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Vaclav Havel

A man draped in a Czech flag walks down a street during the state funeral of former Czech President Vaclav Havel in the St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague.

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Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, former US President Bill Clinton and US Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton, from left, attend the state funeral of former Czech President Vaclav Havel in the St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague.

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Czech President Vaclav Klaus delivers a speech during the state funeral of former Czech President Vaclav Havel in the St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague, Czech Republic. Havel was the leader of the peaceful anti-communist "Velvet Revolution."

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Václav Havel, 75, Czech playwright and politician

A girl lights a candle in remembrance of Czech statesman Vaclav Havel at the St. Wenceslas in Prague, Czech Republic.

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A woman weeps as mourning procession with the remains of former President Vaclav Havel arrives at the Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic.

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A car carrying the coffin of Vaclav Havel moves across Charles bridge followed by a crowd of people in Prague, Czech Republic. Havel, the dissident playwright who wove theater into politics to peacefully bring down communism in Czechoslovakia and become a hero of the epic struggle that ended the Cold War, died Sunday Dec. 18, 2011 in Prague. He was 75.

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People surround St. Wenceslas statue at Wenceslas square in Prague, Czech Republic, to pay tribute to former Czech President Vaclav Havel who has died early morning at his country seat in Hradecek, some 100 kilometers north-east from Prague. He was 75.

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People surround St. Wenceslas statue at Wenceslas square in Prague, Czech Republic, to pay tribute to former Czech President Vaclav Havel who has died early morning at his country seat in Hradecek, some 100 kilometers north-east from Prague. He was 75.

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In this Oct. 15, 2009 file photo former Czech President Vaclav Havel is seen during a press conference on occasion of the 20th anniversary of the changes in Czechoslovakia and the fall of the Iron Curtain in Prague. Havel, the dissident playwright who wove theatre into politics to peacefully bring down communism in Czechoslovakia and become a hero of the epic struggle that ended the Cold War, has died. He was 75.

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Czechoslovakian President Vaclav Havel waves to a cheering crowd in Prague, June 9, 1990. Havel, the dissident playwright who wove theatre into politics to peacefully bring down communism in Czechoslovakia and become a hero of the epic struggle that ended the Cold War, died Sunday Dec. 18, 2011 in Prague. He was 75.

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Standing on a balcony of Prague's castle, playwright Vaclav Havel flashes a victory sign to a crowd of thousands after he was elected President of Czechoslovakia in this Dec. 29, 1989 file photo. Havel, the dissident playwright who wove theatre into politics to peacefully bring down communism in Czechoslovakia and become a hero of the epic struggle that ended the Cold War, died Sunday Dec. 18, 2011 in Prague. He was 75.

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Opposition leader Vaclav Havel, left, discusses proceedures with members of the oppositional Civic Forum, in this Nov. 23, 1989 file photo taken in Prague. Other prominent members are Michael Horacek, second for, a Czech publicist, Michael Kocab, right, Czech composer, others unidentified. Havel, the dissident playwright who wove theatre into politics to peacefully bring down communism in Czechoslovakia and become a hero of the epic struggle that ended the Cold War, died Sunday Dec. 18, 2011 in Prague. He was 75.

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Vaclav Havel´s widow Dagmar Havlova, left, stands next to a coffin with Havel´s remains at the Prague Crossroad, a former church in Prague that Havel turned into a space for conferences and artistic events, where people came to pay tribute to the coffin. Vaclav Havel, aged 75, died on Dec 18.

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FILE - In this Nov. 24, 1989 file photo Vaclav Havel, leader of the Prague opposition, right, and Alexander Dubcek, leader of the ill-fated Prague Spring, left, toast as they celebrate the resignation of the Czech Polit Bureau. Havel, the dissident playwright who wove theater into politics to peacefully bring down communism in Czechoslovakia and become a hero of the epic struggle that ended the Cold War, died Sunday Dec. 18, 2011 in Prague. He was 75.

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People gather to lay flowers and light candles to commemorate former Czech President Vaclav Havel at the Venceslaw's square in Prague, Czech Republic.

