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NEW MODEL ARMY no.1825
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Czech army watchtower
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Natura 2000-pond system 1
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Natura 2000pond system 2
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Matoušovský mill-river Lužnice
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Beneš mill-river Lužnice
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Stonehenge 1-Tábor
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Stonehenge 2-Tábor
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Via Ferrata-Tábor
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Gazebo in Tabor Holecek orchards
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Winter in Bohemia-small ponds
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Wooden Playground
Michael Pop
Das Grosse Rad im Turda Salzbergwerk
Fariborz Alagheband
Naein Cloak Weaving
C B Arun Kumar
Stone Sculptures Tirtagangga
Nico Roig
Tribute to Escher
Wolfgang Stich
High Resolution Stephansplatz in Vienna
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Brazilian family
D.Tulga
Restaurant in Trans-Mongolian Train
Pascal Moulin
Dans le gouffre de Proumeyssac au Bugue - France
J-P. Scherrer
Mount Saleve with paragliders
Andreu Vicens Oliver
Bodega Cooperativa de Felanitx , Es Sindicat
Dan Perlman
Temperate rainforest Olympic Peninsula, Washington
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Beijing Capital International Airport
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Beaches - Camp Stoja
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Švehla's bridge in Tábor, 1935
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Winter in Bohemia-small ponds
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Beneš mill-river Lužnice
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The ruins of the windmill in Radvanov
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Old Jewish Cemetery-since 1750
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Wooden Playground
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Hotel Lázně Tábor, Tábor Accommodation
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RUINS OF THE KOZÍ HRÁDEK CASTLE
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ruins Šelmberk
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Yacht Club Radava
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Liderovice pond HDR
Mer om 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.