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  • Banners and placards are held aloft during a demonstration in front of the presidential palace in Warsaw on Sunday marking the first anniversary of the plane crash in Russia that killed President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others. Poland is still deeply divided over the investigation into the crash. A year later, 42 percent of Poles now see Polish-Russian relations as "bad." (Associated Press)

    Poles mark anniversary of Smolensk plane crash

    Poland on Sunday marked the one-year anniversary of a plane crash that killed not only its president and other key leaders but also, ultimately, efforts to improve relations with Russia, its historic enemy.

  • Parliament Speaker, acting president Bronislaw Komorowski greets supporters after exit polls indicate him to be the possible winner in the presidential elections, during the election night in Warsaw, Sunday, July 4, 2010. Exit polls in Poland's presidential election show Komorowski with a very slight edge over the late president's identical twin brother, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, with official results not expected until Monday. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

    Komorowski win strengthens Polish government

    Interim president Bronislaw Komorowski appeared to have held off a last-minute surge from the identical twin brother of the late president, who died in an April plane crash that shocked the country and forced Sunday's early election.

  • Presidential candidate Jaroslaw Kaczynski, twin brother of the late President Lech Kaczynski, who was killed in a plane crash in Russia, lifts his brother's granddaughter Eva to cast his vote in the presidential election in Warsaw on Sunday, June 20, 2010. Poles are voting Sunday to choose Lech Kaczynski's successor. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

    Komorowski leads Kaczynski in Polish election

    More than two months after Poland's president was killed in a plane crash, Poles voted Sunday to choose his successor. Exit polls showed interim President and Parliament Speaker Bronislaw Komorowski leading former Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski, but without the 50 percent needed for outright victory.

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  • Hard-headed barter imperils Poland's EU relationships

    WARSAW — Poland's all-or-nothing negotiating style helped the post-communist state win concessions over a new treaty to which EU leaders agreed in the wee hours yesterday morning, but at the cost of relations with some key partners in the 27-nation bloc.

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