Tributes to Vaclav Havel
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Candles lit in memory of Czech former leader Havel

Mourners have gathered to light candles after the death of the Czech Republic's first President, Vaclav Havel.

A state funeral is expected to be held on Friday for the former dissident playwright, who died on Sunday morning aged 75.

Queues formed outside Prague Castle on Monday and mourners filed past his closed coffin in a cultural centre.

The BBC's Mishal Husain has more details.

  • 19 Dec 2011
  • From the section Europe
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