With the entry of Poland into the European Union in 2004, Warsaw is currently experiencing the biggest economic boom of its history. The opening match of UEFA Euro 2012 is scheduled to take place in Warsaw. (Photo by: ryarwood; Source: Flickr)
Poznań is now Poland's fifth largest city. It is sometimes claimed to be the first capital of the kingdom of Poland. Poznań has many historic buildings and sights. The European Football Championship will take place in Poznan 2012.
Gdańsk is a Polish city on the Baltic coast. The city's professional football club is Lechia Gdansk. Founded in 1945, they play in the Ekstraklasa, Poland's top division. The European Football Championship will take place in Gdansk 2012.
Wrocław has been selected as European Capital of Culture for 2016. The Wrocław area has many popular professional sports teams. The most popular sport today is football, thanks to Śląsk Wrocław. Some matches of the 2012 UEFA European Football Championships in Poland and Ukraine are scheduled to take place in Wrocław on The Municipal Stadium.
Contestants compete in the swimsuit segment of the Miss Venezuela 2012 pageant in Caracas August 30, 2012. The winner of the competition will participate in the 2013 Miss Universe pageant. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)
Eduardo Alan of Argentina and Pampa Racing gets his Yamaha motorbike stuck in the sand during stage five of the 2012 Dakar Rally from Chilechito to Fiambala on January 5, 2012 in Fiambala, Argentina. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)