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FIDELISM

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    Passengers who travel within the island remain blocked for a few hours on Cuba's Central Highway and wait for the traffic to resume while the procession of the Fidel Castro's funeral caravan runs a few miles ahead. This road is considered as one of the seven wonders of civil engineering in Cuba. Somewhere between Las Tunas city and Bayamo city, Cuba on December 02, 2016.
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    Mainly locals in the area and passengers who travel within the island remain blocked for few hours on Cuba's Central Highway and wait for the traffic to resume while the procession of the Fidel Castro's funeral caravan runs a few miles ahead. Somewhere between Las Tunas city and Bayamo city, Cuba on December 02, 2016.
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    Hundreds of people wait in the streets of Santiago de Cuba for the arrival of the Fidel Castro's funeral cortege in order to wish the father of the Cuban revolution farewell. Santiago de Cuba, Cuba on December 03, 2016.
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    A group of journalists in a truck embedded in the funeral caravan of Fidel Castro. Santiago de Cuba, Cuba on December 03, 2016.
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    Hundreds of people wait in the streets of Santiago de Cuba for the arrival of the Fidel Castro's funeral cortege in order to wish the father of the Cuban revolution farewell. Santiago de Cuba, Cuba on December 03, 2016.
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    A group of schoolchildren heads to one of the main streets where the funeral procession takes place while a foreign journalist captures the scene from a taxi. Santiago de Cuba, Cuba on December 03, 2016.
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    A group of schoolchildren heads to one of the main streets where the funeral procession takes place. Both school and work activities are suspended so that students and workers can attend the funeral procession. Santiago de Cuba, Cuba on December 03, 2016.
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    A crowd mourns at the moment they see the funeral's procession. Santiago de Cuba, Cuba on December 03, 2016.
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    A burial urn that carries the ashes of Fidel Castro on a trailer. Santiago de Cuba, Cuba on December 03, 2016.
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    Two children in front of the Monument to Abel Santamaria in Avenida de los Libertadores, minutes before the funeral procession takes place. Abel Santamaría was a Cuban revolutionary activist who actively participated in the assault on the Moncada barracks where he was taken prisoner, tortured and murdered. Santiago de Cuba, Cuba on December 03, 2016.
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    Hundreds of people wait in the streets of Santiago de Cuba for the arrival of the Fidel Castro's funeral cortege in order to wish the father of the Cuban revolution farewell. Santiago de Cuba, Cuba on December 03, 2016.
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    A group of soldiers picks up the flag that flies in the cemetery of Santa Ifigenia at dusk the day that Fidel Castro was buried. Santiago de Cuba, Cuba on December 04, 2016.
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    A group of Cuban soldiers attends the speech given by world leaders in the Plaza de la Revolución in La Habana, the day before the funeral caravan begins its journey to Santiago de Cuba. La Habana, Cuba on November 29, 2016.
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    A young aspiring soldier is embraced by his girlfriend during the speeches of the different world leaders who came to pay homage to Fidel Castro on the day before the funeral caravan begins its journey to Santiago de Cuba. La Habana, Cuba on November 29, 2016.
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    Three people hoist the Cuban flag in the streets of Santiago de Cuba on the day of Fidel Castro's funeral. Santiago de Cuba, Cuba on December 04, 2016.
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    Hundreds of people wait in the streets of Santiago de Cuba for the arrival of the Fidel Castro's funeral cortege in order to wish the father of the Cuban revolution farewell. Santiago de Cuba, Cuba on December 03, 2016.
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    Passengers who travel within the island remain blocked few hours on Cuba's Central Highway and wait for the traffic to resume while the procession of the Fidel Castro's funeral caravan runs a few miles ahead. This road is considered to be of the seven wonders of civil engineering in Cuba. Somewhere between Las Tunas city and Bayamo city, Cuba on December 02, 2016.
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    A foreign journalist in the Plaza de la Revolución combs his hair minutes before broadcasting live after the Fidel Castro's burial ceremony. Santiago de Cuba, Cuba on December 04, 2016.
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    A police patrol controls the entrance of the cemetery of Santa Ifigenia while the private ceremony is held at the burial of Fidel Castro. Santiago de Cuba, Cuba on December 04, 2016.
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    A member of the military guards the tomb of Fidel Castro on the day of his burial in the cemetery of Santa Ifigenia. Santiago de Cuba, Cuba on December 04, 2016.
Fidelism

The former President of Cuba, Fidel Castro, and leader of the revolution died, at the age of 90, in La Habana on the evening of 25 November 2016.

Castro was cremated and his ashes were taken in the countryside, from La Habana to Santiago de Cuba, on a route that retraced, in reverse, the steps of the revolution he led in 1959 with the “Freedom Caravan”.

Cuba declared nine days of mourning after his death and the government banned drinking, partying and loud music, leaving the country on mute, bereft of its melody and verve until 4 December, when his ashes were interred in Santiago de Cuba on 4 December 2016.

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