Kfar Aaqab – Notre Dame De l’Annonciation

Eglise Notre-Dame De l'Annonciation - كنيسة سيدة البشارة للروم الأورثوذوكس, Lebanon

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كنيسة سيدة البشارة للروم الأورثوذوكس

Kfar Aaqab

Metn

Mount Lebanon

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