Funeral and ceremony for Polish President and his wife

KRAKOW - About 150,000 Poles attended the funeral of Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife, Maria on Sunday.

Along with the couple, 96 others were buried on Sunday too.

Unfortunately, because of the Icelandic ash cloud, not everyone was able to attend.

USA TODAY reported, "President Obama, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were among those who canceled at the last minute because of the expanding ash cloud, dangerous to airplane engines, that left nearly all of the continent's airports closed since late Thursday."

Not everyone was supportive of the president being buried in Wawel Cathedral.

USA TODAY reported, "The decision to bury Kaczynski at Wawel sparked protests in recent days, with some people saying that despite the national tragedy he still does not belong in the company of some of the nation's most august figures. The hue and cry over the decision even spilled over to Facebook where thousands said the decision was not right."

According to the New York Times, a well-known political scientist in Poland, Jaroslaw Flis, compared this tragedy emotinally to the J.F.K. assassination

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