French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros

epa09974565 Alexander Zverev of Germany rubs his eyes as wind blows through Court Philippe Chatrier during the men's second round match against Sebastian Baez of Argentina at the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France, 25 May 2022. EPA-EFE/MARTIN DIVISEK

Ukrainian civilians receive weapons training in Czech Republic

epa09853492 Ukrainian civilians receive weapons training at a shooting range in Brno, Czech Republic, 27 March 2022. The project by CS Solutions Group, which provides Ukrainians with free weapons training, is partly funded by a public collection. The money goes towards ammunition. The rest of the cost goes to the shooting range. The external instructors, who do not charge anything for their work, are also a big help. They started the fundraiser on February 28 and had their first takers as early as March 1. About 120 people have already gone through the training, some have come repeatedly. According to organizer Petra Rupova, there is indeed awareness of the training among Ukrainians in the Czech Republic, as evidenced by the continuing interest. EPA-EFE/MARTIN DIVISEK ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET

Ski Jumping World Cup in Klingenthal

epaselect epa09634895 Aleksander Zniszczol of Poland in action in front of the moon during the trial round for the men's HS140 Individual qualification of the Ski Jumping World Cup at the Vogtland Arena in Klingenthal, Germany, 10 December 2021. EPA-EFE/MARTIN DIVISEK

European Judo Championships

epaselect epa08832822 Nikoloz Sherazadishvili (white) of Spain and Mikhail Igolnikov (blue) of Russia in action during their quarter final bout of the men's -90kg category at the European Judo Championships in Prague, Czech Republic, 21 November 2020. EPA-EFE/MARTIN DIVISEK

Prague's Metropolitan Assistance Centre for Ukrainian Refugees

epaselect epa09823905 People wait in line as a rescue tent is reflected in the window, at the Metropolitan Assistance Centre for Ukrainian Refugees in the Congress Centre in Prague, Czech Republic, 14 March 2022. In total, Prague's center has registered almost 33,000 people since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. According to the Czech Interior Ministry, Czech Republic has already granted more than 150,000 special long-term visas to Ukrainian citizens. EPA-EFE/MARTIN DIVISEK

IBU Biathlon World Cup in Nove Mesto na Morave

epa07245551 Competitors in action during the women's 10km Pursuit race at the IBU Biathlon World Cup in Nove Mesto na Morave, Czech Republic, 22 December 2018. EPA-EFE/MARTIN DIVISEK

Tornado hits South Moravia region in Czech Republic's south-east

epa09300167 A firefighter lies on the ground as he rests next to damaged buildings after a tornado hit in Moravska Nova Ves, Czech Republic, 25 June 2021. A rare tornado on 24 June evening swept through the region of South Moravia, in south-eastern Czech Republic, leaving thousands of houses destroyed and damaged, authorities announced. At least three people died, according to a spokesperson of the regional ambulance service. EPA-EFE/MARTIN DIVISEK

Czech traditional carp haul

epa07094920 Fishermen pull a net during the traditional carp haul at Velky Tisy pond near the south Bohemian town of Trebon, Czech Republic, 15 October 2018. The carp hauls take place once a year in the autumn period, primarily in the region of southern Bohemian ponds and fishermen use traditional old methods of catching the local fishes, mostly carps. Carps are kept alive until they can be sold 3 to 4 days before Christmas on 24 December. Carp is the traditional Czech Christmas Eve dinner served with potato salad. EPA-EFE/MARTIN DIVISEK ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET

China Golden Dragons

epa07902907 (02/41) Lei Yao of China Golden Dragons looks on during the 2. Liga ice hockey match between China Golden Dragons and HC Tabor in Slany, Czech Republic, 11 September 2019. A selection of Chinese ice hockey players have been sent to the Czech Republic in a bid to hone their skills and improve their team performances, as China prepares to host the Winter Olympics in Beijing in 2022. Coming from a country with little to no hockey culture, the promising youngsters have traveled to the other side of the world as part of an effort to import top level European ice hockey expertise to China so that the Olympic hosts can be competitive when the Games begin. The China Golden Dragons are being trained by Czech coach Jiri Sejba as part of a program led by a team of experts, including NHL legend Jaromir Jagr. The team will compete in the Czech 2. Liga for the 2019/20 season, which runs until January. The group will be put through a specially designed training program to strengthen their individual and team skills at the Rytiri Kladno hockey club, about 30km outside Prague. The Czech Hockey Union has been working with the Chinese Ice Hockey Association for two years to bring Chinese coaches and players to the Czech Republic for training in the summer. EPA-EFE/MARTIN DIVISEK ATTENTION: For the full PHOTO ESSAY text please see Advisory Notice epa07902905

EuroVolley Women 2019

epa07796785 Anastasiya Shash of Belarus warms up during a break of the EuroVolley Women 2019 match between Slovakia and Belarus in Bratislava, Slovakia, 26 August 2019. EPA-EFE/MARTIN DIVISEK

