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    Soon the debate on the future of the economy and the urban-planning of Warsaw will be relocated to the refurbished Zodiak Pavilion, as an agreement for the refurbishment of the building and the surrounding area has been signed with a contractor.

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    The first environmental patrol was sent out in the autumn of 2001 in the Ursynów District. At first only two officers were assigned to it, and they only intervened in that area.

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    The modernisation of the buildings housing the main collection of the Museum of Warsaw, initiated in 2015, has entered into its final stage. The works involved the renovation of the facades of Old Town tenement houses, heavy construction works, and installation and structural works.

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    230 thousand pupils and 26 thousand teachers began a new school year on the 1st of September. New facilities are emerging in the capital city, and the existing ones are being modernised and renovated in order to provide the best possible conditions for education of the young residents of Warsaw.

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    This year's "Summer in the City" has achieved a record-breaking number of participants. The first estimates show that over 25 000 young residents of Warsaw benefitted from the activities included in Warsaw's holiday programme. In addition, the success of the "Summer" was confirmed by the results of a survey carried out among the participants.

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    The creators of the best buildings in the capital will receive the Mayor of Warsaw Architecture Award. This year there will be two editions of the event - in the first, awards will be given for buildings constructed in the period 2001-2014, and in the second, for buildings completed in 2015.

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    The 33rd final gala of the contest Warsaw in the Flowers and Greenery has been held in Teatr Nowy. The prizes were awarded by the contest organisers: The Mayor of Warsaw and the Society of Friends of Warsaw.

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    Nextbike Polska will be handling the running of the Veturilo system for the next four years. An agreement was signed on Thursday, 25th August. The new bikes and terminals will be in operation from 1st March 2017.

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    The entry into force of the Interim Reprivatisation Act (so-called Small Reprivatisation Act) will make it possible for Warsaw to renovate unkept buildings and put an end to claims trading and fraudulent real-estate acquisitions.

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    The athlete Anita Włodarczyk, Warsaw's flagship sportsperson, the world champion, who practises in the RKS Skra sports club, won a gold medal in the hammer throw on 15 August at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, with a staggering throw of 82.29 metres, a new world record, which was nearly 6 metres ahead of her rivals.

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    While celebrating the successes of Polish sportspersons at the Olympics in Rio, we are also pleased to mention the recent successes of Warsaw’s secondary school students at international school contests which took place during the summer holidays.

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    The waste piling up on the banks of the Vistula is a huge problem. Alan and Andy, the two enthusiasts of the Queen of Polish rivers, together with other runners, decided to declare war on rubbish – on Sunday 14 August they joined “Run Wisła” and cleaned up the bank of the river.

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    The building at 16 Freta St., in which Maria Skłodowska-Curie was born 149 years ago, is undergoing major renovation. After its completion, the building will once again host the museum dedicated to the Nobel Prize winner. The museum will be upgraded to provide educational services and enable access for people with disabilities.

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    The Transcriptions Classical Music Summer Festival is being held on Defilad Square. On each Sunday in August, we will listen to Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4 and other compositions arranged for chamber ensembles. All the concerts are to start at 1 p.m. The entrance is free.

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    As is tradition, on the eve of the main celebrations that take place on 1 August, on the evening of 31 July on Krasiński Square, a Holy Mass in memory of the Warsaw insurgents was celebrated, followed by a memorial roll call. After numerous delegations had laid wreaths, a concert entitled New Generation 16/44 started.

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    President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda and Mayor of Warsaw Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz met the participants of the Warsaw Rising at the Wolności (Freedom) Park of the Warsaw Rising Museum.

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    The celebrations of the 72nd anniversary of Warsaw Rising on 1 August lasted from the early hours of the morning until the night. With a minute’s silence, vigil lights and flowers, the citizens of Warsaw paid tribute to the fallen insurgents.

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    The 72nd Anniversary of the Warsaw Rising. An appeal to the residents of Warsaw

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    On the 72nd anniversary of the outbreak of the Warsaw Rising, the Municipal Transport Authority will launch five special bus lines and one tram line. They will facilitate access to the Warsaw Rising Museum and the cemeteries in the City of Warsaw.

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    The Programme of the 72nd anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising