Polish President's body returns home

2010-04-12 08:44 BJT

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The body of Polish President, Lech Kaczynski, has returned to Warsaw. It comes a day after he and many other top Polish officials were killed in a plane crash in western Russia.

Soldiers carry the coffin of Polish President Lech Kaczynski after its arrival in Warsaw. The body of Lech Kaczynski arrived back home Sunday as his stunned nation mourned the elite victims of a jet crash in Russia that has left intense focus on the pilots' last actions. (AFP/Joe Klamar) 
Soldiers carry the coffin of Polish President Lech Kaczynski after
its arrival in Warsaw. The body of Lech Kaczynski arrived back home
Sunday as his stunned nation mourned the elite victims of a jet crash
in Russia that has left intense focus on the pilots' last actions.
(AFP/Joe Klamar)

Poland was gripped by grief at the weekend.

The sadness reached its peak on Sunday when President Kaczynski's body returned home.

Families and political dignitaries were present at Warsaw's military airport to witness the moment.

Tens of thousands of mourners silently lined the ten-kilometer route leading to the presidential palace.

The President's coffin is expected to be publicly displayed until a funeral date is announced.