Czech Havel Obit

December 18, 2011 - 12:15 PM
A woman lights a candle to commemorate the death of former Czech President Vaclav Havel at the Velvet Revolution memorial in downtown Prague, Czech Republic, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011. Havel, the dissident playwright who wove theater into politics to peacefully bring down communism in Czechoslovakia and become a hero of the epic struggle that ended the Cold War, died Sunday Dec. 18, 2011 in Prague. He was 75. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)