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Parashkin, Kozenka river, aug2011
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Kozenka, Parashkin
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Kozinka river (aug2011)
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Kozenka river, aug2011
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Kozinka river near Koza village (aug2012)
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Beavers dam on Kozenka river, aug2011
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Beavers dam on Kozenka river, aug2011
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Beavers dam on Kozinka river, aug2011
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Kozinka river near Koza village (aug2012)
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Parashkin, Kozenka river, aug2011
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