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Venezuela election date set

Venezuela will hold a presidential election on April 14 as acting President Nicolas Maduro, the successor to Hugo Chavez, tries to win his own term in office.

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Parade route of Hugo Chavez's casket

Hugo Chavez's casket is being transported through the streets of Venezuela's capital Caracas to the military academy, where is will lie in state on Thursday.

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The parade route of Hugo Chavez's coffin through Caracas Credit: El Universal/Google Maps

Grieving multitudes are lining the streets of the parade route, many shouting "Chavez to the pantheon!" - referring to a mausoleum he had built to house the remains of independence hero Simon Bolivar.

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