Venezuela mourns Hugo Chavez

Associated Press
A woman places an image of Venezuela's independence hero Simon Bolivar on an altar set up on a sidewalk in honor of late President Hugo Chavez, whose picture hangs on the curtain, along a street where a procession will pass tomorrow to transfer Chavez's body to a military museum in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, March 14, 2013. Venezuela's acting president said Wednesday that it is highly unlikely Chavez will be embalmed for permanent viewing because the decision to do so was made too late and the socialist leader's body was not properly prepared on time. Chavez's body has been lying in state at the military academy since March 6. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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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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