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On the way to Bukova
Czech Republic
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On top of Bukova mountain
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Jizera mountains foothill
Martin Brunclík
Dismantled wooden tower Schlossberg
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Moonlight starfield
Erik Krause
Mariánské schody (Marienberg stairs)
Tomas Kysela
Nisanka Lookout View
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Nova Ves nad Nisou - Nisa Spring
Petr Gerhardt
Broken Dam At Bila Desna
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Desna - Riedel Tomb
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Tanvald - Terezinka Viewpoint
Petr Prager
Bedřichov přehrada
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Cerna Studnice
Marin Giurgiu
„St George” Cathedral 1833-1855, Tecuci, Romania
Maurizio Romano
Tianzifang in Taikang Lu - Shanghai
Marcelo Botta
Girasoles
Bane Obradović
Jatare train station, Mokra gora
Rubens Cardia
Martian Landscape with Rover Deck - NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell
Peter Pajor
Angkor31 Panorama
Takács István
Kupola Lent2
Bane Obradović
Narrow gauge steam locomotive, Mokra Gora
Peter Pajor
Ta Keo Angkor Cambodia
Mohammad Shirani
Tioman Beach in Night
Malinnikov Ruslan
Кабина двухсистемного электровоза компании Siemens УС-1
sk vadim
Inside Tonnel 2
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Outer castle courtyard
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Viti crater rim in Askja caldera
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Vicars' Close
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Basilica of St. Nazaire and St. Celse in Carcassonne
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Vikursandur pumice fall
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Viewpoint at Prague Castle
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Under the supporting arch of Opárno bridge
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Walter Suskind's Bridge
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Svartifoss in Skaftafell National Park
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Via Spluga
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The Deer Moat
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.