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March 6, 2013 12:35 PM

Preparations for Hugo Chavez's state funeral underway in Venezuela

Supporters of fallen leader Hugo Chávez began to gather at the Military Hospital near downtown Caracas Wednesday morning, as they prepared to follow his funeral carriage on a winding farewell procession through the capital city. Chávez’s body will be taken to the Military Academy — an institution that defined his life — until his state funeral on Friday.

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