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Funeral for Vaclav Havel

<p>A woman attends the funeral ceremony for the late former President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo </p>

A woman attends the funeral ceremony for the late former President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

A woman attends the funeral ceremony for the late former President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

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<p>Heads of states and government officials from around the world sit around the coffin of late former President Vaclav Havel during the funeral ceremony inside Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. REUTERS/David W Cerny </p>

Heads of states and government officials from around the world sit around the coffin of late former President Vaclav Havel during the funeral ceremony inside Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Heads of states and government officials from around the world sit around the coffin of late former President Vaclav Havel during the funeral ceremony inside Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. REUTERS/David W Cerny

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<p>People attend the funeral ceremony of late former Czech President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. 

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People attend the funeral ceremony of late former Czech President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

People attend the funeral ceremony of late former Czech President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

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<p>Members of a youth organisation carry wreaths as they attend the funeral ceremony for the late former President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. 

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Members of a youth organisation carry wreaths as they attend the funeral ceremony for the late former President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Members of a youth organisation carry wreaths as they attend the funeral ceremony for the late former President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

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<p>Dagmar, the widow of late former President Vaclav Havel and her daughter Nina attend the funeral ceremony inside Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. 

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Dagmar, the widow of late former President Vaclav Havel and her daughter Nina attend the funeral ceremony inside Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Dagmar, the widow of late former President Vaclav Havel and her daughter Nina attend the funeral ceremony inside Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. REUTERS/David W Cerny

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<p>Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attend the funeral ceremony for the late former President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral December 23, 2011. 

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attend the funeral ceremony for the late former President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral December 23, 2011....more

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attend the funeral ceremony for the late former President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral December 23, 2011. REUTERS/David W Cerny

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<p>A woman attends the funeral ceremony for the late former President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. 

REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo </p>

A woman attends the funeral ceremony for the late former President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

A woman attends the funeral ceremony for the late former President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

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<p>A man stands during a minute of silence at the funeral ceremony for the late former President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. 
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A man stands during a minute of silence at the funeral ceremony for the late former President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. REUTERS/Petr Josek

A man stands during a minute of silence at the funeral ceremony for the late former President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. REUTERS/Petr Josek

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<p>People light candles during the funeral ceremony for the late former President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. 

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People light candles during the funeral ceremony for the late former President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. REUTERS/Petr Josek

People light candles during the funeral ceremony for the late former President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. REUTERS/Petr Josek

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<p>Czech Republic's Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg addresses near the coffin of late former President Vaclav Havel during the funeral ceremony inside Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. 

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Czech Republic's Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg addresses near the coffin of late former President Vaclav Havel during the funeral ceremony inside Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

Czech Republic's Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg addresses near the coffin of late former President Vaclav Havel during the funeral ceremony inside Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

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<p>Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron arrives to attend the funeral ceremony for the late former President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. 

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Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron arrives to attend the funeral ceremony for the late former President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron arrives to attend the funeral ceremony for the late former President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

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<p>A woman wipesa a tear during the funeral ceremony for the late former President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011.

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A woman wipesa a tear during the funeral ceremony for the late former President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

A woman wipesa a tear during the funeral ceremony for the late former President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

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<p>A man attends the funeral ceremony of late former Czech President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo </p>

A man attends the funeral ceremony of late former Czech President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

A man attends the funeral ceremony of late former Czech President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

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<p>People attend the funeral ceremony of late former Czech President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011.

REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo </p>

People attend the funeral ceremony of late former Czech President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

People attend the funeral ceremony of late former Czech President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

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<p>A woman attends the funeral ceremony of late former Czech President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011.

 REUTERS/Petr Josek </p>

A woman attends the funeral ceremony of late former Czech President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. REUTERS/Petr Josek

A woman attends the funeral ceremony of late former Czech President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. REUTERS/Petr Josek

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<p>Catholic priests walk next to the coffin of late former President Vaclav Havel during the funeral ceremony inside Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011.

REUTERS/David W Cerny </p>

Catholic priests walk next to the coffin of late former President Vaclav Havel during the funeral ceremony inside Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Catholic priests walk next to the coffin of late former President Vaclav Havel during the funeral ceremony inside Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. REUTERS/David W Cerny

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<p>Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright pays her respects in front of the coffin of late former President Vaclav Havel during the funeral ceremony inside Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011.

REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov </p>

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright pays her respects in front of the coffin of late former President Vaclav Havel during the funeral ceremony inside Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright pays her respects in front of the coffin of late former President Vaclav Havel during the funeral ceremony inside Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

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<p>A picture of the late former President Vaclav Havel is seen in a window near Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. 

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A picture of the late former President Vaclav Havel is seen in a window near Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

A picture of the late former President Vaclav Havel is seen in a window near Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

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<p>People attend the funeral ceremony of late former Czech President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. 

REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo</p>

People attend the funeral ceremony of late former Czech President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

People attend the funeral ceremony of late former Czech President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

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<p>Catholic priests walk in line to attend the funeral ceremony for the late former President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov</p>

Catholic priests walk in line to attend the funeral ceremony for the late former President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

Catholic priests walk in line to attend the funeral ceremony for the late former President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

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<p>Dagmar, the widow of late former President Vaclav Havel arrives for the funeral ceremony inside Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. 

REUTERS/David W Cerny </p>

Dagmar, the widow of late former President Vaclav Havel arrives for the funeral ceremony inside Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Dagmar, the widow of late former President Vaclav Havel arrives for the funeral ceremony inside Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. REUTERS/David W Cerny

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<p>A woman holds a religious poster during the funeral ceremony of late former Czech President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011.

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A woman holds a religious poster during the funeral ceremony of late former Czech President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. REUTERS/Petr Josek

A woman holds a religious poster during the funeral ceremony of late former Czech President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. REUTERS/Petr Josek

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<p>Archbishop Dominik Duka walks next to the coffin of late former President Vaclav Havel during the funeral ceremony inside Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. 

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Archbishop Dominik Duka walks next to the coffin of late former President Vaclav Havel during the funeral ceremony inside Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Archbishop Dominik Duka walks next to the coffin of late former President Vaclav Havel during the funeral ceremony inside Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. REUTERS/David W Cerny

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<p>People attend the funeral ceremony of late former Czech President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. 

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People attend the funeral ceremony of late former Czech President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

People attend the funeral ceremony of late former Czech President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

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<p>People attend the funeral ceremony of late former Czech President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. 

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People attend the funeral ceremony of late former Czech President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

People attend the funeral ceremony of late former Czech President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle's St. Vitus Cathedral, December 23, 2011. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

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