Jozef Gruska

Professor at Faculty of Informatics MU

Jozef Gruska

prof. RNDr. Jozef Gruska, DrSc.

Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University
Botanická 68a, Brno, 60200, Czech Republic (map)

Email:gruska@fi.muni.cz
Fax:+420 549 49 1820
Phone:+420 549 49 4592 (office), +421 254 77 3718 (home)

For further info about me please see my biography, CV, very short version of CV, poster version of personal CV, my page at Academia Europa, or a 14-minute documentary movie "GEN.sk Jozef Gruska", created by Slovak TV in 2010.

Research

I am currently involved in the following topics:

A new perception of informatics

There are several important reasons why it is now of large importance, for society in general and for informatics in particular, to develop a new, deeper, broader and more challenging perception of Informatics.

This new perception see Informatics as the oldest area of science and technology consisting of four closely connected areas (scientific, engineering, methodological and application) that has an important impact on other areas of science and technology and can be seen as their main guide and servant/queen.

If you are interested in this topic, see the following papers:

See also Dialog: Quantum Informatics and the Relations between Informatics, Mathematics and Physics published in the "Bulletin of EATCS", in May and October issues in 2007

Quantum information processing, transmission and cryptography

This is currently one of the hottest topics in science and technology. The goal is to explore how much can a clever use of inherently quantum phenomena improve (from the efficiency point of view) information processing, transmission (from the efficiency and security points of view) and/or realize actions (as teleportation) that are impossible when only of the classical world phenomena are used.

This area of science and technology can be seen as a merge of arguably two most areas of science and technology of 20th century - quantum physics and informatics and as such a merge it is expected to be of the key importance for the 21st century.

If you are interested in this topic (and you would like to get free the first book/monograph or textbook about the subject), see, few lines below, references to the book as well as to its updating and corrections.

AQIS conferences I am also much involved, as a co-founder and the Steering committee chair, in organizing, since 2001, a series of main annual Asia Quantum Information Science conferences (2001 - Tokyo, 2002 - Tokyo, 2003 - Kyoto, 2004 - Tokyo, 2005 - Tokyo, 2006 - Beijing, 2007 - Kyoto, 2008 - Seoul, 2009 - Nanjing, 2010 - Tokyo, 2011 - Busan, 2012 - AQIS'12 - Suzhou, 2013 - Chennai 2014 - Kyoto For a global view of first 10 AQIS conferences see AQIS'01-AQIS'10

AQIS conferences take very broad view of the quantum information processing, communication and cryptography, try to bridge physics and informatics approaches and have very careful and strong evaluation of submitted papers with acceptance rate around 25%.

For recent review papers about quantum information processing see Quantum computing in 1250 pages Springer-Verlag book "Mathematics unlimited - 2001 and beyond" summarizing the state of mathematics and related disciplines around year 2000, Quantum computing in 3300 pages "Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering", in 2009.

Teaching

I am currently teaching the following courses at Faculty of Informatics:

Recent books

You may be interested in the following two books:

Quantum computing

In quantum computing, we witness an exciting and very promising merge of two of the deepest and most successful scientific and technological developments of this century: quantum physics and computer science. In spite of the fact that its experimental developments are in their infancy, there has already been a variety of concepts, models, methods and results obtained at the theoretical level that clearly have lasting value.These concepts, methods and results are the main subject of the book.

Foundations of computing

An innovative, synthesizing, much broader than usual, precise but not too formal and focused presentation of fundamentals of modern computing as rich on interesting/important and indispensable conceptual tools and methods as well as deep/exciting results for undergraduate and graduate students in computing and related areas.

Selected professional publications

For the list click here.

Interviews

TV movies

For the list click here. For info on DVD on nativities click here.

Selected talks

Last seventheen talks – for full list since 2004 click here.

Biography

If the CVs above were not enough, or too much, you can find more\less about me there.

Current and recent positions

Major activities

Long stays abroad

Main Awards

Anniversary events

Resources and extras

News

QIPC extras

Cryptography extras

PhD students column

All students column

Future is ahead

Fun, wise and useful – on one page

Almost a must

Hobbies

I have collections of nativities, Easter eggs, bookends, walking sticks, (moving) mobiles, …

See also photos from Japan, India, USA, China, Korea, Pakistan, Armenia.

