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Poland's former president to be reburied following autopsy

  • Priests discussing  the ceremony of the reburial of Poland's former President Lech Kaczynski and his wife in St. Leonard's Crypt at the Wawel cathedral in Krakow, Poland on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. The couple who died with 94 others in a plane crash in 2010 were exhumed Nov.14, 2016 for forensic examination that is to determine the cause of their deaths and of the crash, amid theories circulated by the ruling party that the crash was an assassination attack.  The presidential couple are to be laid to rest again in a new white Carrara marble tomb on Friday, in the presence of President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Beata Szydlo. (AP Photo/Jarek Praszkiewicz)

    Priests discussing the ceremony of the reburial of Poland's former President Lech Kaczynski and his wife in St. Leonard's Crypt at the Wawel cathedral in Krakow, Poland on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. The couple who died with 94 others in a plane crash in 2010 were exhumed Nov.14, 2016 for forensic examination that is to determine the cause of their deaths and of the crash, amid theories circulated by the ruling party that the crash was an assassination attack. The presidential couple are to be laid to rest again in a new white Carrara marble tomb on Friday, in the presence of President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Beata Szydlo. (AP Photo/Jarek Praszkiewicz)  (The Associated Press)

  • A family visiting the Wawel Cathedral looks at  the new white Carrara marble tomb just hours before the reburial of Poland's former President Lech Kaczynski and his wife in St. Leonard's Crypt at the Wawel cathedral in Krakow, Poland on Friday, Nov, 18, 2016. The presidential couple who died with 94 others in a plane crash in 2010 were exhumed Nov. 14, 2016 for forensic examination that is to determine the cause of their deaths and of the crash, amid theories circulated by the ruling party that the crash was an assassination attack. The presidential couple are to be laid to rest again in the new white marble tomb on Friday, in the presence of President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Beata Szydlo. (AP Photo/Jarek Praszkiewicz)

    A family visiting the Wawel Cathedral looks at the new white Carrara marble tomb just hours before the reburial of Poland's former President Lech Kaczynski and his wife in St. Leonard's Crypt at the Wawel cathedral in Krakow, Poland on Friday, Nov, 18, 2016. The presidential couple who died with 94 others in a plane crash in 2010 were exhumed Nov. 14, 2016 for forensic examination that is to determine the cause of their deaths and of the crash, amid theories circulated by the ruling party that the crash was an assassination attack. The presidential couple are to be laid to rest again in the new white marble tomb on Friday, in the presence of President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Beata Szydlo. (AP Photo/Jarek Praszkiewicz)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - This Sunday April 11, 2010 file photo shows the wreckage of the Polish presidential plane which crashed early Saturday in Smolensk, western Russia. The bodies of former Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife are to be removed from their tomb in Krakow after dark on Monday Nov. 14, 2016, the first of exhumations planned on most of the 96 prominent Poles killed in a plane crash in Russia in 2010. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev, File)

    FILE - This Sunday April 11, 2010 file photo shows the wreckage of the Polish presidential plane which crashed early Saturday in Smolensk, western Russia. The bodies of former Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife are to be removed from their tomb in Krakow after dark on Monday Nov. 14, 2016, the first of exhumations planned on most of the 96 prominent Poles killed in a plane crash in Russia in 2010. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev, File)  (The Associated Press)

A new marble tomb has been installed for the reburial of Poland's former president, Lech Kaczynski, and his wife, whose remains were exhumed Monday as part of a new investigation into the 2010 plane crash that killed them and 94 others.

The reburial is to take place later Friday in the presence of President Andrzej Duda, the first lady and Prime Minister Beata Szydlo, at St. Leonard's Crypt at the Wawel Cathedral in Krakow.

The bodies of Kaczynski and his wife, Maria Kaczynska, were submitted to detailed autopsy that aims to determine the cause of their deaths and of the crash in Russia, amid theories that Kaczynski was assassinated.

The previous alabaster tomb was damaged in the exhumation and a new one, from white Carrara marble, was made in two days.