In pictures: Venezuelans mourn the death of Hugo Chavez

Venezuela has declared a week of mourning after the death of Hugo Chavez, the charismatic and polarising president who lead the country for more than 14 years.

Hundreds of Venezuelans poured into the streets of Caracas yesterday as the news of his death spread.

A woman outside the military hospital
A woman outside the military hospital Credit: Reuters
Crowds last night outside the military hospital where Hugo Chavez died
Crowds last night outside the military hospital where Hugo Chavez died Credit: Jorge Silva/Reuters
Supporters of Hugo Chavez react to the annoucement of his death outside his hospital in Caracas.
Supporters of Hugo Chavez react to the annoucement of his death outside his hospital in Caracas. Credit: Carlos Garcia Rawlins
A man cries in Boliver Square, Caracas
A man cries in Boliver Square, Caracas Credit: Jorge Silva/Reuters
A supporter holds a picture of Chavez with his daughters, outside the military hospital where he died yesterday
A supporter holds a picture of Chavez with his daughters, outside the military hospital where he died yesterday Credit: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters