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Czech Republic
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David Outrata
Cottages at the Czech-Moravian Highlands
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Chaty na Českomoravské vrchovině 2
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"Silver spring" near Kremesnik hill
Marco Maier
Pelhřimov - Masaryk square
Marco Maier
Pelhřimov - Masaryk square
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Křížová cesta na Křemešníku
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Chapel of Saint John on the Kremesnik hill
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Kostel na Křemešníku - v zimě
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Allley on the Kremesnik hill
Jeffrey Martin
800 year-old Linden Tree at Zamek Kamenice nad Lipou castle - 3
Jeffrey Martin
Kamenice nad Lipou Castle courtyard
Jeffrey Martin
800 year-old Linden Tree at Zamek Kamenice nad Lipou castle - 2
Jiri Vambera
Ankarafantsika NP Canyon 2
Jaime Brotons
Panoramic view of Albarracin from the top of the wall
Richard Chesher
Red and Yellow Octocorals at Ilot Kouare New Caledonia
Henk-Jan de Jong
Inside the Organ of the St Bavo Cathedral, Haarlem
Iván Ferenczy
Public beach at the old city centre, Rovinj, Croatia
Willy Kaemena
Autostadt Wolfsburg - Autoturm
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Writers at Work - Harry Mulisch
Anton Goida
Night in Chersonesus
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Aleppo Souq Typical Shop
Jaime Brotons
Cascada
Andrew Bodrov
Ice Lagoon, Iceland
Михаил Шишов
радуга Архангельск
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Allley on the Kremesnik hill
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kohoutek
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Maly Blanik Chapel
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Garden
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Prague under snow
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zahrada býkovice
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Railway Station Jesenny - at night
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Tatry - Under Orla Perc
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Zimní Stromovka
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Velká Amerika
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Chata
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Novohradské mountains - bridge
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.