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Varadero, Cuba
Jun 9-20
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Paris, France
Jun 8-12
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Paris, France
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Leon, Spain
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Yerevan, Armenia
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Shamkir, Azerbaijan
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Tashkent, Uzbekistan
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Tashkent, Uzbekistan
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