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Edith Piaf square of Cuincy, in the night
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This is a view of the Edith Piaf square of Cuincy, in the night. Nearby are Castle Cuincy, and the library. The shot was taken in february 2010, in the evening.

Copyright: Franck masschelein
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Caricate: 11/02/2010
Aggiornato: 25/02/2012
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