Soldiers place a wreath during a ceremony outside the Czech Radio building in Prague to commemorate the 46th anniversary of the Soviet-led occupation of the former Czechoslovakia in 1968
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Participants of the Khamoro World Roma Festival dance through the historical centre of Prague
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A worker of the Security Services Archive searches files in the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes in Prague. When Czechs threw off communism in 1989, they adopted strict rules marginalising anyone with ties to the repressive old regime. But now they are asking whether it’s time to move on. The soul-searching has been stirred by Andrej Babis, a businessman-turned-politician poised to join a new coalition government despite allegations – which he denies – of past collaboration with the communist secret police.
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People cross the medieval Charles Bridge, lined with baroque statues, as the sun rises in Prague, Czech Republic, on Thursday
A three-metre deep underwater tunnel allows visitors to watch fish in a lake at Madra, Czech Republic. Sturgeon, carp, catfish, perch, tench, eel and trout can be viewed from the eight-metre transparent tube, located 70km southeast of Brno, South Moravia. Read more