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The ODS (Czech Civic Democrat) Election Rally at Mustek
Prague

The days are heating up if only from the hot air of politicians. With only one day left before the polls open, the major parties are making the last effort for the support of voters. At Muzeum today was the Czech Communist Rally, and a few hundred meters away, at the bottom of Vaclavske Namesti, was the ODS Rally.

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Uploaded: 04/09/2008
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