French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault (2nd R) shakes hands with Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski (2nd L), before a lunch at the Hotel Matinon in Paris, on May 8, 2013. At left French Minister of Foreign Affairs Laurent Fabius. AFP PHOTO POOL / BERTRAND GUAY
Bronislaw Komorowski attends a ceremony commemorating the victims of the 2010 Smolensk airplane crash on April 10, 2015 at Powazki Cementary in Warsaw, Poland. On 10 April, 2010 a Tupolev Tu-154M aircraft of the Polish Air Force crashed in Smolensk, Russia, killing all 96 people on board, including President Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria.
Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski (C- L), German President Joachim Gauck (C-R) and European Council President Donald Tusk (R) lay candles at ceremonies marking the first anniversary of the Maidan revolution that led to the ouster of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich one year ago at Maidan Independence Square on February 22, 2015 in Kiev, Ukraine. Meanwhile Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists have exchanged prisoners in a promising sign that the recent Minsk ceasefire agreements might still have a chance.
Hungarian President Janos Ader, German First Lady Daniela Schadt, Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski, German President Joachim Gauck and Leipzig Mayor Burkhard Jung light candles on Augustplatz square during commemorations marking the 25th anniversary of the mass protests in Leipzig that preceded the fall of the communist government of East Germany on October 9, 2014 in Leipzig, Germany. On October 9, 1989, following weeks of protests that had resulted in beatings and arrests by police, 70,000 protesters demanding greater freedom marched unopposed through the city in a historic event that signaled the beginning of the end of the communist government's authority. Only a month later the infamous Berlin Wall fell, breaking the near isolation of East Germans under communist dictatorship. Revolutions continued to sweep across Eastern Europe and within months all of the communist governments collapsed.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy, King Philippe of Belgium, King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands, Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski, U.S. President Barack Obama, Italian President Giorgio Napolitano, President of Slovakia Ivan Gasparovic, King Harald V of Norway , Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Margrethe II of Denmark attend the International Ceremony at Sword Beach to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Invasion on June 6, 2014 in Ouistreham, France. The 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, which saw 156,000 troops from the allied countries including the United Kingdom and the United States join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy. These assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany.