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    高崎市箕郷町のふた Takasaki, Gunma In Japan all of the manhole-covers are decorated according to the prefecture it's in.

    This is a beautiful unique manhole cover located at the Campus of the university of Stuttgart in Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany, Baden-Württemberg.

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