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Anniversary of Smolensk plane crash

Poland marks the third anniversary of that plane crash in which Polish president Lech Kaczynski and a number of high-ranking state officials were

Poland marks the third anniversary of that plane crash in which Polish president Lech Kaczynski and a number of high-ranking state officials were

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Smolensk ceremonies belie Polish divisions over cause

A simple ceremony was held in the snow at Smolensk in western Russia, at the site of the plane crash exactly two years ago that killed a Polish

A simple ceremony was held in the snow at Smolensk in western Russia, at the site of the plane crash exactly two years ago that killed a Polish

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Poland still divided on Smolensk on 2nd anniversary

Poland is remembering the victims of the air disaster two years ago to the day that killed 96 people including former President Lech Kaczynski and

Poland is remembering the victims of the air disaster two years ago to the day that killed 96 people including former President Lech Kaczynski and

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Poland's Smolensk tragedy still smoulders

Two years ago, on 10 April 2010, the plane carrying Poland’s President Lech Kaczyński crashed while attempting to land at Russia’s Smolensk airport

Two years ago, on 10 April 2010, the plane carrying Poland’s President Lech Kaczyński crashed while attempting to land at Russia’s Smolensk airport

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Top Polish officials resign over Smolensk crash

Poland’s new defence minister has dissolved the Air Force regiment responsible for transporting top state officials. It comes after a report

Poland’s new defence minister has dissolved the Air Force regiment responsible for transporting top state officials. It comes after a report

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Poland faults Russia in presidential plane crash report

A Polish government commission has laid the blame on Russian ground staff and Polish air crew  for the plane crash in the western city of Smolensk

A Polish government commission has laid the blame on Russian ground staff and Polish air crew  for the plane crash in the western city of Smolensk

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Smolensk black boxes register no technical faults

The authorities in Poland say black box recordings show there were no technical problems on the presidential plane that crashed near Smolensk in

The authorities in Poland say black box recordings show there were no technical problems on the presidential plane that crashed near Smolensk in

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Anger mars commemoration of Smolensk plane crash

One year after the plane crash which killed Poland’s president and 95 others, there is anger over the replacement of a memorial plaque. A new one

One year after the plane crash which killed Poland’s president and 95 others, there is anger over the replacement of a memorial plaque. A new one

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Poland marks plane crash anniversary

Poland’s president and prime minister laid a wreath at a Warsaw cathedral on Sunday at the exact moment a plane crashed one year ago, killing

Poland’s president and prime minister laid a wreath at a Warsaw cathedral on Sunday at the exact moment a plane crashed one year ago, killing

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1st Anniversary of the Smolensk plane disaster

Commemorations to mark the 1st Anniversary of the Smolensk plane disaster where polish President Lech Kaczinski and 95 other officials were killed

Commemorations to mark the 1st Anniversary of the Smolensk plane disaster where polish President Lech Kaczinski and 95 other officials were killed

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Moscow says Kaczynski presence a factor in fatal crash

Pilot error was to blame, but high-level pressure may have been placed on the crew. That is the verdict of a report released in Moscow on a plane

Pilot error was to blame, but high-level pressure may have been placed on the crew. That is the verdict of a report released in Moscow on a plane

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Symbolic wooden cross moved from Polands Presidential Palace

A wooden cross inside the chapel of the presidential palace in Poland is a symbol of remembrance and mourning a tribute to President Kaczynski and

A wooden cross inside the chapel of the presidential palace in Poland is a symbol of remembrance and mourning a tribute to President Kaczynski and

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Plaque for late Polish president fails to please

A new plaque on the wall of Poland’s presidential palace in memory of the late leader Lech Kaczynski has done little to appease some of his

A new plaque on the wall of Poland’s presidential palace in memory of the late leader Lech Kaczynski has done little to appease some of his

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Poland votes for new president

Poland votes for a new president today an election called following the death of President Lech Kaczynski and most of the country’s political and

Poland votes for a new president today an election called following the death of President Lech Kaczynski and most of the country’s political and

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Tragedy overshadows Polish electoral campaigning

