Mourners pay their respects to former Czech President Vaclav Havel
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Czech mourners pay respects to late leader Vaclav Havel

Mourners have paid final respects to the Czech Republic's first President, Vaclav Havel, signing condolence books and laying roses on his coffin.

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.

Condolence books were also opened in public buildings in Slovakia.

Rob Cameron reports.

  • 19 Dec 2011
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