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Thousands pay last respects at Vaclav Havel funeral

Friday, December 23, 2011 - 00:51

Dec. 23 - Thousands pay their last respects to former Czech President Vaclav Havel at state funeral in Prague Castle. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION The funeral of Czech playwright-turned-president Vaclav Havel takes place at Prague Castle. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her husband Bill Clinton were among world leaders attending the state funeral. Thousands of ordinary Czechs mourning the death of the man whose "Velvet Revolution" ended Communist rule in the country had waited hours outside the castle for the service to begin. Folowing the two-hour state funeral, Havel's remains will be laid to rest in a private family ceremony.

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Thousands pay last respects at Vaclav Havel funeral

Friday, December 23, 2011 - 00:51