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Gyoda city local museum
Japan

At the entrance of Gyoda local museum. The successive rulers' flags are on the wall.

Copyright: Heiwa4126
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 9600x4800
Taken: 15/07/2012
Uploaded: 26/07/2012
Updated: 25/06/2014
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Tags: gyoda; saitama; japan; museum; flags; handheld
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