After 9 months of competition and more than 130,000 submissions from photographers all over the world, the Top 50 finalists for the #AGORAawards2019 have been revealed.

From seals resting on the Antarctic ice to Nomads crossing the Sahara desert, this selection will make you travel across the continents to discover the wonders of Planet Earth and its various cultures, people and incredible landscapes.

The AGORA Awards 2019, hosted by free-to-use photography app AGORA images will reward the best image of the year with the grand prize of $25,000 for its photographer. Unlike any other contest, the third edition of the AGORA Awards recognizes the single most voted photo of the year, without any photography genre categories.

The competition has been running throughout 2019, where photographers from all around the world - amateurs and professional alike - could submit their best shots. The 50 finalists, coming from 21 different countries, are now competing to cast the most votes and will be awarded on November 6th during the official AGORA awards ceremony taking place in Barcelona.

Which of them will win the life-changing prize? See them now and have your say!

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#1

Ant Balancing The Earth

Ant Balancing The Earth

It took the photographer 4 hours to take this shot of an ant carrying water drops spread on a piece of thread. By @anadgphotography (Philippines), Analiza De Guzman/AGORA images

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Hope Floats 1 week ago

This is one of the most amazing photographs I've seen and how in the hell does that water drop not pop when he places it on his head?

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#2

The Best Friends

The Best Friends

A lizard and a snail having a cute moment. by @andihalil (Indonesia), Andi Halil / AGORA images

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Anne 1 week ago

this is one second before noms right?

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#3

Reaching For Heaven

Reaching For Heaven

The Mont Saint Michel, France, lost in the middle of the fog. By @thedronelad (UK), Konrad Paruch/AGORA images

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What am i doing here 1 week ago

Amazing

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#4

Incense Work

Incense Work

In Vietnam, incense is known to connect living people with ancestors and gods. By @ptkhanhhvnh (Vietnam), Khánh Phan/AGORA images

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boredpanDaman 1 week ago

that color... just beautiul

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#5

Songs Of Freedom

Songs Of Freedom

More than a photo - an unspoken struggle for freedom and belonging, inspired by Bob Marley's 'Redemption Song'. By @eighthman (Ghana), Michael Aboya/AGORA images

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Mia Cardenas 1 week ago

Hope in their faces

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#6

Rainy Day

Rainy Day

Red-eyed tree frog in West Java. By @hendymp (Indonesia), Hendy MP/AGORA images

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Annie 1 week ago

Looks like the frog is enjoying the shower. : )

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#7

Mother's Goodness

Mother's Goodness

Perfect timing for this shot of a Hoopoe bird feeding its chicks. By @phyomoe (Myanmar), Phyo Moe/AGORA images

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BusLady 1 week ago

It would be easy for the chicks to see her coming. What beautiful color. Looks like it's wearing a crown.

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#8

Alone In The Desert

Alone In The Desert

The shot was taken from a high dune in Merzouga, Morocco, where Nomads are seen moving through the Sahara desert. By @carlesalonsophotography (Spain), Carles Alonso/AGORA images

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Sam Closets 1 week ago

These are not nomads but tourist on a daytrip.

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#9

Echoes Of The Unknown

Echoes Of The Unknown

The photographer wanted to display the cordial relationship between a man and a beast. By @theeastwoodexperience (Ghana), Clement Eastwood/AGORA images

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boredpanDaman 1 week ago

the calmness in horses eyes...

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#10

Run And Fun

Run And Fun

Young monks having fun at the Hsinbyume Pagoda. By @lingling25 (Myanmar), Ling Ling/AGORA images

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Rosie Hamilton 1 week ago

They look like they are running on icing on a cake.

