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Czech Republic
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Restaurace Start - Pivnice
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FITSTAR 2
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Original 1869 3
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Original 1869 2
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Start Restaurant
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Restaurace Start - Vycep
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Restaurace Start
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restaurant El Nino - garden
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restaurant El Niňo 2
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restaurant El Nino - entrance
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restaurant El Nino - 1
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restaurant El Nino - lounge
Jan Vrsinsky
Pre de Padon
Vasilis Triantafyllou
Saturn V Engines Johnson Space Center
Миша Галян
Minjar. Sunrise
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Pushkar Camel Fair
Tom Sadowski
Airport in Tazlina, Alaska
Stefan Solakov
Rila monastery
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Maratea-Cersuta beach
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Capalbio
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Capalbio
Konrad Łaszczyński
Traditional ceramic vases in Safi
Greg Voisan
Dory Fishing Boat II
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Surrounded by Elephants, very close-up
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2011.06.16 - Wine Hruska 3
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Na Baste - Lounge
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Pacific Beach, San Diego - HDR
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Staromestske namesti, Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic
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App Kosmo 03
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Dmb Era 00106
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Castle Kost - courtyard
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2011.06.28 - swimming pool 5
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Border
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restaurant El Niňo 2
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JaP 02
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Church
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.