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Chavez's body brought 'home' to military academy

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  • A woman pays her respects as she files past the glass-topped casket containing the remains of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez lying in state at the military academy in Caracas, Thursday, March 7, 2013. Chavez died of a massive heart attack Tuesday after great suffering and inaudibly mouthed his desire to live, the head of Venezuela's presidential guard said late Wednesday.

      A woman pays her respects as she files past the glass-topped casket containing the remains of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez lying in state at the military academy in Caracas, Thursday, March 7, 2013. Chavez died of a massive heart attack Tuesday after great suffering and inaudibly mouthed his desire to live, the head of Venezuela's presidential guard said late Wednesday.
    Associated Press

 
Associated Press

They filed past all night and into the morning, a line of mourners a mile (more than a kilometer) long hoping for one final glimpse of hugo chavez. while venezuela remains deeply divided over the country's future, the multitudes weeping and crossing themselves as they reached the president's coffin early thursday were united in grief and admiration for a man many considered a father figure.

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