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#11

Colors Of Life

Colors Of Life

Women fishing in West Bengal before heading to the market. By @pranab_basak (India), Pranab Basak/AGORA images

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boredpanDaman 1 week ago

amazingly beautiful

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#12

Under The Light Making Batik Crafts

Under The Light Making Batik Crafts

Batik making in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Batik is a technique of wax-resist dyeing applied to whole cloth. The lady pictured has been mastering this art for the past 35 years. With this picture, the photographer hopes to keep this tradition alive. by @_bimo_ (Indonesia), Bimo Pradityo/AGORA images

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Rosie Hamilton 1 week ago

Remember learning how to do this at school - it's lovely fun and can leave you with beautiful fabric.

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#13

Reitdiephaven

Reitdiephaven

Long exposure sunset shot in the District in the city of Groningen, Netherlands By @anskar (Germany), Anskar Lenzen/AGORA images

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Kim Bush 1 week ago

Simply beautiful

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#14

Veins Of Earth

Veins Of Earth

The Amazon-like shot was taken in East Sussex, where the Cuckmere river divides the grasslands. By @hugohealy (UK), Hugo Healy/AGORA images

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Bluebell Rizzi 1 week ago

Sussex!?!? I didn't know my country could look so beautiful

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#15

Sand Wasp With Prey

Sand Wasp With Prey

This wasp is on a mission to bring its prey home! By @pokokemoto (Indonesia), Imam Primahardy/AGORA images

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Monika Soffronow 1 week ago (edited)

What a shot! But let me officially state that I am damn glad that wasps are not our size!

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#16

Rainbow Reine

Rainbow Reine

Double rainbow spotted as the photographer was crossing a bridge in the Lofoten Islands. By @uglefisk (Norway), Paal Lund/AGORA images

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boredpanDaman 1 week ago

imagine the whole size of that circle...

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#17

Wild Look

Wild Look

Lynx spotted in the Cábarceno Natural Park. By @saavedraphotography (Spain), Sergio Saavedra/AGORA images

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Miranda Noble 1 week ago

Me: Here kitty kitty, come here kitty, let me hug you and love you foreverrrrrrrrrr Kitty: Mmmmm stupid huummaan.... snack time!!

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#18

Motherly Love

Motherly Love

More than a 2-hour wait for this photographer to capture a tender moment between a chimpanzee and its infant at the Tenerife zoo. By @santiagolopezfotografia, Santiago López/AGORA images

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Mine Savas 5 days ago

Too cute.

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#19

Unknown

Unknown

Taking this shot without getting his lenses soaked was a hard exercise for this photographer in Tumpak Sewu Waterfall, East Java. By @jprphotos (UK), Jonathan Rogers/AGORA images

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Mia Cardenas 1 week ago

nature is amazing and we look so insignificant compared to it's power

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#20

Throwing Nets

Throwing Nets

Fisherman in action at the Situ Patenggang lake. By @g13nnn (Indonesia), Glenn Valentino/AGORA images

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Mia Cardenas 1 week ago

old traditions are beautiful

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#21

Expressions

Expressions

Saint met in a Pakistani Shrine. By @asimijaz (Pakistan), Asim Ijaz/AGORA images

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Monika Soffronow 1 week ago

What an unusual eye colour.

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#22

Among The White Umbrellas

Among The White Umbrellas

Traditional umbrellas factory in Mandalay, Myanmar. The production of a traditional umbrella cannot be done by a single person or within a day: there is a division of labor in the making of a single umbrella. Each worker is responsible for different parts to finish one umbrella. By @aungthuya (Myanmar), Aung ThuYa/AGORA images

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Kasey Earls 1 week ago

This is stunning and oddly satisfying.

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#23

Nature Always Wins

Nature Always Wins

Shipwreck graves in Brittany, France. Some boats have been there for more than 100 years. By @charliieb (Monaco), Charlie Berthaume/AGORA images

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Ina 1 week ago (edited)

Looks like fossils

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#24

Dark Disneyland

Dark Disneyland

Vertical panorama of the Neuschwanstein Castle. By @tommimatz (Germany), Tommi Matz/AGORA images

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F. H. 1 week ago

Must be early in the moring, otherwise it's packed with tourists.

