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Big America - view of a pile of gravel
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Big America - SW
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Big America - West
David Outrata
Velká Amerika
Erwin Maassen
Kasteel Karlstejn
Stepan Hasek
Bobovicke waterfalls
Jeffrey Martin
Bridge over the Beroun
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Bridge over the Beroun
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Walking in Karlstejn
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Karlstejn Nadrazi (Train Station)
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The Pub at Karlstejn Train Station
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Frantisek (age 3) on a pile of gravel in Dobrichovice
Jakub Hruska
Inside Krafla caldera
Rainer Kaufhold
Die alte Schmiede "Thielemann" in Ahnatal-Heckershausen 2
Uwe Buecher
Mulin del Rancone, Garfagnana
Gabor Rev
Pillowfight
Dmitry Sverdlov
Mountain Cat
Uwe Buecher
Camposanto Monumentale, Pisa
Ramin Dehdashti
Atashgah, the Zoroastrian Fire Temple
Ioannis Koukourakis
Old Port Walk
Arnaud Chapin
Quelmer Cimetière de Bateaux
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Quelmer Cimetière de bateaux
Uwe Buecher
Fortezza delle Verrucole, Garfagnana
aerial panorama abbey marienmünster,germay
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most přes Klenici u tenisové zdi
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cottage 01 01 - view from the terrace
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Golf Kotlina - Driving range
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U Mendliku - grill
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Rhodes 01
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Bakov nad Jizerou, Swimming pool
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Pacific Beach, San Diego - HDR
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2011.06.30 - stationery 04
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cottage 01 02 - living room
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VCNK - Atrium from the balcony
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Salon Lacrima 1
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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.