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Gustave Courbet's "Landscape Around Ornans," a historic 19th century painting looted by Nazis during World War Ii, was recovered by the Commission for Art Recovery in Poland four years ago.

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Illustration on Poland's resistance to EU dissemination of Syrian refugees by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Serena Williams of the United States celebrates after defeating Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland in their semifinal match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016.(AP Photo/Andrew Brownbill)

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In towns like Slubice, Poland — seen across the Oder River from Frankfurt, Germany — residents complain about being left out of Poland's post-communist economic success. These voters propelled Poland's right wing into office this fall. (Associated Press)

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U.S. Army helicopters transport soldiers during the NATO Noble Jump exercise on a training range near Swietoszow Zagan, Poland, Thursday, June 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

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Illustration on the renewal of Gdansk, Poland by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Washington Wizards guard Ramon Sessions (7) and center Marcin Gortat (4), from Poland, celebrate after a play in the first half of Game 4 in the first round of the NBA basketball playoffs against the Toronto Raptors, Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat (4), from Poland, reaches for the ball as Portland Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez (42) drives to the basket in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, March 16, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat, left, of Poland, looks to pass against Charlotte Hornets center Al Jefferson in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, March 9, 2015, in Charlotte, N.C. The Wizards won 95-69. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

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Young people are walking with gifts for their loved ones in celebration of Valentine's Day in the center of Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

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Russia leaders hope to draw world leaders away from neighboring Poland's planned commemorations and instead to Moscow, where the annual Victory Day parade will take place May 9. The plan highlights ongoing tensions between Russia and the West.

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liberation: Geopolitics may sabotage Europe's commemorating the 70th anniversary of the close of World War II, including the liberation of the Birkenau Nazi death camp in Oswiecim, Poland. Poland and nearby Russia may host competing ceremonies. (associated press photographs)

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Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski's invite to world leaders to mark the anniversary of the war's close in May will compete with celebrations in Moscow.

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Barbed wire fences surround detention buildings at the Auschwitz Nazi death camp in Oswiecim, Poland, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. A decade ago, 1,500 Holocaust survivors traveled to Auschwitz to mark the 60th anniversary of the death camp's liberation. On Tuesday, for the 70th anniversary, organizers are expecting 300, the youngest in their 70s. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

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Miss Universe contestants Valentina Bonariva, of Italy, left, Doron Matalon, of Israel, Marcela Chmielowska, of Poland, Gaylyne Ayugi, of Kenya, and Kaci Fennell, of Jamaica, splash water at a photographer during the Yamamay swimsuit runway show, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, in Doral, Fla. The Miss Universe pageant will be held Jan. 25 in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

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Miss Universe contestants Valentina Bonariva, of Italy, left, Doron Matalon, of Israel, Marcela Chmielowska, of Poland, Gaylyne Ayugi, of Kenya, and Kaci Fennell, of Jamaica, splash water at a photographer during the Yamamay swimsuit runway show, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, in Doral, Fla. The Miss Universe pageant will be held Jan. 25 in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

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Former Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski (Wikimedia Commons)

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Poland's prime minister Ewa Kopacz said revelations of CIA torture could harm her country's relations with the U.S. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

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Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) drives pat Washington Wizards' Marcin Gortat (4), from Poland, during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Cleveland. (Associated Press)

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Russian journalist Leonid Sviridov speaks to the press after a three-hour meeting with officials concerning an attempt by Polish authorities to expel him from the country, in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. Sviridov was stripped of his right to work as a journalist in Poland last month by the Foreign Ministry after Poland detained a top Polish Army official and a Polish-Russian lawyer on suspicion of spying. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)