The first anniversary of death of the first Czech COVID-19 patient

epa09089887 A bird flies over thousands of crosses painted on the pavement at Old Town Square in Prague, Czech Republic, 22 March 2021. Czech Republic commemorates on 22 March the first anniversary of the first Czech COVID-19 victim. At noon bells rang across the country and people observed a minute of silence for all the COVID-19 vicitms. According to Czech Ministry of Health, 24.810 people died during the year. EPA-EFE/MARTIN DIVISEK

Motorcycling Grand Prix of the Czech Republic

epa07754628 Australian MotoGP rider Jack Miller of Pramac Racing in action during the free practice of the Motorcycling Grand Prix of the Czech Republic, 03 August 2019. The race will take place on 04 August 2019. EPA-EFE/MARTIN DIVISEK

Kaliningrad feature FIFA World Cup 2018

epa06817215 A man takes a dip in the Baltic at the beach in Zelenogradsk, Russia, 17 June 2018. Serbia's team is based near Zelenogradsk for the FIFA World Cup 2018. EPA-EFE/MARTIN DIVISEK

Fleeing Ukrainians enter Slovakia through Ubla border

epa09783747 A woman feeds a child as people fleeing Ukraine arrive in Slovakia through the Ubla border crossing, 25 February 2022. Slovakia said it will let fleeing Ukrainians into the country following Russia's military operation in Ukraine. The Slovak Police Force announced on social media that people not holding a valid travel document will also be eligible for entry on an individual basis. EPA-EFE/MARTIN DIVISEK

Street artists perform amid coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

epa08339125 Street artists wearing face masks perform on Charles Bridge early morning in Prague, Czech Republic, 02 April 2020. The Czech government has imposed a lockdown in an attempt to slow down the spread of the pandemic COVID-19 disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. EPA-EFE/MARTIN DIVISEK

Measures to contain coronavirus in Czech Republic

epa08300395 Men wear masks as they sit in the metro in Prague, Czech Republic, 17 March 2020. According to media reports, the Czech government decided to impose a two-week quarantine in the country on the evening of 15 March, and ban all international travel from 16 March 2020. Currently 383 cases of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which causes the Covid-19 disease, have been officially confirmed in Czech Republic. EPA-EFE/MARTIN DIVISEK

'Marching Judas' procession on the White Saturday in Czech Republic

epa07080393 epaselect epa06638278 A boy dressed in hay suit is prepared for an Easter procession called 'Marching Judas' in the village of Stradoun, Czech Republic, 31 March 2018. On the morning of the Holy Saturday, people from the village gather at the local cow house to dress up the oldest teenager boy in the village in hay suit and put on his head a high cap from reed, the boy in this suit symbolizes Judas who betrayed Jesus Christ. After that, young boys push wooden rattles and walk through the village house by house and recite carol about Judas betray. This old Czech Easter tradition, which occur in few villages in Pardubice region, was registred in the UNESCO List of the Intagible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2012. EPA-EFE/MARTIN DIVISEK ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET

Television debates of new elected Slovak President Zuzana Caputova

epa07475936 Slovak President-elect Zuzana Caputova prepares to the TV debate after Slovakia's presidential election run-off at RTVS television in Bratislava, Slovakia, 31 March 2019. Zuzana Caputova is winner in the presidential run-off elections and set to become Slovakia's first female president. EPA-EFE/MARTIN DIVISEK

Behind the scenes of rehearsing of 'Swan Lake' ballet with Czech National Ballet in Prague

epa07507650 (19/22) Dancers of the Czech National Ballet perform during a costume rehearsal of 'Swan Lake' at the National Theatre in Prague, Czech Republic, 25 March 2019. Swan Lake ballet is one of the famous of all classical ballets, the most frequently performed and the most popular worldwide. The new Czech National Ballet production is a revival of the story’s version created by the world-renowned choreographer John Cranko, the founder of the Stuttgarter Ballett. The Czech National Ballet is the first big company to have been granted the approval to stage the piece outside Germany. Up to the present day, the Czech National Theatre has staged 12 adaptations of Swan Lake. EPA-EFE/MARTIN DIVISEK ATTENTION: For the full PHOTO ESSAY text please see Advisory Notice epa07507631

Prague's Lennon wall painted to commemorate fall of communist regime

epa07448247 A man plays guitar by the memorial wall dedicated to former Beatle musician John Lennon with new graffiti of former Czech President Vaclav Havel in Prague city center, Czech Republic, 19 March 2019. About 20 Czech and foreign artists painted the wall to commemorate the 30th anniversary of fall of communist regime which Czech Republic and other eastern countries commemorate this year. Prague's colorfully painted John Lennon's Wall is symbol of Western culture and freedom under the former communist regime. EPA-EFE/MARTIN DIVISEK

Behind the scenes of rehearsing of 'Swan Lake' ballet with Czech National Ballet in Prague

epa07507644 (13/22) Alina Nanu, first soloist of the Czech National Ballet, waits for a costume rehearsal of 'Swan Lake' at the National Theatre in Prague, Czech Republic, 12 March 2019. Swan Lake ballet is one of the famous of all classical ballets, the most frequently performed and the most popular worldwide. The new Czech National Ballet production is a revival of the story’s version created by the world-renowned choreographer John Cranko, the founder of the Stuttgarter Ballett. The Czech National Ballet is the first big company to have been granted the approval to stage the piece outside Germany. Up to the present day, the Czech National Theatre has staged 12 adaptations of Swan Lake. EPA-EFE/MARTIN DIVISEK ATTENTION: For the full PHOTO ESSAY text please see Advisory Notice epa07507631