Nativities from a collection of 370 from 63 countries

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Slovakia, wood

Stefan Sivan, 1970, perhaps the most famous Slovak folk art woodcarver

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Slovakia

Deatail from Sivan's nativity

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Germany, wood, nut shell

Miniatures from Erzgebirge, a double motive

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Czech Rep., glass

A. Dostalova, blow glass

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Czech Rep. and Slovakia

Miniatures in nut shells and on matches

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Czech Rep., wood

M. Hosek, Pribram style, Pribram city was famous for coal mines

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Czech Rep., wood

Pribram style nativity

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Slovakia, ceramics

M. Liska

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Slovakia, wood

V. Moravek - antic style

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Slovakia, nut wood

V. Bandur, some parts are movable

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Czech Rep., wood

Slovakia, ceramics J. Randuskova

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Slovakia, majolica

M. Liska

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Czech Rep., beef leather

L. Stanovska, a rare type of nativity

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Czech. Rep, crystal glass

modern

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Czech. Rep., dough and salt

J. Vycichlova, 1990, 225 figures representing a Czech village activities during the year, likely the largest of this type

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Czech Rep., glass

M. Franek, style from Zelezny Brod, a center of Czech glass industry

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Czech Rep., paper

J. Lada, figures are cut from printed paper, hundred of thousand copies used to be made

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Czech Rep., lace patchwork

L. Dominova

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Czech Rep., straw

B. Kolmannova

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Slovakia, goose egg shell, plastic

O. Mueler, scenes from Janošik suite around nativity .

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Czech Rep., paper

M. Aleš, 1929, a copy of famous nativity

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Czech Rep., paper, wood

J. Knapovský, 215 figures all painted originally, a very unique nativity

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Czech Rep, straw.

S. Kolačný, 55 figures, unique

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Slovakia, majolik

M. Liska

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Slovakia

Christmas tree keeper from L. Ctverakova fro

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Germany, metal

special

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Poland, szopka, wood, paper, tinfoil

The most typical kind of Polish nativity from Krakow area

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Philippine, wood

Photo from nativities exhibition in 2005

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Czech Rep, lace patchwork

J. Štefková

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Poland, wood

The most widespread type of Polish nativities

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France, ceramics

nativity from Carbonel manufacture, very typical

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USA, China

K. Lawrence, Twilight, designed in USA, made in China

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Mexico

paper and special glue

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Brasilia

special pumpkins

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Zaire, Madagascar, Burkina Faso, Ghana

bone, bronze, bronze, wood

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Japan

several Japanese nativities

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Argentina

horse hair

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Guatemala

Maya design

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Philippine, straw

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Canada, ceramics

Nativity put into Inuit's environment

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Kenna

stone figures

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Kenna

figures in national costumes

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Costa Rica, ceramics

traditional

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A nativities exhibition

Piestany, 2011

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Slovakia

wires - old traditional technique

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Czech Rep.

dough - eatable, no salt

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Czech Rep.

wood, 2m long with 14 movable figures

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Czech Rep.

bronze, Vlčková

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Finland, wood

nativity in Finish setting

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Israel

Olive wood, classical style

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Canada, bones

Nativity composed from treska bones

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Sweden, glass

modern

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USA

Hopi Indian art

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Czech Rep.

Nativity made out of scales of carp, L. Dominová

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Czech Rep.

Dough, eatable, Vizovice style, L. Kalivodova, detail

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Czech Rep.

Dough, eatable, Vizovice style, L. Kalivodoval

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Slovakia, wood

wooden chains, each made out of a single piece of wood with nativity figures endings

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Germany

blue print

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Tanzania

Eben wood

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Zimbabwe

wood

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Spain.

dressed terracotta figures

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Australia

glass, metal

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Great Britain

very specia, in the style of Russian fairy tales

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Ecuador left

Costa Rica right

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Belgium

artificial stone

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Italy, terracotta

The most widespread type of Italian nativities

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Slovakia, majolika

M. Liska, nativity in a plate

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UK, terracota

Unusual, antique style`

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China, wood

tyle of the village .....

