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Classical music composer and presidential candidate Vladimir Franz smiles prior to a rehearsal of his opera "War with the Newts" at the State Opera in Prague, Czech Republic, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. Franz is one of nine candidates running for President in the first round of the Czech Republic Presidential election on Jan. 11-12, 2013. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

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