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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)

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Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat, of Poland, center, welcomes back center Kevin Seraphin (13) of France, and forward Kris Humphries (43) to the bench during a time out in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat, from Poland, poses for a photographer during the NBA basketball team's media day, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat, (4), of Poland, poses for a photograph during NBA basketball media day at the Verizon Center in Washington, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Agnieszka Radwanska, of Poland, returns a shot against Shuai Peng, of China, during the second round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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Poland's Rafal Majka crosses the finish line to win the start of the seventeenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 124.5 kilometers (77.4 miles) with start in Saint-Gaudens and finish in Saint-Lary, France, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

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Poland's Rafal Majka crosses the finish line to win the start of the seventeenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 124.5 kilometers (77.4 miles) with start in Saint-Gaudens and finish in Saint-Lary, France, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

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Poland's Rafal Majka crosses the finish line to win the fourteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 177 kilometers (110 miles) with start in Grenoble and finish in Risoul, France, Saturday, July 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

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Poland's Rafal Majka crosses the finish line to win the fourteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 177 kilometers (110 miles) with start in Grenoble and finish in Risoul, France, Saturday, July 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

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Boston Celtics center Kris Humphries (43) drives past Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat (4), from Poland, in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)