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Thousands flock to say goodbye to Chavez

CARACAS — Thousands of people waited for hours Thursday to pay a moment of respect to the late president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, dressed in his iconic red beret and green military uniform.

The lines, steeped in loyalty and grief, started Wednesday and stretched through the night at a military academy Chavez attended. He will lie in state until his funeral on Friday.

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