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03/06/2013 10:29 am ET | Updated May 06, 2013

Chavez's Coffin Taken To The Streets (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

CARACAS, March 6 (Reuters) - The coffin of deceased Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez was brought out of a military hospital onto the streets of Caracas on Wednesday, where grieving multitudes gathered to honor him.

Soldiers placed the coffin on a car, where it was driven outside of the hospital. "Chavez to the pantheon!" shouted supporters, referring to a mausoleum he had built to house the remains of independence hero Simon Bolivar.

Authorities have not yet said where Chavez will be buried after his state funeral on Friday. (Editing by Bill Trott)

Hugo Chavez taken to a military academy to prepare for his funeral