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Havel, leader of "Velvet Revolution," dies


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A man places a candle in tribute to late former Czech President Vaclav Havel at Wenceslas Square in Prague December 18, 2011. Vaclav Havel, a dissident playwright who was jailed by Communists and then went on to lead the bloodless ''Velvet Revolution'' and become Czech president, died at 75 on Sunday. The words on the placard (bottom L) reads: ''We thank you''. REUTERS/David W Cerny