Crowds mourn as Chavez's coffin arrives

2013-03-06 20:23
The flag-draped coffin containing the body of Venezuela's late president Hugo Chavez is taken from the hospital where he died. (Ricardo Mazalan, AP)

The flag-draped coffin containing the body of Venezuela's late president Hugo Chavez is taken from the hospital where he died. (Ricardo Mazalan, AP)

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Caracas - The coffin of deceased Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez was brought out of a military hospital onto the streets of Caracas on Wednesday, where grieving multitudes gathered to honour him.

Soldiers placed the coffin on a car, where it was driven outside of the hospital.

"Chavez to the pantheon!" shouted supporters, referring to a mausoleum he had built to house the remains of independence hero Simon Bolivar.

Authorities have not yet said where Chavez will be buried after his state funeral on Friday.

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