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President Chavez's body moved from hospital

Thousands of people have lined the streets of Venezuela's capital Caracas as Hugo Chavez's body set off in a procession to the Military Academy where he will lie in state until Friday.

The country will hold seven days of mourning for Hugo Chavez, who died aged 58 after 14 years as president.

Vice-President Nicolas Maduro will assume the presidency until an election is called within 30 days.

  • 06 Mar 2013
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