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Vaclav Havel, 75, playwright who led Czech ‘Velvet Revolution’

By Dan Bilefsky and Jane Perlez
New York Times / December 19, 2011
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Vaclav Havel, the Czech writer and dissident whose eloquent dissections of Communist rule helped to destroy it in revolutions that brought down the Berlin Wall and swept Havel himself into power, died on Sunday.

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