Behind the scenes of rehearsing of 'Swan Lake' ballet with Czech National Ballet in Prague

epa07507641 (10/22) Dancers of the Czech National Ballet perform during a rehearsal of 'Swan Lake' at the National Theatre in Prague, Czech Republic, 04 March 2019. Swan Lake ballet is one of the famous of all classical ballets, the most frequently performed and the most popular worldwide. The new Czech National Ballet production is a revival of the story’s version created by the world-renowned choreographer John Cranko, the founder of the Stuttgarter Ballett. The Czech National Ballet is the first big company to have been granted the approval to stage the piece outside Germany. Up to the present day, the Czech National Theatre has staged 12 adaptations of Swan Lake. EPA-EFE/MARTIN DIVISEK ATTENTION: For the full PHOTO ESSAY text please see Advisory Notice epa07507631

Carnival in Prague

epa07408504 Costumed revellers attend a carnival celebration in central Prague, Czech Republic, 02 March 2019. Carnival celebrations across the Czech Republic mark the departing winter, forthcoming spring and beginning of Lent. EPA-EFE/MARTIN DIVISEK

Prague Zoo presents baby Nubian giraffe

epa07396867 A twelve-days-old male Nubian giraffe calf (C) is framed by two adults in the animals' enclosure at the zoo in Prague, Czech Republic, 25 February 2019. According to Prague Zoo, the baby was born on 13 February 2019 and it is 84th giraffe birth in the zoo's history. EPA-EFE/MARTIN DIVISEK

Re-opening of Prague's State Opera after reconstruction

epaselect epa08105214 Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis attends a gala concert for re-opening of the State Opera after reconstruction in Prague, Czech Republic, 05 January 2020. The State Opera re-opened 05 January, exactly 132 years after its first opening, with a gala concert presenting the key moments of the building's history. The renovation works started in the spring of 2017. State Opera, one of the most beautiful theater buildings in Europe, has new technologies like touchscreen displays on all of seats and a rebuilt rotating stage. The building was last renovated in the 1970s. Reconstruction lasted almost three years and cost 1.3 billion CZK (51.26 milion EUR), compared to the original cost increased by 400 million CZK. The historical Prague's State Opera first opened its doors to the public in 1888 as a German stage. EPA-EFE/MARTIN DIVISEK

Sedivackuv Long sled dog race

epa07323657 A musher competes with his dogs during the Sedivackuv Long 2019 sled dog race near the Czech-Polish border in the Orlicke mountains, around the village of Destne v Orlickych horach, Czech Republic, 26 January 2019 (issued on 27 January 2019). The four-day race with about 700 dogs this year and 100 mushers from 11 countries, including Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Netherlands, Croatia, Hungary and Poland, is the longest in the Czech Republic and one of the hardest races of its kind in Europe. Competitors have to cover 200 kms with one-night bivouac. EPA-EFE/MARTIN DIVISEK ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET

UEFA European Women's U17 Championship

epa05964751 Claudia Pina of Spain reacts during the UEFA European Women's U17 Soccer Championship final between Germany and Spain in Plzen, Czech Republic, 14 May 2017. Germany won 3-1 on penalties. EPA/MARTIN DIVISEK

Biathlon - Beijing 2022 Olympic Games

epa09761808 Tiril Eckhoff of Norway in action during the Women's Biathlon 4x6km Relay race at the Zhangjiakou National Biathlon Centre at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Games, Zhangjiakou, China, 16 February 2022. EPA-EFE/MARTIN DIVISEK

Biathlon - Beijing 2022 Olympic Games

epaselect epa09749253 Bogdan Tsymbal of Ukraine during the Men's Biathlon 10km Sprint race at the Zhangjiakou National Biathlon Centre at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Games, Zhangjiakou, China, 12 February 2022. EPA-EFE/MARTIN DIVISEK

Polish-Belarusian border situation

epa09623600 A soldier stands guard at the entrance to a temporary base outside the city of Michalowo, near the Polish-Belarusian border, eastern Poland, 16 November 2021. Poland has been struggling to stem the flow of asylum-seekers, refugees and migrants crossing into the country from Belarus. The Polish government said the migrants have been invited to Belarus by the Belarusian president, allegedly under the promise they will be able to live in the EU. Thousands of people who want to obtain asylum in the European Union have been trapped at low temperatures at the border since 08 November. EPA-EFE/MARTIN DIVISEK

Pope Francis' Apostolic Journey to Slovakia

epa09623599 Faithful arrive to attend Holy Mass, celebrated by Pope Francis, on the esplanade of the National Shrine in Sastin, Slovakia, 15 September 2021. The pontiff is on an apostolic journey to Slovakia from 12 to 15 September, under the official motto: 'With Mary and Joseph on the way to Jesus'. EPA-EFE/MARTIN DIVISEK
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