FILE--About 200,000 people gather on Wenceslas Square in Prague, Czechoslovakia on Nov. 21, 1989. Theirs was the Velvet Revolution, a peaceful revolt born of police brutality that ended four decades of communism with songs, laughter and not a few tears. Ten years later, there is little celebration. On that Nov. 17, 1989, protesters were scattered by communist police, but came back the next day and the next - in ever growing numbers that led to the collapse of the Marxist regime in only 18 astounding days. Sign at center (back side shown to camera) translates, "Free elections." (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

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Today is Monday, Nov. 21, the 326th day of 2016. There are 40 days left in the year.