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Late Czech President Vaclav Havel Remembered

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Standing on a balcony of Prague's castle, playwright Vaclav Havel flashes a victory sign to a crowd of thousands after her was elected President of Czechoslovakia in this Dec. 29, 1989 file photo. Havel, the dissident playwright who wove theater into politics to peacefully bring down communism in Czechoslovakia and become a hero of the epic struggle that ended the Cold War, died Sunday Dec. 18, 2011 in Prague at the age of 75.

PHOTO: Diether Endlicher/AP

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