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Bantay Tower Belfry
Philippines

View atop Bantay belfry in Iocos Sur.

Copyright: Fung yu
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Uppladdad: 10/09/2008
Uppdaterad: 08/10/2014
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Tags: bantay; tower; belfry; ilocos sur; philippines
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