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Photos: Polish president is among 96 killed in plane crash

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  1. The flag-draped coffins of the late President Lech Kaczynski, left, and his wife, Maria, are placed on catafalques in St. Mary's Basilica in Krakow, Poland, on Sunday, April 18. (Radek Pietruszka / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. People greet the convoy carrying the coffins of Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife, Maria, in Krakow on April 18. (Joe Klamar / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. A woman prays as people gather on Krakow's market square in front of the Basilica of Our Lady during the funeral ceremony for Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife, Maria, on April 18. (Dimitar Dilkoff / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. A Polish folk orchestra performs while waiting to take part in the funeral ceremonies for the president and first lady on the Main Market Square in KraKow, Poland, on April 18. (Pawel Supernak / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Mourners are seen during a state ceremony for victims of the presidential plane crash at Pilsudski Square in Warsaw, Poland, on Saturday, April 17. The crash April 10 near Smolensk, Russia, killed 96 people, including President Lech Kaczynski and his wife, Maria, and numerous other government leaders. U.S. President Barack Obama had to cancel his attendance at the state funeral on Sunday because ash from an Icelandic volcano halted most flights in the region. (Filip Singer / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Portraits of the Polish president his wife are framed among photographs of the 94 other people killed in the crash during a memorial service in Warsaw. (Sean Gallup / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. The rector of the Wawel cathedral, Prelate Zdzislaw Sochacki, stands near the tomb prepared for the Polish president and his wife inside the Wawel castle in Krakow on April 17. (Petr David Josek / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. Workers install a giant cross in front of a banner featuring photographs of the victims of Poland's plane disaster on April 16 in Warsaw. (Dimitar Dilkoff / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. The coffins of 34 victims of the plane crash arrive at a military airport in Warsaw on April 15. (Pawel Supernak / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. Hearses transport coffins of victims of the plane crash to an arena in Warsaw on April 15. (Bartlomiej Zborowski / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, left, Parliament Speaker Bronislaw Komorowski, center, and Senate Speaker Bogdan Borusewicz, right, kneel in front of the coffin of Poland's last president-in-exile, Ryszard Kaczorowski, during ceremonies at the military airport in Warsaw on April 15. Kaczorowski was killed in the crash. (Alik Keplicz / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. A woman prays in a church near the Presidential Palace in Warsaw on April 14. (Markus Schreiber / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. Thousands of candles stand in front of the Presidential Palace in Warsaw on April 14 in memory of the crash victims. (Lennart Preiss / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. A woman reacts as she pays her respects to Poland's president and his wife. (Fabrizio Bensch / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  15. Mourners wait in a snaking line to pay their last respects to Poland's president and his wife, whose coffins were lying in state in the Presidential Palace. The line stretched for more than a kilometer. (Sean Gallup / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  16. A truck transports wreckage at the site of the Tupolev Tu-154 aircraft crash in Smolensk, Russia, on April 14. (Sergei Karpukhin / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  17. A woman passes the coffins of the Polish president and his wife on April 13. (Ints Kalnins / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  18. During a memorial service at the parliament building in Warsaw, former Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the late president's brother, stands next to pictures of lawmakers killed in a plane crash. (Stringer/poland / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  19. A woman lays flowers on a square near the Presidential Palace in Warsaw. (Petr Josek / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  20. A hearse carrying the coffin of Polish first lady Maria Kaczynska is showered with flowers as it arrives at the Presidential Palace three days after she was killed in a plane crash. (Petr David Josek / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  21. The procession with the coffin of first lady Maria Kaczynska makes its way to the Presidential Palace in Warsaw. (Ints Kalnins / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  22. Polish nuns pray under a giant cross at Pilsudski Square on April 12. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych declared a day of mourning in memory of the crash victims. (Joe Klamar / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  23. A man lights candles at the Mikhaylivsky Cathedral in Kiev, Ukraine, on April 12, after a service for the victims. (Efrem Lukatsky / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  24. People place flowers next to a piece of wreckage at the plane crash site in Smolensk, western Russia, on April 12. (Mikhail Metzel / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  25. A woman reads a list showing the names of the plane crash victims. (Markus Schreiber / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  26. Russian police on April 11 guard the wreckage of the Polish plane that crashed near Smolensk airport. (Sergei Chirikov / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  27. People observe a moment of silence at the gate of the presidential palace in Warsaw Monday in memory of the victims. (Leszek Szymanski / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  28. A man grieves by a piece of the wreckage at the crash site near Smolensk Monday. (Mikhail Metzel / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  29. Poles watch the hearse carrying the coffin of President Lech Kaczynski Monday as it drives through Warsaw. (Grzegorz Jakubowski / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  30. Marta Kaczynska, center, daughter of Polish President Lech Kaczynski, is joined by Jaroslaw Kaczynski, right, who is the twin brother of the late president, as they pay homage to the victims in Warsaw on April 11. (Joe Klamar / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  31. Mourners take photographs of the hearse bearing the coffin of the late Polish President Lech Kaczynski as it arrives at the presidential palace in Warsaw on April 11. (Katarzyna Mala / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  32. Warsaw residents lay flowers and light candles at the gate of the Presidential Palace in Warsaw on April 11. (Uppa / Zuma Press) Back to slideshow navigation
