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Cuba remembers Castro

Updated 2:58 PM ET, Sun December 4, 2016
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Workers place a plaque with the word "Fidel" on the tomb holding the remains of former Cuban President Fidel Castro in the Cementerio Santa Ifigenia where he was buried, Sunday, December 4, in Santiago de Cuba. Cubans are honoring his life this week. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
A Cuban government supporter cries during Castro's funeral on December 4. Joao Pina/Le Monde
Fidel Castro's funeral in Santiago de Cuba on December 4. Joao Pina/Le Monde
Fidel Castro's ashes pass on the streets going to the cemetery in Santiago de Cuba on December 4. Joao Pina/Le Monde
Cuban government supporters chant for Fidel Castro near the entrance of the cemetery on December 4. Joao Pina/Le Monde
Cuban government supporters chant for Fidel Castro near the entrance of the cemetery on December 4. Joao Pina/Le Monde
The ashes of the former Cuban leader pass below an iconic revolutionary banner as the cortège makes the final movement to the cemetery on December 4. Alec Miran/CNN
Cubans await for the passage of the urn containing the ashes of Fidel Castro on December 4. RODRIGO ARANGUA/AFP/Getty Images
Cubans await the passage of Castro's ashes from Revolution Square in Santiago, Cuba on December 4. PEDRO PARDO/AFP/Getty Images
Cubans wait on the side of the road for the caravan carrying the ashes on December 3. Joao Pina/Le Monde
A man on horseback Saturday, December 3, waits on the side of the road for the caravan carrying the ashes of former Cuban President Fidel Castro, who died at age 90 on November 25. Joao Pina/Le Monde
Cubans see the ashes of Fidel Castro being carried by a special convoy through the city of Holguin on Saturday, December 3. Joao Pina/Le Monde
A soldier reacts after the ashes of longtime Cuban leader Fidel Castro passed through Santa Clara, Cuba, on Thursday, December 1. RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images
People watch from a rooftop as Castro's remains pass by in Santa Clara on December 1. Castro's ashes are on a four-day journey from Havana to Santiago de Cuba. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
The trailer of a military jeep carries the flag-draped coffin containing Castro's ashes. Joe Raedle/Getty Images
A car adorned with messages to Castro sits parked on a street in La Esperanza, Cuba, on Wednesday, November 30. Ricardo Mazalan/AP
Castro's ashes are driven through Revolution Square in Havana on November 30. Desmond Boylan/AP
People line up to pay their final respects at a Castro memorial in Santa Clara on November 30. The theater marquee reads "Thank you Fidel" in Spanish. Mauricio Cuevas/AP
Schoolchildren react as a helicopter passes overhead in Cardenas, Cuba, on November 30. Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Women comfort one another after watching Castro's remains pass by in Havana on November 30. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Ministry of Interior troops hold a Cuban flag as they wait for the military caravan transporting Castro's remains on November 30. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
A girl in Havana holds a sign that reads "I am Cuba. I am Fidel. I am revolution" on Tuesday, November 29. Fernando Medina/AP
People in Havana participate in a massive rally at Revolution Square on November 29. PEDRO PARDO/AFP/Getty Images
Cuban President Raul Castro, left, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, center, and Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa, far right, take part in the Revolution Square rally on November 29. JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images
Navy cadets join the crowd during the rally on November 29. Fernando Medina/AP
Laurenso, an 80-year-old army veteran, pays his respects in Revolution Square on November 29. RAUL CANiBANOERCILLA FOR CNN
A woman stretches her hand toward a picture of Castro at a memorial in Guanabacoa, on the outskirts of Havana, on November 29. Natacha Pisarenko/AP
An honor guard fires a 21-gun salute to mark the start of services paying tribute to Castro in Havana on Monday, November 28. Ricardo Mazalan/AP
People gather at Revolution Square to pay tribute to Castro on Monday, November 28. Cristiano Barni/Eidon Press/ZUMA Press
A man in Havana pays tribute to Castro on November 28. RAUL CANiBANOERCILLA FOR CNN
Thousands wait in line at Revolution Square on November 28. Ramon Espinosa/AP
Cubans hold photos of Castro as they wait to pay their respects at Revolution Square on November 28. RAUL CANiBANOERCILLA For CNN
People pay their last respects to Castro in Revolution Square. PEDRO PARDO/AFP/Getty Images
Cuban soldiers march near Revolution Square on November 28. PEDRO PARDO/AFP/Getty Images
A woman dries her tears as she waits to pay her respects in Havana on November 28. PEDRO PARDO/AFP/Getty Images
Alejandro Castro Espin, son of Cuban President Raul Castro, offers his condolences to his cousin Antonio Castro Soto del Valle, right, at Revolution Square. STR/AFP/Getty Images
Students sign a book of condolences and a loyalty oath for Fidel Castro at a community center in Havana on November 28. Ricardo Mazalan/AP
Workers hang a giant banner of a young Castro from the Cuban National Library in Havana on Sunday, November 27. Desmond Boylan/AP