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Slovakia, glass painting

?. Benicky, very unique style`

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France, dressed teracotta figures

The most widespread type of French Provensal nativities

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France, dressed teracotta

Saint family in the Provencal nativity

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France, dressed terracota figures

Three kings in the Provencal nativity

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France, dressed terracotta figures

Three men from the Provencal type nativity

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France, dressed teracotta figures

3 ladies in the Provencal type nativity

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Czech. Rep., wood, Hubacek's nativity figures

Very special nativity - animals coming to Jesus

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Hubacek's nativity

Saint family and birds choir

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Hubacek's nativity -detail

King

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Hubacek's nativity - detail

King

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Hubacek's nativity - detail

Wolf as shephard and sheeps

Easter eggs – painted eggs of chickens, geese, ducks, ostriches, emus and swans

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Home Easter scenery I

A variety of eggs

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Home Easter scenery II

A variety of eggs

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Eggs trimmed with metal

A very old and rarely used technique to cover eggs with pieces of metal

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Depiction of of the 14 stations of the cross

D. M. Havetta

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perforated eggs

Tibor Szomali

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various types of

Slovak eggs

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eggs glued by various vegatable seeds

Special technique

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A variety of styles

Slovak eggs

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Modern eggs

made in Poland

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Bali egg in the middle

Chinese eggs on sides

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Slovakia

eggs of various types

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Slovakia

eggs of various types

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Germany

an egg from Dresden environment/p>

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Slovakia

Emu egg painted

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A mixed

Eastern composition of eggs

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Slovakia

Three special eggs

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Slovakia

Eggs of different types

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Slovakia

Eggs of different types

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Poland

< A typical Polish folk art motif

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Slovakia

A home composition of Easter eggs

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Slovakia

Folk motifs

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Germany, Hamburg

Chicken and ostrich eggs

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Czech Rep. + Slovakia

Ostriches, emu, ostriches eggs

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Slovakia

Painted scenes from villages during Easter

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Slovakia

3 Special types of painted eggs

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An Easter composition

An Easter composition

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Slovakia

Eggs in wired nets

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Slovakia

A collection of Easter eggs

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An Easter composition

An Easter composition

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Slovakia

An ostrich egg covered by ??? and a collection of eggs in wired nets

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Slovakia

Eeggs decorated by coloured pieces of straw

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Slovakia

Eggs decorated by coloured pieces of straw

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Slovakia

eggs decorated by coloured pieces of straw

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eggs in wired nets

home

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Slovakia

eggs coverd by nets of wires

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Finland

Painted eggs deicted four seasons of the year

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Slovakia

Perofrated eggs with ornaments made by holes

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Slovakia

eggs painted by ai dancing party

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Moravia

Onion style paintings on eggs

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Slovakia

A very rare speciality - an ostrich egg covered by pieces of metal

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Slovakia

Easter exhibition of eggs at home

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Slovakia

Exhibition of Easter eggs at home

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Slovakia

Eggs with painted flowers and with their latin names

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Slovakia

A collection of eggs from 2013

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Slovakia

s Two goose perforated eggs

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Slovakia

Painted dancing figures

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Slovakia

Eggs decorated by vax black ornaments

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Slovakia

A collection of red painted eggs

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Moravia

Ostrich eggs decorated by vax<\p>

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Slovakia

Ostrich eggs decorated by pieces of straw

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Slovakia

Ostrich eggs with red background and vyskerabovanymi ornamentss

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Slovakia

Three goose perforated eggs

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Slovakia

Three eggs are covered by poppy corn then decorated by natural seeds

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Slovakia

Eggs decorated by metal pieces

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Slovakia

egggs painted in a special way

Bookends

These are some fine bookends!

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Czech, wood

Dogs

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South Africa, wood

Rhinos

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Kenna, stone

Rhino

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Zimbabwe, soap stone, 1992

Hiding before lions

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Slovakia

M. Liska, majolica

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Spain, wood

Don Quixote and Sancho Panchez

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Germany<, metal

Locomotive

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Spain, ceramics

eagle

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Japan, wood

Hokkaido, unusual one-sided bookends

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Canada, metal

Teespots

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France, terracotta

Shops with bread and meat

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New Zealand, wood

Kiwis

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Spain, metal

A ship

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Germany, bronze

Lions

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Egypt, terracotta

Faraons

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czech Rep., wood

dogs

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France, terracotta

Reapers

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Germany

Fighting horses

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South Africa, wood

Rhinos

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France

Little Prince, Exupery

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Switzerland, ceramics

Nudes, art novae

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Belgium, stain

Special bookends

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Germany, mramor

cactus holders

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Bali, wood

A typical gate to a temple complex

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Kongo, stone

Giraffes

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Denmark

Lekture

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Denmark

Strom

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USA

Damy pred zrkadlami

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Moravia, J. Nevesela

E.T.

