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View from Kozakov
Czech Republic
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Kozakov Lookout Tower
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Paragliders at Kozakov
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ICE
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Drinking beer near Komarov :-)
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Stairs
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Still hanging out in Slana
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Hanging out in Slana
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Hospoda ve Slane
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Hospoda ve Slane
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Document 3 Panorama
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Document 3 Panorama
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Ropes course
Marcio Cabral
Patagonic Rainbow
Thanee Charoensilp
To make a food offering for 3,000 monks
Night Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik riviera - Elaphiti Islands
Arroz Marisco
Sunset Over Rio Ascencio
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Cat Creek day use area in Kananaskis Park
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Evergreen
Comi Valentine
Trekking Fan at Co To Island
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The Hotel with the Most Wonderful View - not quite the Everest View Hotel
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Sherman Tank at Imugan
Kyu-Yong Choi
Doi Mae salong - Green Tea Farm
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View On Kotor And Bay Of Kotor From Top Of St. John Fortress
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Odesskij dvorik
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Picnic Place Next To The River
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Galleria Ferrari - Formula One
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Trulli House Balcony
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Pyramide de los Nichos
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Sametové posvícení 2012 za demokracii ještě demokratičtější
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Via Alberto Lamarmora 2
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Anons protesting against ACTA in Prague
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Teplo del Barbado
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Hospoda ve Slane
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Dock in San Pedro La Laguna
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Avenue Of The Dead
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VIP Club Room "Prague"
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.