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File:Tagebau Garzweiler Panorama 2005.jpg


Description Panorama of open-pit mining Garzweiler, Germany
Date 26 March 2005
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Author Raimond Spekking
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51° 2′ 30.52″ N, 6° 27′ 57.17″ E

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English: Panorama of open-pit mining Garzweiler, Germany


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