At the Czech pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo this week.

Ambassadors of Czech culture:

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In the refreshment area (real Czech beer):
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Display of Czech aerospace tradition (large-scale flight simulator, Chinese father and son inside):
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Meta-theme: Shanghai Expo of 2010, whose most devoted attendees appear to be small-town and rural Chinese folk, serving the same role the St. Louis World's Fair did for Midwestern Americans a century ago -- giving them a glimpse of what the wide world might look like, since they are not likely ever to see it themselves. Strangely uplifting.

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