Venezuela mourns Hugo Chavez

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An army officer comforts a upporter of President Hugo Chavez outside  the military hospital in Caracas, Venezuela, 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. During more than 14 years in office, Chavez routinely challenged the status quo at home and internationally. He polarized Venezuelans with his confrontational and domineering style, yet was also a masterful communicator and strategist who tapped into Venezuelan nationalism to win broad support, particularly among the poor.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

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A sea of sobbing, heartbroken humanity jammed Venezuela's main military academy on March 8, 2012 for one final glimpse at Hugo Chavez, waiting for hours under the twinkling stars and the searing Caribbean sun to file past his coffin.

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