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Auschwitz survivor Miroslaw Celka walks out the gate with the sign saying "Work makes you free" after paying tribute to fallen comrades at the "death wall" execution spot in the former Auschwitz concentration camp in Oswiecim, Poland, on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp on January 27, 2015. Seventy years after the liberation of Auschwitz, ageing survivors and dignitaries gather at the site synonymous with the Holocaust to honour victims and sound the alarm over a fresh wave of anti-Semitism.

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Auschwitz survivor Miroslaw Celka walks out the gate with the sign saying “Work makes you free” after paying tribute to fallen comrades at the “death wall” execution spot in the former Auschwitz concentration camp in Oswiecim, Poland, on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp on Tuesday

A far-right protester holds a flare during the annual far-right rally, which coincides with Poland's National Independence Day in Warsaw November 11, 2014.

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A far-right protester holds a flare during the annual far-right rally, which coincides with Poland’s National Independence Day in Warsaw on Tuesday

Belgium's Nafissatou Thiam competes in the women's high jump qualification during the world indoor athletics championships at the ERGO Arena in Sopot March 7, 2014.

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Belgium’s Nafissatou Thiam competes in the women’s high jump qualification during the world indoor athletics championships at the ERGO Arena in Sopot on Friday

Holocaust survivors arrive for a ceremony to mark the 69th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp and to remember the victims of the Holocaust in Auschwitz...Holocaust survivors arrive for a ceremony to mark the 69th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp and to remember the victims of the Holocaust in Auschwitz January 27, 2014. The world marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27 to remember those who died during the Nazi organised genocide during World War Two that cost the lives of millions of Jews, Roma and Sinti, homosexuals and opponents to Germany's fascist regime and its collaborators.

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Holocaust survivors arrive for a ceremony to mark the 69th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland and to remember its victims.

Units of ZOMO (Motorized Reserves of the Citizens' Militia) perform during reenacted street riots - a reconstruction of historical events of 13 December 1981, in Lublin, Poland. Martial law in Poland was declared by former general Wojciech Jaruzelski on 13 December 1981 aiming to block reforms urged by the 'Solidarity' movement.

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Units of the Zomo riot police take part in a re-enactment of riots that took place on December 13 1981, in Lublin, Poland, when martial law was declared by General Wojciech Jaruzelski, with the aim of blocking reforms urged by the Solidarity movement

A view of the Tatra Mountains in the background from the Sokolnica mountain in the Pieniny Mountain Range, Poland, 18 November 2013

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The Tatra Mountains as seen from the Sokolnica mountain in the Pieniny range, Poland

Young environmentalists from international organizations protest in front of the Polish Ministry of Economy in Warsaw, where the Coal and Climate Summit is taking place. Poland's dependence on the cheap and plentiful coal means it ranks fifth for carbon dioxide (CO2) pollution in the European Union, behind Germany, Britain, Italy and France, whose economies are far larger.

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Young environmentalists protest in front of the Polish economy ministry in Warsaw, where the coal and climate summit is taking place. The country’s dependence on fossil fuel means it ranks fifth for carbon-dioxide pollution in the EU, behind Germany, Britain, Italy and France.

Polish Army (Wojsko Polskie) soldiers are reflected in a puddle as they march during a rehearsal for a parade prior to the Polish 'Independence Day' celebrations, in Warsaw, Poland, 05 November 2013.

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Polish soldiers in Warsaw rehearse for a parade to mark National Independence Day on November 11

Polish fisherman pull a net from the Milickie Ponds during the traditional Carp haul in Grabownica village, south-west Poland, 08 October 2013. Traditionally, carp harvest started in October, well ahead of the forthcoming Christmas season.

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Polish fisherman pull a net from the Milickie Ponds during the traditional carp haul in Grabownica village, southwest Poland on Tuesday.

Trade unionists parade during a demonstration on the first day of the Polish National Days of Protest in Warsaw, Poland.

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Trade unionists parade during a demonstration on the first day of the Polish National Days of Protest in Warsaw, Poland

Armed Forces Day...epa03825628 Polish Air Force's PZL TS-11 Iskra aircraft perform a formation fly-over during a military parade within the celebrations of the Polish Armed Forces Day, in Warsaw, Poland, 15 August 2013. The Armed Forces Day is in remembrance of a victorious battle of Polish troops against the Red Army in 1920.  EPA/Radek Pietruszka POLAND OUT

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Polish Air Force’s PZL TS-11 Iskra aircraft perform a formation fly-over during a military parade as part of the celebrations of the Polish Armed Forces Day, in Warsaw, Poland. The Armed Forces Day is in remembrance of a victorious battle of Polish troops against the Red Army in 1920 

People enjoy a sunny day at the Zalew Zegrzynski lake near  Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, as the temperature in the shade reached 38 degrees Celsius (100,4Fahrenheit).

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People enjoy a sunny day at the Zalew Zegrzynski lake near Warsaw, Poland, on Thursday, as the temperature in the shade reached 38°C

Two women sunbathe on the shore of the Vistula River in Warsaw...Two women sunbathe on the shore of the Vistula River in Warsaw June21, as temperatures soar to over 30 degrees Celsius (86 Fahrenheit)  REUTERS/Peter Andrews (POLAND - Tags: ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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Two women sunbathe on the shore of the Vistula river in Warsaw, Poland.

Workers adding finishing touches to a giant statue  of the late Pope John Paul II being readied for unveiling this weekend, in Czestochowa, Poland, Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

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The 13.8-meter (45.3-foot) white fiberglass figure will tower over the southern city of Czestochowa, home to Poland’s most important Catholic pilgrimage site, Jasna Gora. Funded by a private investor, the pontiff appears smiling and stretching his arms to the world.