Walking sticks

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Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe, Bali, Egypt, Zimbabwe

The third from left is Namyniami from Kariba lake.

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Japan, New Zealand, Japan

The one from New Zealand is of Maori origin

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Poland, India, Zimbawe

Folk mitives

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China, India, India

First hole stick is from rohov, second is with inlais of Agra style, third is from carved woodo

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Zimbabwe

A spirit

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Slovakia

A very special technique of inserting thin metal into wood

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Zimbabwe

Snake sticks

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Zimbabwe

Second hole hole discribes the story of tribe living near lake ?????`>

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Slovakia

Ornaments on the stick are realized by inlaiding thin pieces of copper.

Mobiles

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USA

Tri lumen, Joel Hotchkins

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Denmark

Ole Flensted

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Denmark

Ole Flensted

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Finland

Christmas stars mobile

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Brasilia

Aras.

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Finland

A Christmas mobile

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Czech Rep.

Birds, ?. Tiokova

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Germany

Untitled

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Denmark, Ole Flensted;

8 black fishes and one red warm

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Slovakia

Sophie and Marek

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Finland

Shhephard, sheeps and dog

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Slovakia

Unique - Present to 80th birthday

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Japan, Tokyo

Fisches

Photos from travels

Japan

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Buddha in Kamakura

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Japanese way of taking care for trees for winter

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From OSAKA World Exhibition

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Cherry blossoming/ in Tokyo>

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a route to Fuji

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On the top of Fuji

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During night climbing of Fuji

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Niko

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At a temple in Kamakura

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Garden in Kyoto

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Zen Garden in Kyoto

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Zen Garden in Kyoto

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Avenue of Tori in Fushima shrine

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In Dogo temple in Kyoto

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Phoenix Hall in Uji City

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Castle in Osaka

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Buddha in Kamakura from his back

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Tokyo wedding

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Girls drum band at a festival

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at a festival - carrying a heavy deity

China

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Beijing - Forbidden city

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Beijing - Temple of Heaven

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Beijing - in Summer Palace

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Chinese Wall

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A sacred way to Ming Tombs

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Shanghai - Padong

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Shanghai - Padong

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Science centre in Mega-university in Guangzhou

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Terracotta army near Xian

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Terracotta army near Xian

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Two largest buildings (up to 400m) in Guangzhou

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Hong Kong

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A stone in a Suzhou garden

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In Huang Shan (Yellow mountains)

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Goose pagoda in Xian

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Famen temple near Xian

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Nanjing - a sacred way to Xiao Ling Tombs

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Nanjing - Yuejianglou temples

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A stone in a Nanjing garden

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Guilin - a Li river scene

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Guilin -a Li river scene

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Guilin - a Li river scene

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Guilin - a Li river scene

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Guilin - Yuangshow - river

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In Huang Shan

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In Huang Shan, a way up for a rich person

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In Huang Shan

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A sacred way to Qian Ling Tombs near Xian

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Hon Kong - ten thousand Buddha temple

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Hon Kong - Ten thousands Buddha temple

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Hon Kong - Main temple

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Zhaoqin - in Seven Lake park

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a tree in Zhaoqin Seven Lake park

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Hon Kong - ten thousand Buddha temple

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Shenze, World Park Eifel tower (103 m)+ Pisa tower +???

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Shenze, World park, Koeln cathedral

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SDhenze, World park, pyramids from Egypt

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Shenzen, World park, Niagara Falls

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Shenzen, World Park, Fuji and Taj Mahal as seen from top of Eifel Tower

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in a garden in Suzhou

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in a garden in Suzhou

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in a garden of Suzhou

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in a garden of Suzhou/p>

India

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Akshardam temple (New Delhi)

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Kanchipuram

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Golden temple in Armitsar

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Bhubaneswar

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Konark

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Bangalore

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Mysore

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Lotus temple (New Delhi)

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Taj Mahal

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Khajuraho

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Kanchipuram

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Khajuraho

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Khajuraho

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Kanchipuram

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Puri

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Varanasi - urning dead people at Ganges river

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Khajuraho - details of temples

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Khajuraho

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Khajuraho

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patachitra from Puri - Life of Krishna in episodes

