Hugo Chavez's casket paraded through streets

President Hugo Chavez's casket has been seen in public for the first time.

A priest led a short service honouring the leader before the casket was carried into a crowded street in the capital Caracas and loaded onto a hearse.

A priest leads a short service in honour of the former president
A priest leads a short service in honour of the former president Credit: Reuters/VTV
Hugo Chavez's casket is loaded onto the hearse before being driven through the streets of Caracas
Hugo Chavez's casket is loaded onto the hearse before being driven through the streets of Caracas Credit: Reuters/VTV
Crowds line the route
Crowds line the route Credit: Reuters/VTV

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