  33. Jaroslaw Kaczynski, twin brother of Polish President Lech Kaczynski, prays in front of the coffin of his brother at the airport in Warsaw on April 11. (Kacper Pempel / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  34. Russian honor guards carry the coffin of Polish President Lech Kaczynski during a farewell ceremony at the Smolensk airport, western Russia, April 11. (Sergey Ponomarev / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  35. A woman lighted by a sunbeam attends a Holy Mass in memory of Poland's President Lech Kaczynski, Orthodox Archbishop Miron Chodakowski and other officials who were killed in a plane crash Saturday, at a church in Sofia, Bulgaria, on April 11. (Petar Petrov / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  36. People attend a mass Sunday, April 11, at the Wawel Royal Cathedral in Cracow, Poland. The service commemorated those lost when a government jet crashed in Russia, killing the nation's president and numerous other leaders. The delegation was on its way to attend memorial services for the thousands of Polish military officers killed by the Soviets during World War II at Katyn. (Stanislaw Rozpedzik / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  37. Mourners lay candles and flowers outside the Presidential Palace in memory of President Lech Kaczynski on Saturday, April 10, in Warsaw, Poland. Kaczynski and his wife were among the victims of the crash. (Sean Gallup / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  38. Two Russian policemen watch a helicopter carrying victims of the crash near Smolensk airport. (Andrey Smirnov / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  39. A girl scout holds a rose at the gate of the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, Poland. (Tomasz Gzell / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  40. Jennifer Wardach, left, sells Polish flags adorned with black ribbons to mark the death of Polish President Lech Kaczynski outside her father's store in Chicago, Ill. (Scott Olson / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  41. A woman prays in front of the portrait of Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife in a Catholic church in Lviv, Ukraine. (Marian Striltsiv / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  42. Employees of the Polish Embassy place the portrait of President Lech Kaczynski near the Embassy headquarters in Kiev, Ukraine. (Sergei Chuzavkov / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  43. A huge crowd gathers in front of the Presidential Palace in Warsaw to pay tribute to late Polish President Lech Kaczynski. (Alik Keplicz / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  44. A bus drives by trees cut by the crash of a Polish government aircraft near Smolensk airport in Russia. (Maxim Malinovsky / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  45. People light candles and lay flowers in front of the Polish Embassy in Vilnius, Lithuania. (Mindaugas Kulbis / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  46. Participants of ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre are seen after the announcement that the plane carrying Polish President Lech Kaczynski crashed in Russia. (Grzegorz Jaklubowski / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  47. Participants of ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre. Polish-Russian relations had been improving of late after being poisoned for decades over the Katyn massacre of some 22,000 Polish officers. (Grzegorz Jaklubowski / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  48. Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin light candles at a chapel at the presidential residence outside Moscow, in memory of the members of the Polish government that were killed in the crash. (Ria Novosti / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  49. A man places a memory letter with pictures of Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria in front of the Presidential Palace in Warsaw. (Forum / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  50. A man lowers the Polish national flag outside the Polish Embassy in London. (Luke Macgregor / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  51. A woman cries in front of the Presidential Palace in Warsaw. (Kacper Pempel / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  52. Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk observes a minute of silence at the start of an urgent session of his cabinet in Warsaw. Tusk declared a week of mourning after the crash. (Janek Skarzynski / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  53. This combination of images shows late Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria (C) and other Polish officials killed in a plane crash in Smolensk on April 10, 2010. (Clockwork from top L) Presidential office chief, Wladyslaw Stasiak, Deputy parliamentary speaker, Jerzy Szmajdzinski, Chief of the Council for National Remembrance, Andrzej Przewoznik, Chief of the Polish Army General Staff, General Franciszek Gagor, Chief of president's National Security Bureau, Aleksander Szczyglo, Solidarity trade union heroine of the strikes in the 1980 communist-era Gdansk shipyards, Anna Walentynowicz, Deputy defence minister, Stanislaw Jerzy Komorowski and National Bank of Poland governor, Slawomir Skrzypek. (- / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  54. This image from Polish Television's TVP via APTN shows a firefighter walking near some of the wreckage at the crash site where Kaczynski, his wife and dozens of others died. (AP) Back to slideshow navigation
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