Poland is about to elect a new president. This comes two months after the fatal plane crash which killed not only Polish President Lech Kaczynski and

Poland is about to elect a new president. This comes two months after the fatal plane crash which killed not only Polish President Lech Kaczynski and

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Kaczynski twin to run for President

Jaroslaw Kaczynski has announced plans to run for President in Poland’s upcoming election. The vote in June has had to be called following the

Jaroslaw Kaczynski has announced plans to run for President in Poland’s upcoming election. The vote in June has had to be called following the

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Lech Kaczynski's funeral

Poland’s late President Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria will be buried in the cathedral crypt at Wawel Royal Castle in Poland’s southern city of

Poland’s late President Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria will be buried in the cathedral crypt at Wawel Royal Castle in Poland’s southern city of

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Poland mourns for Lech Kaczynski

People in Poland have been able to pay their last respects to President Lech Kaczynski, as his coffin lay in the crypt of Wawel Cathedral in Krakow

People in Poland have been able to pay their last respects to President Lech Kaczynski, as his coffin lay in the crypt of Wawel Cathedral in Krakow

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Poland says goodbye to President Kaczynski

After a week of national mourning, Poland has said a final goodbye to its president. Tens of thousands of Poles came to Krakow for the requiem mass

After a week of national mourning, Poland has said a final goodbye to its president. Tens of thousands of Poles came to Krakow for the requiem mass

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Poland prepares to lay first couple to rest

US President Barack Obama and a host of other world leaders have said they will not attend the state funeral of Poland’s first couple due to the

US President Barack Obama and a host of other world leaders have said they will not attend the state funeral of Poland’s first couple due to the

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Warsaw holds mass for presidential couple

An evening mass has been held in Warsaw’s St John’s Cathedral for the Polish presidential couple, Lech and Maria Kacyznski. The pair perished in

An evening mass has been held in Warsaw’s St John’s Cathedral for the Polish presidential couple, Lech and Maria Kacyznski. The pair perished in

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Poland remembers air crash dead

Several thousand mourners have gathered in Warsaw for a memorial service for the 96 victims of last week’s tragic air crash in western

Several thousand mourners have gathered in Warsaw for a memorial service for the 96 victims of last week’s tragic air crash in western

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Polish upset over dead President's burial place

More bodies of those killed in last weekend’s plane crash have arrived back in Poland. Most of the 96 victims have now been flown home from Russia

More bodies of those killed in last weekend’s plane crash have arrived back in Poland. Most of the 96 victims have now been flown home from Russia

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Poland to release details of black boxes

Investigators continue to search for clues amongst the wreckage of the crash site where Polish President Lech Kaczynski, his wife Maria and 94 other

Investigators continue to search for clues amongst the wreckage of the crash site where Polish President Lech Kaczynski, his wife Maria and 94 other

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Poland funeral plans spark protests

Furious protestors have urged Polish authorities to rethink plans to bury late president Lech Kaczynski at Wawel Cathedral in Krakow. The row

Furious protestors have urged Polish authorities to rethink plans to bury late president Lech Kaczynski at Wawel Cathedral in Krakow. The row

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Poles protest burial plans

Outside the presidential palace, the streets of the Polish capital are lined with mourners queuing to pay their last respects to their first

Outside the presidential palace, the streets of the Polish capital are lined with mourners queuing to pay their last respects to their first

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Polish unity cracks over choice of burial site

Poland’s sense of unity in the aftermath of Saturday’s plane crash which killed much of the country’s ruling elite, appears to be fraying. Thousands

Poland’s sense of unity in the aftermath of Saturday’s plane crash which killed much of the country’s ruling elite, appears to be fraying. Thousands

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Burial plans split Poland

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk joined thousands of mourners as he paid his last respects to the late President on Wednesday. The bodies of Lech

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk joined thousands of mourners as he paid his last respects to the late President on Wednesday. The bodies of Lech

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Bodies of thirty crash victims repatriated

The bodies of thirty more crash victims were repatriated today. An official ceremony to mark the arrival of the remains was held at Warsaw’s

The bodies of thirty more crash victims were repatriated today. An official ceremony to mark the arrival of the remains was held at Warsaw’s