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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

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
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People light candles and hold the national flag in tribute to late former Czech President Vaclav Havel at Wenceslas Square in Prague December 18, 2011. REUTERS/David W Cerny

People light candles and hold the national flag in tribute to late former Czech President Vaclav Havel at Wenceslas Square in Prague December 18, 2011. REUTERS/David W Cerny
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People light candles and hold the national flag in tribute to late former Czech President Vaclav Havel at Wenceslas Square in Prague December 18, 2011. REUTERS/David W Cerny

People light candles and hold the national flag in tribute to late former Czech President Vaclav Havel at Wenceslas Square in Prague December 18, 2011. REUTERS/David W Cerny
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Soldiers stand guard next to a tribute to late former Czech President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle in Prague December 18, 2011. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Soldiers stand guard next to a tribute to late former Czech President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle in Prague December 18, 2011. REUTERS/David W Cerny
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A woman lights a candle in tribute to late former Czech President Vaclav Havel in front of his house in Prague December 18, 2011. REUTERS/David W Cerny

A woman lights a candle in tribute to late former Czech President Vaclav Havel in front of his house in Prague December 18, 2011. REUTERS/David W Cerny
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People light candles next to soldiers standing guard near a tribute to late former Czech President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle in Prague December 18, 2011. REUTERS/David W Cerny

People light candles next to soldiers standing guard near a tribute to late former Czech President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle in Prague December 18, 2011. REUTERS/David W Cerny
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Presidential candidate (and future Czech President) Vaclav Havel during an interview with Reuters news agency December 19, 1989 in Prague. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic

Presidential candidate (and future Czech President) Vaclav Havel during an interview with Reuters news agency December 19, 1989 in Prague. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic
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Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama (L), is welcomed by former Czech President Vaclav Havel in Prague December 1, 2008. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama (L), is welcomed by former Czech President Vaclav Havel in Prague December 1, 2008. REUTERS/David W Cerny
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The new President of Czechoslovakia, Vaclav Havel, and his wife, Olga, meet Prague citizens after being elected at Prague Castle in this December 29, 1989 file photo. REUTERS/Staff/Files

The new President of Czechoslovakia, Vaclav Havel, and his wife, Olga, meet Prague citizens after being elected at Prague Castle in this December 29, 1989 file photo. REUTERS/Staff/Files
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Former Czech President, dissident and playwright Vaclav Havel speaks to media during the filming of a movie based on his play "Leaving" in Ceska Skalice, July 20, 2010. REUTERS/Petr Josek

Former Czech President, dissident and playwright Vaclav Havel speaks to media during the filming of a movie based on his play "Leaving" in Ceska Skalice, July 20, 2010. REUTERS/Petr Josek
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Men put up a black flag and a Czech national flag to mark the death of former Czech President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle December 18, 2011. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Men put up a black flag and a Czech national flag to mark the death of former Czech President Vaclav Havel at Prague Castle December 18, 2011. REUTERS/David W Cerny
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