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Thousands Mourn as Hugo Chavez's Body Travels Through Venezuela
A day after President Hugo Chavez died after a two year battle with cancer, thousands of his supporters walked the streets of Caracas behind a flag-draped coffin.

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People walk alongside the flag-draped coffin containing the body of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez from the hospital where he died, to a military academy where it will remain until his funeral in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Seven days of mourning were declared, all schools were suspended for the week and friendly heads of state were expected for an elaborate funeral Friday. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
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Una partidaria del presidente venezolano Hugo Chávbez llora ante el anuncio de su muerte en Caracas, Venezuela, martes 5 de marzo de 2013. (AP Foto/Ariana Cubillos)

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A man writes a note in a book of condolence at the embassy of Venezuela in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, March 6, 2013, to honor deceased President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
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Venezuela's Ambassador to Haiti Pedro Antonio Canino Gonzalez weeps as he speaks about Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez during a press conference in Petion-Ville, Haiti, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Some marked Chavez's death with tears; others with cheers. Chavez, who died Tuesday, was seen as a hero by some for his socialist programs, his anti-U.S. rhetoric and gifts of cut-rate oil. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
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Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez cry outside the military hospital where President Hugo Chavez, aged 58, died on Tuesday in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Seven days of mourning were declared, all school was suspended for the week and friendly heads of state were expected for an elaborate funeral Friday. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
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The flag-draped coffin containing the body of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez, left, is taken from the hospital where he died, to a military academy, where it will remain until his funeral in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Seven days of mourning were declared, all schools were suspended for the week and friendly heads of state were expected for an elaborate funeral Friday. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
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Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro, second from right, links arms with Bolivia's President Evo Morales, left, as they arrive to the Military Hospital where President Hugo Chavez died in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. The coffin containing Chavez's body is being taken from the hospital to a military academy where it will remain until his funeral on Friday. Seven days of mourning were declared, all schools were suspended for the week and friendly heads of state were expected for an elaborate funeral Friday. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
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The flag-draped coffin containing the body of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez is taken from the hospital where he died, to a military academy where it will remain until his funeral in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Seven days of mourning were declared, all schools were suspended for the week and friendly heads of state were expected for an elaborate funeral Friday. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
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El vicepresidente venezolano Nicolás Maduro (con chaqueta amarilla) y el presidente boliviano Evo Morales (centro) avanzan entre una multitud el 6 de febrero del 2013, rodeados de soldados, tratando de llegar al hospital militar de Caracas donde falleció Hugo Chávez. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

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A member of the presidential guard, top, places a flower on the coffin containing the body of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez as it is taken from the hospital where he died, to a military academy where it will remain until his funeral in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Even in death, Chavez's orders were being heeded. The man he anointed to succeed him, Vice President Nicolas Maduro, will continue to run Venezuela as interim president and be the governing socialists' candidate in an election to be called within 30 days. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
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The flag-draped coffin containing the body of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez is taken from the hospital where he died, to a military academy where it will remain until his funeral in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Vice President Nicolas Maduro will continue to run Venezuela as interim president and be the governing socialists' candidate in an election to be called within 30 days. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
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A woman holding a Venezuelan flag cries as she watches the coffin containing the body of the late President Hugo Chavez be taken from the hospital, where he died on Tuesday, to a military academy in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Seven days of mourning were declared, all schools were suspended for the week and friendly heads of state were expected for an elaborate funeral on Friday. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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El vicepresidente de Venezuela Nicolás Maduro levanta su puño junto al presidente boliviano Evo Morales (centro) luego de acercarse al ataúd con los restos de Hugo Chávez el 6 de marzo del 2013 en Caracas. Maduro decretó siete días de luto por la muerte de Chávez, quien será enterrado el viernes 8 de marzo. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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People walk alongside the flag-draped coffin containing the body of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez from the hospital where he died, to a military academy where it will remain until his funeral in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Seven days of mourning were declared, all schools were suspended for the week and friendly heads of state were expected for an elaborate funeral Friday. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
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Mexican supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez embrace at Venezuela's embassy in Mexico City, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced that Chavez died on Tuesday at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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Supporters of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez crowd the street to watch his coffin pass by as it is paraded from the hospital where he died on Tuesday to a military academy where it will remain until his funeral in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Seven days of mourning were declared, all schools were suspended for the week and friendly heads of state were expected for an elaborate funeral Friday. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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A woman cries as she watches the coffin containing the body of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez be taken from the hospital, where he died on Tuesday, to a military academy in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Seven days of mourning were declared, all schools were suspended for the week and friendly heads of state were expected for an elaborate funeral on Friday. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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Supporters of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez embrace as the coffin containing his body passes in the street as it is taken from the hospital, where he died on Tuesday, to a military academy where it will remain until his funeral in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Seven days of mourning were declared, all schools were suspended for the week and friendly heads of state were expected for an elaborate funeral Friday. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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Supporters of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez crowd the street to watch his coffin pass by as it is paraded from the hospital where he died on Tuesday to a military academy where it will remain until his funeral in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Seven days of mourning were declared, all schools were suspended for the week and friendly heads of state were expected for an elaborate funeral Friday. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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Ecuador's President Rafael Correa speaks during a press conference in Quito, Ecuador, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Correa decreed three days of mourning after Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced that Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez died on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
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A man holds up a photo of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez as he watches Chavez's coffin be paraded from the hospital where he died on Tuesday to a military academy where it will remain until his funeral in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Seven days of mourning were declared, all schools were suspended for the week and friendly heads of state were expected for an elaborate funeral Friday. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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El vehículo con el ataúd que contiene los restos de Hugo Chávez, cubierto con una bandera de Venezuela, avanza entre una multitud al ser trasladado del hospital militar donde falleció el mandatario a una academia militar en la que permanecerá hasta el viernes, en que tendrá lugar el funeral. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

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Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro, center, bumps fists with a supporter as he walks alongside the coffin of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez as it is taken from the hospital where Chavez died on Tuesday to a military academy in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Maduro will continue to run Venezuela as interim president and be the governing socialists' candidate in an election to be called within 30 days. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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The flag-draped coffin containing the body of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez is taken from the hospital where he died, to a military academy where it will remain until his funeral in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Vice President Nicolas Maduro will continue to run Venezuela as interim president and be the governing socialists' candidate in an election to be called within 30 days. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
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A supporter of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez holds images of him while the coffin containing his body passes in the street, from the hospital where he died on Tuesday to a military academy where it will remain until his funeral in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Seven days of mourning were declared, all schools were suspended for the week and friendly heads of state were expected for an elaborate funeral Friday. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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A woman wearing the iconic red beret of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez screams as Chavez's coffin passes in the street while paraded from the hospital where he died on Tuesday to a military academy where it will remain until his funeral in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Seven days of mourning were declared, all schools were suspended for the week and friendly heads of state were expected for an elaborate funeral Friday. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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A woman cries as the coffin of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez passes in the street while paraded from the hospital where Chavez died on Tuesday to a military academy where it will remain until his funeral in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Seven days of mourning were declared, all schools were suspended for the week and friendly heads of state were expected for an elaborate funeral Friday. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Thousands Mourn as Hugo Chavez's Body Travels Through Venezuela

A day after President Hugo Chavez died after a two year battle with cancer, thousands of his supporters walked the streets of Caracas behind a flag-draped coffin.

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