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Explosion Shakes Central Prague, As Many As 40 Injured

 

 

 

 

”  An explosion in central Prague on Monday, probably caused by gas, injured as many as 40 people, officials said, and neighboring buildings – including the National Theatre – had to be evacuated.

The explosion, in a building facing the Vltava river just a few dozen meters (yards) from the 19th-century theatre, was heard as far away as Prague Castle about a mile away.

A police spokesman said the blast was probably caused by gas and that there had been about 15 people in the building, which included an office of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and an art gallery.

“We estimate up to 40 people were injured,” Zdenek Schwarz, the chief of Prague paramedics, said on Czech Television.”

 

 

 

 

 

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There are two general classifications of hardware.  Some tanks are military antiques.  As weapons, they’re obsolete.  The interest in these machines is almost entirely based upon their value as examples.  Most, though not all, of these sorts of tanks are associated with museums.

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There are dealers here who specialize in decommissioned military hardware.  If it is already in the United States, it is only a matter of money.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Combining War Photos with Photos of Today

 

Prague (1944). Powder Tower. People meet the Soviet liberating T-34 tanks and soldiers riding them.

 

 

 

” Many structures and buildings have been rebuilt after World War 2, but the history will always remain in photos. Take a look at this amazing collection of “now & then” photo combinations created by Sergey Larenkov. “

 

 

 

 

 

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