Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, right in background, and Polish Ambassador to Russia Jerzy Bahr, 2nd right, stand next to the coffin of Polish President Lech Kaczynski during a farewell ceremony at the Smolensk airport on Sunday, April 11, 2010, with the honor guards, Russian, wearing Ushanka fur hats, and Polish, wearing their traditional Rogatywka 4-cornered peaked caps, attending. The remains of Polish President Lech Kaczynski killed Saturday in a devastating plane crash with 95 other people have been sent home. Photo by The Associated Press
The body of President Lech Kaczynski has returned to Poland. His twin brother met the plane and will accompany the body to the presidential palace.
The plane carrying the body of Kaczynski arrived from the airport in Smolensk, Russia, where he and 95 others had been heading Saturday to honour 22,000 Polish officers slain by the Soviet secret police in 1940 in the western Soviet Union.
Also on the tarmac was Marta Kacyznski, the only child of the president and his wife, Maria, who also perished in the crash.
Thousands of people lined the streets Sunday to catch a glimpse of the coffin as it makes its way around 12 kilometres to the palace where thousands more have left flowers after the crash that killed dozens of Polish leaders.