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Poland President Dies in Plane Crash

Polish President Lech Kaczynski and some of the country's highest military, civilian leaders are among 97 killed after plane crashes while landing in Russia.

Honor Guard

April 13: Soldiers carry the coffin with Polish First Lady Maria Kaczynska during a ceremony at the airport in Warsaw. Polish President Lech Kaczynski, his wife Maria and some of the country's highest military and civilian leaders died Saturday, April 10, 2010, when the presidential plane crashed as it came for landing in fog in Smolensk, western Russia.

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First Lady

April 13: People throw flowers onto the hearse with the coffin of Maria Kaczynska, wife of late President Lech Kaczynski, in downtown Warsaw. The coffins of President Lech Kaczynski who was killed in a plane crash in Russia and his wife will go on public display in the presidential palace.

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First Family Mourns

April 13: The daughter of the late Polish President Lech Kaczynski, Marta, and his twin brother Jaroslaw, right, stand beside the coffin of the President's wife Maria during a ceremony at the airport after the coffin was transported back to Poland, in Warsaw. 

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Flowers

April 13: Flowers sit on the street as people wait for the hearse with the coffin of Maria Kaczynska, wife of late President Lech Kaczynski, in downtown Warsaw. The coffins of President Lech Kaczynski who was killed in a plane crash in Russia and his wife will go on public display in the presidential palace. 

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A Nation Mourns

April 13: Candles are placed around a stone cross. The coffins of President Lech Kaczynski who was killed in a plane crash in Russia and his wife will go on public display in the presidential palace. 

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Poland Mourns

April 10: A huge crowd of mourners gather in front of the Presidential Palace to pay tribute to late Polish President Lech Kaczynski, in Warsaw, Poland.

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Poland Crash

April 10: Russian police officers walk near some of the wreckage at the plane crash site near Smolensk, western Russia.

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Poland Crash

April 10: A woman sets up ribbons on the portraits of Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria on the facade of the Polish church in Paris.

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Poland Crash Site

April 10: Russian police officers walk near some of the wreckage at the plane crash site near Smolensk, western Russia.

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Poland Crash

April 10: This image from Polish Television's TVP via APTN shows a firefighter walking near some of the wreckage at the crash site where Polish President Lech Kaczynski, his wife and some of the country's most prominent military and civilian leaders died.

Poland Crash

April 10: This image from Polish Television's TVP via APTN shows some of the wreckage at the crash site where Polish President Lech Kaczynski, his wife and some of the country's most prominent military and civilian leaders died.

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Poland Crash

July 17, 2007:  Poland's President Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria waving at the door of Air Force One at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, California.

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Poland Crash

April 10: A man stands near the wreckage of a Polish government Tupolev Tu-154 aircraft that crashed near Smolensk airport.

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Poland Crash

April 10: An Interior Ministry officer stands guard near the wreckage of a Polish government Tupolev Tu-154 aircraft that crashed near Smolensk airport.

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Poland Crash

April 10: This image from Polish Television's TVP via APTN shows a firefighter walking near some of the wreckage at the crash site where Polish President Lech Kaczynski, his wife and some of the country's most prominent military and civilian leaders died Saturday.

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Poland Crash

April 10: Mourners lay flowers and light candles in front of the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, Poland as news broke out about Polish President's Lech Kaczynski's death. 

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Poland Crash

April 10: Mourners lay flowers and light candles in front of the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, Poland as news broke out about Polish President's Lech Kaczynski's death. 

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Poland Crash

April 10: Mourners lay flowers and light candles in front of the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, Poland as news broke out about Polish President's Lech Kaczynski's death. 

Poland President Dies in Plane Crash

Polish President Lech Kaczynski and some of the country's highest military, civilian leaders are among 97 killed after plane crashes while landing in Russia.

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