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Death and state funeral of Fidel Castro

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Fidel Castro's body was cremated and on Wednesday, his ashes will be taken along the reverse route he took across the island after seizing power in 1959

The national nine-day mourning period began Saturday, as the nation woke up to the news that the man who had long been the face of their nation was gone.
Cubans will be able to pay their respects throughout the country at different memorials on Monday and Tuesday. A public mass will be held in the Jose Marti Revolution Square in Havana on Tuesday evening.
Fidel Castro's body was cremated and on Wednesday, his ashes will be taken along the reverse route he took across the island after seizing power in 1959.
The trek with Castro's ashes finishes on Saturday and culminates with another mass in Plaza Antonio Maceo in Santiago de Cuba. Castro's funeral will be held Sunday morning at Santa Ifigenia cemetery in Santiago de Cuba.

At the University of Havana, where Castro attended law school 70 years ago, people placed flowers and photos by a statue on the main steps of the college.
Cuban government-run website Cubadebate tweeted photos from the site: "Because your people love you, they cry for you. Goodbye Comandante! #alwaystowardvictory #cuba #fidelcastro #untilforevercommandante