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#25

Sea Of Ice

Sea Of Ice

The professional wildlife photographer took this photo in Antarctica, where crabeater seals like to rest on ice for a nap. By @florianledoux (France), Florian Ledoux/AGORA images

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Mia Cardenas 1 week ago

how beautiful our planet and fellow earthlings are

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#26

Hearts On The Sea

Hearts On The Sea

Aerial photos of fishing nets in Vietnam. By @phannguyen5285 (Vietnam), Nguyen Phan Xuan/AGORA images

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boredpanDaman 1 week ago

heart draw themselves wherever they like : ) lovely

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#27

Oeil De Zèbre

Oeil De Zèbre

Shot taken at the Madrid safari. By @s.p.marin (Spain), Sara Pinto Marin/AGORA images

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Bluebell Rizzi 1 week ago

the reflection of the fence in its eyes makes me so sad

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#28

The Most Beautiful Roundabout In The World

The Most Beautiful Roundabout In The World

Vertical panorama of Paris' Arc de Triomphe, where 12 avenues come together. By @henrydo (USA), Henry Do/AGORA images

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ChickyChicky 1 week ago

How are there no cars going around it? Did they change that since I've been to Paris?

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#29

Dancer

Dancer

Taken at the Peace and Friendship Stadium in Athens. By @markellos (Greece), Markellos Plakitsis/AGORA images

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Monika Soffronow 1 week ago

If this contained the sum total of the information an alien had on the human species, then how would the humans be described?!? ;-)

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#30

Snow Horseman

Snow Horseman

Winter in Mongolia. By @zayyarlin (Myanmar), Zay Yar Lin/AGORA images

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Jacqui Cyrus 1 week ago

The lone horseman contrasting in red makes this an eye-catching photo.

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#31

Diamond Ring Total Solar Eclipse

Diamond Ring Total Solar Eclipse

Snapshot of the 2017 total solar eclipse, pictured from Nebraska. By @edoindo (USA), Edward Panjaitan/AGORA images

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Mary Rose Kent 1 week ago

It was foggy in my San Francisco neighborhood on the morning of the eclipse and all I saw was a brief, mild darkening

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#32

When The Buffalo Comes Back

When The Buffalo Comes Back

Buffalos bathing in Pleiku, Central Vietnam. By @hoangquocvinh, Hoang Quocvinh/AGORA images

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Mia Cardenas 1 week ago

Stunning the contract between the buffalo and water. Nature is amazing

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#33

La Mujer Que Espera

La Mujer Que Espera

Women waiting to be served in a salami shop in Rome, Piazza de la Rotonda. By @paulaaranoa (Argentina), Paula Aranoa /AGORA images

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Monika Soffronow 1 week ago

The shop keeper gives me the feeling that if you ask for 100 grams of salami the scale will say 100. Not 99, and not 101. It will say 100. You cannot possibly become more professional.

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#34

Undefined

Undefined

Snapshot taken during a road trip in California, Todos Santos. The photographer was lucky to snorkel with the animals afterwards! by @jordisark (Spain), Jordi Sark/AGORA images)

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Mary Rose Kent 1 week ago

To be clear, Todos Santos is in Baja California, Mexico

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#35

Water Is Life

Water Is Life

Although typhoons are pretty common in The Philippines, the citizens still worship the life-giving element of water. by @froirivera (Philippines), Froi Rivera/AGORA images

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ChickyChicky 1 week ago

Totally staged. Is that part of the contest? It is pretty.

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#36

In Retrospect

In Retrospect

Lonely man looking at the horizon in Kobe, Japan. By @patriciasoon (Malaysia), Patricia Soon/AGORA images

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Kenny Kulbiski 1 week ago

I don't see him as lonely, just a guy enjoying some rare solitude. I'm envious.

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#37

Strawberry Greenhouses

Strawberry Greenhouses

Young women working in a strawberry field, located in the Aegean region of Turkey. By @leylaemektar (Turkey), Leyla Emektar/AGORA images

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反社会的 1 week ago

Looks like a tiny human walking through dead branches of bamboo.

