Tens of thousands of mourners have packed the streets of Venezuela's capital to see the coffin of President Hugo Chavez being paraded through the city.
'Comandante' Chavez dominated politics in Venezuela for longer than any other democratically-elected leader in the Americas, and many loved him for it.
ITV News International Editor Bill Neely reports on the extraordinary scenes from Caracas:
More than 20 world leaders are expected to attend the funeral today, but there will be no burial as he will be embalmed.
Thousands flocked to the streets of Caracas to see the coffin of Chavez travel through the city to lie in state until Friday's funeral.
A look back at the life of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez who has died at the age of 58 after a two-year battle with cancer.