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Andrei Kuznetcov
Tersky coast
Andrei Kuznetcov
Varzuga
Andrei Kuznetcov
Varzuga - Uspensky church XVII
Pavel Selivanov
Near Hlebnaia river
Lev Trusov
Karelia. Dolgij Bay.
Lev Trusov
Karelia. Sonreka River.
Boldovskiy Egor
Flat Luda test
Lev Trusov
Karelia. Lake Murashevo.
Boldovskiy Egor
Guest area
Boldovskiy Egor
Middle island (Sredniy)
Lev Trusov
Small Camp near Unduksa River
Михаил Шишов
Свято-Троицкий Анзерский скит
Tibor Illes
Synagogue
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Borg Regeneration Chamber
Paco Lorente
Pont del Diable
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Enterprise Bridge - NCC-1701-D
Emile Duijker
Amsterdam from a roof
Jürgen Diemer
Trevi Fountain Roma
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USS Enterprise - Bridge Ops
Jeffrey Martin
A busy morning
Jürgen Diemer
Galleria Alberto Sordi Rom
Toni Garbasso
Library for Atmosphere Studies
Bernhard Vogl
Dachstein Rieseneishöhle Ausgang
Gregory Panayotou
Matavai Bay (Again !)
Andrei Kuznetcov
Kenya waterfall
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Nordkapp
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cape German
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port Dudinka - view from Enisei
Andrei Kuznetcov
HPS 15
Andrei Kuznetcov
mountain Krestovaya 2
Andrei Kuznetcov
mountain Krestovaya 1
Andrei Kuznetcov
Kukisvumchorr-2
Andrei Kuznetcov
Murmansk-NordStar
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Nordkapp - looking at the Knivskjelodden
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Two brothers
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Kaamanen
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