Chavez to lie in state for 7 more days

2013-03-07 23:39
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Chavez lies in state

The body of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez lies in state as thousands flock to mourn their former leader. See all the pictures.

Caracas - Venezuela's late leader, Hugo Chavez, will be embalmed and laid to rest at a military museum in the capital Caracas, acting President Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday.

Chavez's state funeral was scheduled for Friday, but Maduro said his body would remain lying in state for a further seven days so that Venezuelans waiting in long lines to view him would be able to do so.

Maduro said his body would later to moved from the military museum to his final burial site. It was not immediately clear where that would be.

Read more on:    hugo chavez  |  nicolas maduro  |  venezuela

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