Czech President Vaclav Klaus delivers his New Year's speech on January 1, 2013 at the Prague Castle. Czech and Slovak's Republics commemorate the 20th anniversary of the peaceful split of the former Czechoslovakia into two states. AFP PHOTO / MICHAL CIZEK
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Outgoing Czech President Vaclav Klaus poses as he presents his new book 'We, Europe and The World' at the Prague castle on February 20, 2013 in Prague, Czech Republic. Klaus leaves his presidential office on March 7, 2013 as Milos Zeman enters office as the third President of the Czech Republic.
Vaclav Klaus (L), president of the Czech Republic, hands over flowers to German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R), when he arrives at the Chancellery (Bundeskanzleramt) on January 9, 2013 in Berlin, Germany.
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Slovak President Ivan Gasparovic (L) and his Czech counterpart Vaclav Klaus review the guard of honour during a welcoming ceremony prior to their meeting on February 26, 2013, in Bratislava, Slovakia. Vaclav Klaus arrived to Bratislava for his last official visit as the head of the Czech state. Klaus, who is the Czech President since 2003, leaves his presidential office on March 7 as Milos Zeman enters office as the third President of the Czech Republic on March 8, 2013.
Czech President Vaclav Klaus delivers his New Year's speech to the nation from his presidential office at the Prague castle on January 1, 2013 in Prague, Czech Republic. It was his last speech in his capacity as Czech President and comes at the end of his second and last five-year term which expires in March, 2013. (Photo by Martin Divisek/VLP/isifa/Getty images
German President Joachim Gauck (L) accompanied by his Czech counterpart Vaclav Klaus (R) visits a memorial to the victims of a Nazi wartime massacre on October 10, 2012 in Lidice, Czech Republic. Gauck is on a one-day visit to the Czech Republic his first as German head of state. He will also be the first German leader to visit the Czech village of Lidice that was razed to the ground by the Nazi regime in 1942, to pay his respects to the victims of the massacre.
President Barack Obama (C), Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus (L), UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (2ndL), NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen (2ndR), and Afghan President Hamid Karzai pose for the family photo after meeting on Afghanistan during the NATO Summit at McCormick Place on May 21, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. As sixty heads of state converge for the two day summit that will address the situation in Afghanistan among other global defense issues, thousands of demonstrators have taken the streets to protest.