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Ghost villages mar Slovakia's economic success

Mnisek nad Popradom, a village whose houses fan out up a mountainside alongside the Polish border, has been a focal point of public attention regarding the country's vanishing villages.

Harakovce, Slovakia

SLOVAKIA has been a star performer in Central Europe with a boom in car manufacturing driving brisk economic growth, but ghost villages haunt the countryside as people leave in search of jobs.

A white church has watched over Harakovce since villagers erected it