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PARTY PEOPLE: Czechs celebrate on the eve of accession

A Bash For The Big Bang
It was a long time coming. Skies across the Continent filled with fireworks in the early hours of Saturday to mark the European Union's enlargement from 15 to 25 member states. Ireland — Europe's westernmost country and current holder of the E.U.'s rotating presidency — played host to European leaders to celebrate the Union's historic inclusion of 10 new members from the East. In Brussels on Sunday, ambassadors planned to hold a friendly football match, each wearing T shirts with the same magic number: 25. Appreciation of the day's significance was...

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