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before Instagram, Czechoslovakian State Security – the ŠtB, a plainclothes communist secret police force active from 1945 – 1990 were snapping pictures of average Czech citizens going about their business.

from the book Prague Through the Lens of the Secret Police, which was released earlier this year by the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes, Prague.

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