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Buildings of the former military area-Czech
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NEW MODEL ARMY no.1825
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Czech army watchtower
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Natura 2000-pond system 1
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Natura 2000pond system 2
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Matoušovský mill-river Lužnice
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Beneš mill-river Lužnice
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Stonehenge 1-Tábor
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Stonehenge 2-Tábor
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Via Ferrata-Tábor
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Gazebo in Tabor Holecek orchards
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Winter in Bohemia-small ponds
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Wooden Playground
Marin Giurgiu
„Sf Treime” (Holy Trinity) orthodox cathedral, underground floor, Baia Mare, Romania
鼎典全景,Ding code panorama,
吉林交通职业技术学院学生宿舍
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Tarn Col, Arthur's Pass National Park, New Zealand
Rheinfall 5
Andre de Molenaar
White Hole Tarpons
Maciej G. Szling
Kościół św. Michała Archanioła w Dębnie
rosspisvena
FISH EYE (eying for fish)
Matthias Kunze
Zur Lamsenspitze
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Cerkiew prawosławna Opieki Matki Bożej w Wołowcu
Banick
Degollada De Las Yeguas
Zoran Strajin
Dome of the Rock, Temple Mount, Jerusalem, [very close shot]
Marin Giurgiu
Old woman and cows, Aspra, Maramures, Romania
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Švehla's bridge in Tábor, 1935
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The Sliezsky House
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The Téry Chalet
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The chateau of Hluboká in night 2
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Buildings of the former military area-Czech
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Castle Tower at Varnsdorf
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Liderovice pond HDR
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Timbered Building from National Park Czech Switzerland
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Stadlec chain bridge
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watchtower Krátošice
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Military And Kurz Watchtower
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Ruins of the windmill at Příčovy
More About Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is a cool little landlocked country south of Germany and Poland, with a national addiction to pork and beer. Potatos, cabbage, and dumplings are close behind them, and they also have this great bar food called "utopenec." It means "a drowned man," it's pickled sausage with onions, perfect with some dark wheat bread and beer. The Czech bread is legendary, like a meal all by itself.Czechoslovakia first became a sovereign state in 1918 when it declared independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The state of Czechoslovakia lasted until the "Velvet Divorce" of 1993, which created Slovakia and the Czech Republic.It was occupied by Germany in WWII but escaped major damage, unlike most other European cities. The nation's capital, Prague, retains some of Europe's most beautiful Baroque architecture as well as one of the largest medieval castle complexes still standing. The President of the Czech Republic has his offices in the Prague Castle even today.There was a coup d'etat in 1948 and Czechoslovakia fell under Soviet rule. For fifty years Czechoslovakia was a Socialist state under the USSR, subject to censorship, forced atheism and even the arrest of jazz musicians!In 1989, communist police violently squashed a pro-democracy demonstration and pissed everybody off so bad that a revolution erupted over it, finally ending the Communist rule.The next twenty years saw rapid economic growth and westernization. Today in Prague you can eat at McDonald's or KFC, shop for snowboarding boots and go see a punk rock show.The Czech Republic took over the presidency of the European Union in January 2009. This instantly created lots of political drama because the President of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Klaus, is a renowned Euroskeptic.We anxiously await the outcome of "President Klaus vs. the Lisbon Treaty", a world heavywieght fight sceduled for spring 2009.Text by Steve Smith.