Polish leader, wife flown to Krakow for burial

WARSAW, Poland — The coffins holding Poland'sPresident Lech Kaczynski and his wife were being flown from Warsaw toKrakow on Sunday morning for burial in a historic cathedral.

The bodies of thecouple, who died in a plane crash on April 10, were driven slowlythrough Warsaw past places linked to Kaczynski's life. They includecity hall, where he served as mayor of Warsaw, and a museum that hechampioned on the Warsaw Uprising of 1944.

Polish Presidential Palacespokesman Jacek Sasin said the route was chosen for its symbolism asKaczynski departs his native city for the last time.

The bodieswere then placed on a military transport plane, which taxied slowly onthe runway before taking off to Krakow. It was flying below the volcanicash plume paralyzing air travel in Europe.

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