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Fidel Castro's Ashes Travel in Caravan Across Cuba
Cubans have been bidding farewell to Fidel Castro with tributes across the island nation.
A soldier is silhouetted against the early morning sky as people holding Cuban flags wait for the motorcade transporting the ashes of Cuban leader Fidel Castro in Havana on Nov. 30.
Castro's ashes were beginning a four-day journey across Cuba from Havana to their final resting place in Santiago, almost 600 miles east.
The urn with Castro's ashes is driven through Havana on Nov. 30. A military jeep carried the ashes of Fidel Castro along streets lined with hundreds of thousands of flag-waving Cubans.
Cuba is observing nine days of mourning for Castro, who ruled Cuba for half a century.
Children pay their last respects to Castro in Bayamo, Granma province, on Nov. 28.
Castro antagonized 11 U.S. presidents and cast a uniquely long shadow over American politics, especially in Florida, where many Cubans refugees who fled the island turned the name "Fidel" into an epithet.
Hundreds of young Cubans gather at Havana University to remember Cuban leader Fidel Castro on Nov. 26.