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The 2010 Carp Christmas Massacre, Prague - 10
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It's Christmas time again in the Czech Republic. This means that all those big fat carp who have been living high on the hog for a while, are finally going to meet their demise, under a hammer, on a cold street somewhere in the city. Carp is part of the traditional Czech christmas meal. Some people take the live carp home with them and keep it in their bathtub for a few days. If they have small children, they might end up taking a trip to the Vltava river to free the carp - I have heard a few friends tell me this story!
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