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Jan Palach was a student who set himself on fire (and subsequently died) as a protest against the Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia. He has since become a national hero. This memorial is in the old town in Prague.

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Photo © 2011, Giles Orr 
Last modified: 2011-05-08 by giles