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Light flares are seen at the Monument to the Defenders of Westerplatte during the ceremony marking 77th anniversary of World War II outbreak in Westerplatte, in Gdansk, Poland, 01 September 2016. World War II began when the German Navy destroyer 'Schleswig-Holstein' fired the first shots on the Westerplatte fortifications at 04:45 hrs on 01 September 1939.  EPA/ADAM WARZAWA POLAND OUT

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Light flares are seen at the Monument to the Defenders of Westerplatte during the ceremony marking 77th anniversary of World War II outbreak in Westerplatte, in Gdansk, Poland 

Cyclist Katarzyna Niewiadoma of Poland rides during the women's individual time trial event at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016.

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Cyclist Katarzyna Niewiadoma of Poland rides during the women’s individual time trial event at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2016 Rio Olympics - Beach Volleyball - Men's Preliminary - Beach Volleyball Arena - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 08/08/2016. Bartosz Losiak (POL) of Poland competes

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Bartosz Losiak (POL) of Poland competes in the men’s preliminary beach volleyball competition at the 2016 Rio Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Pope Francis pays respects by the death wall in the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, Poland, July 29, 2016.   TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      Osservatore Romano/Handout via Reuters ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE.     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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Pope Francis pays respects by the death wall in the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, Poland

Faithfuls greet Pope Francis as he arrives at the Jasna Gora shrine in Czestochowa, Poland July 28, 2016. REUTERS/David W Cerny

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Faithfuls greet Pope Francis as he arrives at the in Czestochowa, Poland 

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Young women from France are among the dozens of thousands of young people from around the globe walking during thunderstorms to the site of a Catholic Mass in the Blonia green in Krakow, Poland 

epa05350322 US Army C-17 Globemaster military transport planes drop US paratroopers from the 82 Airborne Division during the Swift Response-16 part of the NATO Anaconda-16 exercise at the military area near Torun, Poland, 07 June 2016.  About 2 thousand paratroopers from Poland, USA and Great Britain took part in a landing exercise as part of the The Polish-led multinational exercise Anaconda-16, conducted with allies and partners from 24 countries between 07 and 17 June 2016, which is to test and enhance the capabilities of NATO countries to quickly respond to threats regardless of distance and origin.  EPA/TYTUS ZMIJEWSKI POLAND OUT

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US Army C-17 Globemaster military transport planes drop US paratroopers from the 82 Airborne Division during the Swift Response-16 part of the NATO Anaconda-16 exercise at the military area near Torun, Poland 

POLAND-POLITICS-FARRIGHT-DEMO...A demonstrator shouts and performs a Nazi salute in front of banner reading "Europe awake" followed by a group of Hungarian Jobbik party representatives during an annual march commemorating Poland's National Independence Day in Warsaw on November 11, 2015. Poland's National Independence Day commemorates the anniversary of the Restoration of a Polish State in 1918. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI        (Photo credit should read JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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A demonstrator shouts and performs a Nazi salute in front of banner reading “Europe awake” followed by a group of Hungarian Jobbik party representatives during an annual march commemorating Poland’s National Independence Day in Warsaw

Chinese people living in Poland wait for Chinese Navy ships in the port of Gdynia in Gdynia, Poland, 07 October 2015. Three Chinese naval vessels, a destroyer 'Jinan', a multi-role frigate 'Yiyang' and replenishment ship 'Qiandaohu', came to Gdynia for the Chinese Navy's first-ever visit to Poland. The ships are part of a task force which recently completed an anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden. The ships are currently on a five-month tour of seaports worldwide and have already visited Sudan, Egypt, Denmark, Finland and Sweden. The visit to Poland is aimed at developing friendly relations and exchange between China and Poland

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Chinese people living in Poland wait for Chinese Navy ships in the port of Gdynia in Gdynia, Poland on Wednesday. Three Chinese naval vessels, a destroyer ‘Jinan’, a multi-role frigate ‘Yiyang’ and replenishment ship ‘Qiandaohu’, came to Gdynia for the Chinese Navy’s first-ever visit to Poland

Milky Way seen in Poland...epa04849997 A picture made available on 17 July 2015 shows the bright line of the Milky Way above the old oaks at the Rogalin landscape Park in Rogalin village, near Poznan, on the night of 16 July 2015.  EPA/LUKASZ OGRODOWCZYK POLAND OUT

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The bright line of the Milky Way is seen above the old oaks at the Rogalin landscape Park in Rogalin village, near Poznan, Poland on Thursday night 

Soldiers of the German armed forces, the Bundeswehr, stand next to their Marder light tanks during the NATO Noble Jump military exercises of the VJTF forces on June 18, 2015 in Zagan, Poland. The VJTF, the Very High Readiness Joint Task Force, is NATO's response to Russia's annexation of Crimea and the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Troops from Germany, Norway, Belgium, Poland, Czech Republic, Lithuania and Belgium were among those taking part today

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Soldiers of the German armed forces, the Bundeswehr, stand next to their Marder light tanks during the NATO Noble Jump military exercises of the VJTF forces on Thursday in Zagan, Poland

The Morskie Oko (Eye of the Sea) lake on a sunny morning in Tatra Mountains in Zakopane, Poland on Tuesday

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The Morskie Oko (Eye of the Sea) lake on a sunny morning in Tatra Mountains in Zakopane, Poland on Tuesday

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