The Republic of Poland is a European country bordered by Germany to the west, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south, Ukraine and Belarus to the east, Lithuania and Russia to the north. Poland dates back to over 1,000 years ago and had its golden age towards the end of the 16th century under the Jagiellonian dynasty, when Poland was one of the largest, wealthiest, and most powerful countries in Europe. At the end of the 18th century the country was partitioned by Russia, Austria, and Prussia. It regained independence in 1918, then became a communist satellite state of the Soviet Union after World War II until the fall of communism in the early 90s. In 2004 Poland joined the European Union.

Warsaw photo gallery  - 265 pictures of Warsaw
Jawor Church of Peace photo gallery  - 16 pictures of Jawor Church of Peace
Wroclaw photo gallery  - 36 pictures of Wroclaw
Krakow photo gallery  - 104 pictures of Krakow
265 photos of Warsaw, the capital of Poland, including the old town, churches, palaces, parks, skyscrapers and other photos
16 photos of the Church of Peace in Jawor (Poland), one of the largest timber-framed religious buildings in Europe
36 photos of Wroclaw, a pleasant city in southwest Poland with a historic centre and a large university
104 photos of Krakow, the ancient capital of Poland on the Vistula river
Auschwitz photo gallery  - 46 pictures of Auschwitz
Kalwaria Zebrzydowska photo gallery  - 13 pictures of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska
Wieliczka salt mine photo gallery  - 16 pictures of Wieliczka salt mine
Miscellaneous photos photo gallery  - 7 pictures of Miscellaneous photos
46 photos of the Auschwitz concentration camp near Krakow in Poland
13 photos of the monastery in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska located to the southwest of Krakow
16 photos of the Wieliczka salt mine in southern Poland, a UNESCO world heritage site since 1978
7 miscellaneous photos of Poland
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