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A woman lights a candle to commemorate the death of former Czech President Vaclav Havel at the Venceslaw's square in Prague, Czech Republic

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FILE - in this Dec. 10 2011 file photo Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, left, hands a present to Czech ex-president Vaclav Havel, right, during their meeting in Prague.

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FILE - Czech President Vaclav Havel adjusts his bow-tie as he accompanies Britain' s Queen Elizabeth II to the state banquet in the Spanish Hall of Prague Castle late in this March 27, 1996 file photo. Havel wears the Knight Grand and Cross of the Order of the Bath he received from the queen on the first day of her visit to the Czech Republic. Havel, the dissident playwright who wove theater into politics to peacefully bring down communism in Czechoslovakia and become a hero of the epic struggle that ended the Cold War, died in Prague. He was 75.

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FILE - Czech President Vaclav Havel holds an honorary doctorate of the Academy of Performing Arts (AMU) in Prague that was conferred to him in this Oct. 4, 1996 file photo. Havel, the dissident playwright who wove theatre into politics to peacefully bring down communism in Czechoslovakia and become a hero of the epic struggle that ended the Cold War, died in Prague. He was 75.

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FILE - Czech President Vaclav Havel enjoys a smoke during a private party in his summer residence in 1996. While on vacation with his wife in Austria Havel was rushed to hospital to Innsbruck in this April 14,1998 file photo with what was called a very serious stomach condition needing emergency surgery. Havel, the dissident playwright who wove theater into politics to peacefully bring down communism in Czechoslovakia and become a hero of the epic struggle that ended the Cold War, died in Prague. He was 75.

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FILE - US President Bush stands with Czechoslovak President Vaclav Havel, right, behind an American flag at the Prague Airport, in this Nov. 17, 1990 file photo, upon the President's arrival in the Czechoslovak capital. Havel, the dissident playwright who wove theatre into politics to peacefully bring down communism in Czechoslovakia and become a hero of the epic struggle that ended the Cold War, died in Prague. He was 75.

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File - British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Czechoslovakian President Vaclav Havel toast before lunch in this Sept. 17, 1990 file photo taken in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Havel, the dissident playwright who wove theater into politics to peacefully bring down communism in Czechoslovakia and become a hero of the epic struggle that ended the Cold War, died in Prague. He was 75.

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FILE - In this file photo taken Feb. 3, 2011, former President of the Czech Republic Vaclav Havel answers questions about anti-government protests in Egypt, North Africa and the Middle East during an interview with The Associated Press in Prague, Czech Republic. Havel, the dissident playwright who wove theater into politics to peacefully bring down communism in Czechoslovakia and become a hero of the epic struggle that ended the Cold War, died in Prague. He was 75.

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FILE - President Bush embraces Vaclav Havel, former president of the Czech Republic, after presenting him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in the East Room of the White House in this July 23, 2003 file photo. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest civilian award of the U.S. government. Havel, the dissident playwright who wove theater into politics to peacefully bring down communism in Czechoslovakia and become a hero of the epic struggle that ended the Cold War, died in Prague. He was 75.

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FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2008 file photo, former Czech Republic's President Vaclav Havel looks on during an exclusive interview with The Associated Press in Prague, Czech Republic. Havel, the dissident playwright who wove theater into politics to peacefully bring down communism in Czechoslovakia and become a hero of the epic struggle that ended the Cold War, died in Prague. He was 75.

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Former Czech Republic's President Vaclav Havel answers questions of reporters after commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution in Prague, Czech Republic.

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20 November 2002: U.S. President George W. Bush and Czech President Vaclav Havel face reporters following their private talks at Prague Castle before the start of the NATO Summit in Prague. Leaders of the 19 NATO nations are meeting to adopt measures aimed at strengthening the alliance's capabilities for fighting terrorism.

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President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam gives the Gandhi Peace Prize to former Czechoslovakian President Vaclav Havel as Deputy Prime Minister L.K. Advani looks on at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi. Havel, the first President of post communist Czechoslovakia, is awarded the prize for his contribution towards world peace and championship of human rights.

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