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A man reads a special edition of Lidove Noviny, a Czech magazine with Vaclav Havel on the cover, while lining up to pay his respects in front of the coffin of Vaclav Havel in the Vladislave Hall of Prague Castle. Havel was a playwright, essayist and poet who became active as a dissident after the Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia and ended up being the last president of united Czechoslovakia and the first president of the independent Czech Republic. He died on 18 December 2011 at the age of 75..