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Hugo Chavez relatives pay their respects

Thousands of mourners have been filing past the coffin of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, whose body is lying in state in the capital Caracas.

His family and close advisers, as well as the presidents of Argentina, Bolivia and Uruguay, paid their respects next to his open coffin on Wednesday.

Among them was his mother, who was comforted by a relative.

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