Chavez' life in images, and reaction to his death

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Associated Press

Posted on March 6, 2013 at 3:36 AM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 6 at 9:05 AM

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — It was a tearful, televised announcement of Venezuela's vice president that broke the news of the death of Hugo Chavez, the firebrand, larger-than-life socialist who led the nation for 14 years. Vice President Nicolas Maduro is the country's interim president until an election can be held. The 58-year-old's death after a two-year cancer battle drew cheers from Venezuelan immigrants in the U.S. who hoped for change in their homeland, and tears in Caracas. A look at images of Chavez's life and reaction around the world to his death:

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