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Kashima Shrine - two-story gate
Japan

The main gate of Kashima Shrine.

Copyright: Heiwa4126
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6000x3000
Taken: 10/09/2011
Geüpload: 08/10/2011
Geüpdatet: 25/06/2014
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