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Mamalapuram, stones

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Mamalapurami - Krishna ball

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Mamalapuram

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Mamalapuram - Arunja' penance

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Mamalapuram - Five Rathas

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Gate to Tomb Akbar the Great

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Tomb of Akbar the Great

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Taj Mahal

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Red Fort Agra - outside walls

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Red Fort Agra - oputside walls

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Qutb Minar, Delhi

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Qutb Minar, Delhi

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Qutb Minar, Delhi

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Iron column from 6th cent. nearby

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Ali Minar nearby

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Gate to Humayun's tomb

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Humayun's tomb

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Toms around Humayun's tomb

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Tomb of Isa Kahn nearby

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Mosque of Isa kahn

Pakistan

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Islamabad, new Shah Faisa meshita that can acccomodate 64000 people

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Islamabad, parlament

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Taxila, established in 5th century BC, UNESCO World Culturale Herritage archeological site

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Lahore, UNESCO World Cultural Herritage, city

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Lahore, Badshahi mosque

mmm
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Lahore, Badshahi mosque

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Lahore, Old fort from outside

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Lahore, Wazir Khan Mosque

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Lahore, Shalinar's gardens

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Lahore, Shalinar's gardens

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Lahore, a way to Jehangir's Tom

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Lahore, Jehangir's tomb minaret

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Lahore university

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Nathiagali sommer resort - participants of a workshop

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Nathiagali summer school place

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Taxila

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Lahore, Badshahi mosque

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Lahore, Vazir Khan mosque

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Shalimar's garden

Korea

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view of Seoul from Baekunde peak of Bukhansan National park

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Seoul - apartments area + a church

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poster for a workshop at KIAS

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Nammdaemum (South) gate

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Olympic park

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Changdeokung palace (UNESCO World Cultural Herritage) site

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Throne hall of Gyeongbokgung palace complex

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Royal banquet hall in Gyeongbokgung palace

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Hwangwonjeong two stories pavilon in Gyeongbokgung palace

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at National Folk Museum

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National Folk Museum

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Ceramics museum in Incheon

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Incheon, ceramics in front of Museum of ceramics

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Incheon, ceramics in front of Museum of ceramics

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cemetery of Tongdosa temple near Busan

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Climbing baekundae peak of Bukhansan National park in Seoul

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Cheonggyechon stream in the centre of Seoul

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statue of Jozef Jankovič in Olympic park

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in Songnamsa temple complex/p>

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in the Pukyong National University in Busan

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Busan city

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Haeundae beach in Busan - best in Korea

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at Pukyong National University in Busan

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Haedong Yongugsang temple in Busan

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in Tongdosa temple complex north of Busan

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Tumuli park with 23 royal Silla kings' tombs in Gyeongju

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Cheomseongdae astrological observatory from 7th century in Gyeongju

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special vegetable in Wolseong park

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Anapji pond pleasure place

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Bolguksa temple, UNESCO World Cultural Heritage

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Korea

USA, MIT Computer Science Building

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MIT

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MIT

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MIT

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MIT

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MIT

Algeria photo

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Constantine

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Constantine

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Constantine

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Constantine

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Constantine

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Constantine

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Timgad

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Timgad

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Timgad

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Timgad

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Constantine

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Constantine

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Constantine

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Constantine

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Constantine

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Constantine

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Constantine

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Constantine

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Constantine`

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Constantine

Armenia photos

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Yerevan, Cascade monument of 50 years of Soviet Union

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Echmiadzen - Holy City

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Echmiadzen - Holy City

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Echmiadzen -katchkars

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Echmiadzen - katchkars

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Mother Church of armenia in Echmiadzen

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Two crosses monument to hnour pope visit in Armenia

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Ruins of Zwatnots Cathedral (7th century)

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Arakalos church at lake Sevan

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Monastery Sanahin at North

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Geghard monastery

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Geghard monastery

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Geghard monastery

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Statue in Jerevan

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Church of Psalms (Saghmosavank) near Yerevan from 1215

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Haghpat monastery - Bell tower

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Sanahin monastery

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Monastery Haghpat

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Sevanavanh church, lake Sevan<

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Arakalos Church at lake Sevan

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Geghard monastery

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Helenic temple at Garni, 1st century AD

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Haghpat monastery, UNESCO World Cultural Herritage

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Sevanavananh church lake Sevan

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A way to churches at Sevan lake