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Hotel Thermal - The 44th International Film Festival Karlovy Vary
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Hotel Thermal - The 44th International Film Festival Karlovy Vary
Jan Vrsinsky
Zahradni Street Karlovy Vary
Jeffrey Martin
Bride and Groom in Karlovy Vary
Jan Vrsinsky
Karlovy Vary
Dušan Vondra
Vyhlídka na kolonádu u Skalníkových sadů
Zbigniew Pilip
Karlovy Vary - Mlynska Kolonada
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Mlýnská kolonáda
Dušan Vondra
Mlýnský pramen
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Karlovy Vary, Lazenska Street
Zbigniew Pilip
Trzni Kolonada - Karlove Vary
Gamurar-Roman
Karlovy Vary
Dušan Vondra
Karlovarské Vřídlo
Hans Molenkamp
Camping at the Rhein
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Wat Phrathat Doi Kham, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Moraine Lake, Banff National Park
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The hot air balloon festival in Campu Cetatii, Transsylvania
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Hakan Durgut
Sile Wave Breaker
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Duvugardur, Saksun
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San Wan Ho Bean Curd Shop 西灣河珍香園
Ruediger Kottmann
Fishmarket with town hall in Erfurt
Mario Gaetano Brucculeri
Die JDPh in der Alten Oper [2009]
Randy Myers
Omaha Beach
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Columns in a palace in Chichen Itza
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Bear Lookout
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Aiteq Camrál 2012 - Sudička
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Marina d' Angra do Heroismo
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25th Photowalk in Prague
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El Palomar
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The Vesuvius Volcano
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Gorreana Tea Plantation
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Pescui
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Platforma de los Craneos
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Main Building Kromeriz Hpp
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Walking Around The Krafla Caldera Lava Field
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.