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Venezuela and the World React to the Death of Hugo Chávez (PHOTOS)

When Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez died Tuesday night, his country was plunged into a mixture of sadness, hope, and political uncertainty. From Caracas to Moscow, see photos of Chávez supporters mourning the late president.

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The World Reacts to Hugo Chávez's Death

When Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez died Tuesday night, his country was plunged into a mixture of sadness, hope, and political uncertainty. From Caracas to Moscow, see photos of Chávez supporters mourning the late president.

Chavez's coffin in Caracas on Wednesday. (Ricardo Mazalan/AP)

Hugo Chávez's coffin was carried through the capital Caracas, where thousands flooded the streets to say farewell.

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Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chávez react to the announcement of his death in Caracas, March 5, 2013. Chávez died after a two-year battle with cancer, ending the socialist leader's 14-year rule of the South American country, Vice President Nicolas Maduro said in a televised speech on Tuesday. 

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Supporters cry outside the military hospital where Chávez died. Seven days of mourning were declared, all school was suspended for the week and friendly heads of state were expected for an elaborate funeral Friday.

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Vice President Nicolas Maduro takes part in a meeting at the Palace of Miraflores in Caracas.

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A Chávez supporter of stands wrapped in a Venezuelan flag outside Venezuela's embassy in Mexico City.

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Two men in Bogota, Colombia, glance through a newspaper with the front page announcing Chávez's death. Vice President Nicolas Maduro will take over as interim president and an election will be called within 30 days, the country's foreign minister said Tuesday.

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A Chávez supporter puts up a photograph of him on the outside walls of Venezuela's embassy in Mexico City.

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A woman holds a picture of Chávez against her face as she cries outside the military hospital where he died.

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A woman touches a portrait of Chávez displayed outside Venezuela's embassy in Moscow. Russian President Vladimir Putin hailed today his late Venezuelan counterpart as an uncommon and strong man who had made a huge contribution to relations between Moscow and Caracas. Russia enjoys close military ties with Venezuela, which also represents one of the main oversees investment targets of the giant state oil company Rosneft.

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Chávez supporters gather to mourn at Bolivar Square in Caracas.

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Chávez supporters gather to mourn at Bolivar Square in Caracas.

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A Chávez supporter cries outside the Military Hospital in Caracas on March 5, 2013, after hearing of the late president's death.

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A Chávez supporter shows a picture of him and Chávez outside the Venezuelan embassy in Quito, Ecuador.

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A woman sits next to a picture of Chávez and flags at half-mast, at the Simon Bolivar's house iin Havana, Cuba.