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Albi
France
Copyright: Christophe bouthe
Typ: Spherical
Resolution: 6000x3000
Uppladdad: 04/02/2009
Uppdaterad: 25/06/2012
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Albi Cathedral; Cathédrale Ste-Cécile 4
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