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Under Secretary General Nicolae Ceausescu's 25-year dictatorship, all of Romania was a monument to his greatness.

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Mourners stand around the coffin of Romanian poet Adrian Paunescu at the Writers Union in Bucharest, Romania, Friday, Nov. 5, 2010. Paunescu, Romania's most famous poet who praised ex dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, yet whose sentimental verse struck a chord with many Romanians has died. He was 67.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

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An Orthodox priest sings as mourners stand around the coffin of Romanian poet Adrian Paunescu at the Writers Union in Bucharest, Romania, Friday, Nov. 5, 2010. Paunescu, Romania's most famous poet who praised ex dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, yet whose sentimental verse struck a chord with many Romanians has died. He was 67.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

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In this picture taken on May 5, 2008 Romanian poet Adrian Paunescu gestures in Bucharest, Romania. Paunescu, Romania's most famous poet who praised ex dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, yet whose sentimental verse struck a chord with many Romanians has died. He was 67. (AP Photo/Agerpres/Paul Buciuta)

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A man holds a leaflet with a picture of the late communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu as media and members of the public gather around his freshly dug-up grave in the background at the Ghencea Cemetery in Bucharest, Romania, on Wednesday, July 21, 2010. Taking the country by surprise, forensic scientists on Wednesday exhumed what are believed to be the bodies of Ceausescu and his wife, Elena, at the request of their children. The top of leaflet reads: "They shot me. Do you have a better life?" (AP Photo/Octav Ganea/Mediafax)

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In this picture taken from TV Asashi in Tokyo on Dec. 26, 1989, Romanian state television shows the body of ousted Romanian President Nicolae Ceausescu lying against a wall in Targoviste, Romania, after he and his wife, Elena, were executed by firing squad on Christmas Day. Taking the country by surprise, forensic scientists on Wednesday, July 21, 2010, exhumed what are believed to be the bodies of Ceausescu and his wife at the request of their children. (AP Photo/Keiichi Temma, File)

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Media and members of the public gather around the freshly dug-up grave of the late communist dictator Nicolaie Ceausescu at the Ghencea Cemetery in Bucharest, Romania, on Wednesday, July 21, 2010. Taking the country by surprise, forensic scientists on Wednesday, July 21, 2010, exhumed what are believed to be the bodies of Ceausescu and his wife, Elena, at the request of their children. (AP Photo)

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A leaflet with a picture of the late communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu is seen on his freshly dug-up grave at the Ghencea Military Cemetery in Bucharest, Romania, on Wednesday, July 21, 2010. Taking the country by surprise, forensic scientists on Wednesday, July 21, 2010, exhumed what are believed to be the bodies of Ceausescu and his wife, Elena, at the request of their children. The top of leaflet reads: "They shot me. Do you have a better life?" (AP Photo)

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In this photo taken on Dec. 25, 1999, an elderly Romanian woman cries as she holds a picture of the late communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu at the Ghencea Military Cemetery in Bucharest, Romania. Taking the country by surprise, forensic scientists on Wednesday, July 21, 2010, exhumed what are believed to be the bodies Ceausescu and his wife, Elena, at the request of their children. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)

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In this photo taken on Jan. 26, 2001, Romanians stand behind the cross at the presumed grave of former communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu during a commemoration of his 83rd birthday in Bucharest, Romania. Taking the country by surprise, forensic scientists on Wednesday, July 21, 2010, exhumed what are believed to be the bodies of Ceausescu and his wife, Elena, at the request of their children. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)

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In this photo taken on Dec. 25, 2009, a man stands with a lit candle next to the grave of the late communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu in Bucharest, Romania, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Ceausescu's execution. Taking the country by surprise, forensic scientists on Wednesday, July 21, 2010, exhumed what are believed to be the bodies of Ceausescu and his wife, Elena, at the request of their children. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)