Argentines' last goodbye to Kirchner before burial

Associated Press
A woman wrapped in an Argentine flag holds flowers as she waits to pay her last respects to former President Nestor Kirchner at the government palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina,  Thursday Oct. 28, 2010.  Former President Nestor Kirchner, the husband of Argentina's current President Cristina Fernandez, died Wednesday after suffering a heart attack. He was a likely candidate in next year's presidential elections. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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Thousands of Argentines have filed past a flag-draped coffin containing the remains of former President Nestor Kirchner as his wake nears its end.

The coffin is expected to travel in a funeral procession through the streets of Buenos Aires to the airport. From there Kirchner's remains will be flown to the southern region of Patagonia, where he was born, for burial.

His widow, current President Cristina Fernandez, presided over the wake for a second straight day Friday in the Casa de Gobierno.

People lined up in the rain outside waiting to pay their respects.

Some visitors cried out "Hang on, Cristina" and "We love you."

Kirchner, 60, died Wednesday of a heart attack.

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