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Karel Gott & Family
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Karel Gott & Family arrive at Havel's 70th Birthday Party. Pounced upon by hordes of lenses and microphones, the Czech megastar paused to show his lovely wife and baby to the world.

Vaclav Havel, who is turning 70 today, had his birthday party at the Prazska krizovatka. He invited everyone of any importance, all of his best friends, all of their best friends, and a few enemies just for good measure. The scene outside was the closest thing to a Hollywood Gala seen in Prague since Mick Jagger's 60th birthday party at the Castle a few years ago.

Papparazzi pounced on every black mercedes as its door opened, spraying their flashes and microphones. Yes, everyone was here tonight, including the joker who every Native is proud to be ashamed of, Karel Gott, pictured here with this very young wife and new baby in tow.

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