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#38

Eid Prayer

Eid Prayer

The Eid prayer is celebrated on the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal, after the fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. By @azimronnie (Bangladesh), Azim Ronnie/AGORA images

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Cubcake 1 week ago

The colors, and then realizing that each drop of color is a person at prayer, United. Beautiful.

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#39

Farming

Farming

Shot of the rice fields in Northern Vietnam, where workers plant the rice seedlings for the upcoming harvest. By @diepvan (Vietnam), Diep Van/AGORA images

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Mia Cardenas 1 week ago

beautiful

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#40

Rain

Rain

Powerful portrait of the photographer's father under the rain. By @wunderbilder (Germany), Perry Wunderlich/AGORA images

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boredpanDaman 1 week ago

the photographers father has gone through stuff... respect

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#41

Six Feet Under

Six Feet Under

Foggy morning in Ukraine, where the photographer spotted a man digging a grave with his bare hands in a little cemetery. By @davidedziegler (Spain), David Carbonell/AGORA images

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F. H. 1 week ago

To me it looks like he's using a shovel and probably a pick too, not his bare hands.

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#42

The Lights Of Life

The Lights Of Life

Early morning shot of the Cirahong Bridge, located on the border of Tasikmalaya Regency and Ciamis Regency. The bridge was built in 1893 by the Dutch colons. By @dikyedarling (Indonesia), Dikye Ariani/AGORA images

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反社会的 1 week ago

This is such a cool photo.

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#43

Blue Eye

Blue Eye

The photographer pictured his son running through the City of Arts and Science, in Valencia. By @ajuriaguerra (Spain), Pedro Luis Ajuriaguerra Saiz/AGORA images

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boredpanDaman 1 week ago (edited)

i dont want to leave this pic as the only one not upvoted by me

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#44

L’espurna Que Fa Que Tot Comenci

L’espurna Que Fa Que Tot Comenci

Correfocs during a traditional Catalan festival, where groups dressed as devils light fireworks in the crowd. By @xopet1969 (Spain), Albert Castañe/AGORA images

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Bluebell Rizzi 1 week ago

Is this the festival of San Juan? I went to that this year ^ ^

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#45

Striving

Striving

The shot was taken near the Nias Islands, an internationally famous surfing destination. By @bastian_as (Indonesia), Bastian AS/AGORA images

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boredpanDaman 1 week ago

i see him!

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#46

Preparing For 1000 Takjil Iftar Ramadan Kareem

Preparing For 1000 Takjil Iftar Ramadan Kareem

Three volunteers serve 1000 plates of chicken and rice prepared for the Iftar, an evening meal during which Muslims end their daily Ramadan fast at sunset. By @dharmaku (Indonesia), Dharma Kurniawan/AGORA images

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Mia Cardenas 1 week ago

it's not what you have but what you give

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#47

Fire Fighter

Fire Fighter

Locals and firemen work as a team to fight a fire caused by a power incident in Bangladesh. By @tanveer.rohan (Bangladesh), Tanveer Rohan/AGORA images

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boredpanDaman 1 week ago

the guy in the far right has such a dramatic look in his face

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#48

Out At Sea - Msc Orchestra

Out At Sea - Msc Orchestra

Entry from the contest's youngest finalist, a 18-year-old photographer from the Jersey Channel Islands. The cruise boat was visiting the harbor close to his hometown. By @above_and_beyond_visuals (UK), Cameron Aird/AGORA images

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boredpanDaman 1 week ago

upvote for young photographer but, down with these ritch-b!tches perversions

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#49

Boys

Boys

With this shot, the photographer wanted to portray equality between two human beings. By @diegocampomar (Uruguay), Diego Campomar/AGORA images

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Miss Cris 1 week ago

It looks upside down...

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#50

The Road And The Farm Have Been Flooded

The Road And The Farm Have Been Flooded

Floods in Gorgan city, Northern Iran. by @mohammadmoheimany (Iran), Mohammad Moheimani/AGORA images

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Miss Cris 1 week ago

Nature always win.

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