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Chavez's death spreads grief, apprehension

President inspired passion among many, but successor might not enjoy same support

11:38 PM, Mar. 6, 2013
A member of the presidential guard, top, places a flower on the coffin of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez as he is taken Wednesday to a military academy where he will remain until his funeral on Friday.
A member of the presidential guard, top, places a flower on the coffin of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez as he is taken Wednesday to a military academy where he will remain until his funeral on Friday.
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Tens of thousands of tearful Venezuelans jammed the streets of the capital as the body of President Hugo Chavez was taken from a hospital to a military academy to lie in state for the next three days.

The hearse carrying Chavez's remains was accompanied by the red-uniformed presidential guard of honor as three helicopters buzzed above the procession and police and members of the country's national guard lined the streets. Chavez's coffin was draped in the Venezuelan flag.

Bolivian President Evo Morales, a close Chavez ally, accompanied the hearse on foot along with Chavez's family. ...

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