Chavez's home town pays tribute to its famous son

Portraits and flowers set up in the centre of Sabaneta, Barinas State
Portraits and flowers set up in the centre of Sabaneta, Barinas State Credit: RTV

Portraits and flowers have been left in the centre of Sabaneta, Barinas State - Hugo Chavez's home town.

Crowds have gathered at the makeshift shrine to pay their respects, the president funeral will happen today after his death at 58 after a two-year battle with cancer.

A supporter raises his fist in salute before the Credit: RTV

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Crowds gathered in the centre of Sabaneta
Crowds gathered in the centre of Sabaneta Credit: RTV

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