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forest
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Pohořský rybník
Wolfgang Diesenreiter
Nebelstein
Petr Prager
Benešov nad Černou
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Malonty
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Novohradské mountains - meadow
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Novohradské mountains - bridge
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Novohradské mountains - crossroad
J-P. Scherrer
Museum of Art and History First Floor Hall
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inside the lantern of St. Charles Church in Vienna
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8 Aug 2008 Kutna Hora macaber coat of arms of the steinberk family
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Hira Minar, Elephant Tower, Fatehpur Sikri
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Rape field
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VCRR Open Viewing Car
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shanghai-expo Finland Pavilion
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Midnight Terror Cave Entrance
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The Ali Qoli Aqa Bathhouse
Marcio Cabral
Maytreia
Luciano Correa | Vista Panoramica
The Rising Areia que Canta
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Nagaur Cattle Fair, Horse Dance
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Cottages at the Czech-Moravian Highlands
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Maly Blanik inside Chapel
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Velky Blanik
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Novohradské mountains - bridge
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Chapel of Saint John on the Kremesnik hill
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Maly Blanik Chapel
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Railway Station Jesenny - at night
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"Silver spring" near Kremesnik hill
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Botanical garden 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.