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David Cerny Creates Middle Finger Sculpture On Moldau River...PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCTOBER 21:  The sculpture with a rude gesture pointed to the Prague Castle, seat of the Czech President Milos Zeman, by Czech artist David Cerny is placed on Moldau river on October 21, 2013 in Prague, Czech Republic. David Cerny comments current political situation by his work earlier.  (Photo by Matej Divizna/Getty Images) ***BESTPIX***

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Czech artist David Cerny sends a powerful message to his country’s president on Monday with a giant purple hand making an obscene gesture floating on Prague’s Vltava river. Cerny’s gesture comes days before parliamentary elections that could give the communists a taste of power almost 25 years since they were ousted. Read more

People cross the medieval Charles Bridge as the sun rises in Prague, Czech Republic, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013. Lined with Baroque statues the Charles Bridge dates back to the 14th century. Its unique beauty draws millions of visitors every year.

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People cross the medieval Charles Bridge, lined with baroque statues, as the sun rises in Prague, Czech Republic, on Thursday

An employee paints the outer decoration of a cafe bar in Prague

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An employee paints the outer decoration of a café bar in the Prague district of Holešovice. The café bar is a uniquely designed multicultural centre with a futuristic design and many unusual artefacts.

This picture made available Tuesday June 4, 2013,  shows an a erial view of the swollen Vltava river and a flooded house near Stare Ouholice village near Kralupy nad Vltavou, about 35 km (21.7 miles) north of Prague, taken on Monday, June 3, 2013. Heavy rainfalls cause flooding along rivers and lakes in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. (AP Photo/CTK, Vit Simanek) SLOVAKIA OUT

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A lone house stands surrounded by water from the swollen Vltava river at Stare Ouholice village near Kralupy nad Vltavou in the Czech Republic, about 35 km (21.7 miles) north of Prague. Heavy rainfall also caused flooding along rivers and lakes in Germany, Austria and Switzerland Read more

A police woman and paramedic wrap a thermo foil around a woman injured by a powerful gas blast on April  29, 2013 in Prague's historic center. The blast injured up to 20 people, four seriously, rescuers said, adding that it was possible some people were buried in the rubble. AFP PHOTO / MICHAL CIZEKMICHAL CIZEK/AFP/Getty Images

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A policewoman and paramedic wrap a thermo foil round a woman injured by a powerful gas blast on Monday in Prague’s historic centre. The blast injured up to 20 people, four seriously, rescuers said, adding that it was possible some people were buried in the rubble.