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Nearly 1 Million People Attend Fidel Castro Commemoration Ceremony in Havana

© REUTERS / Carlos Garcia Rawlins Cuban President Raul Castro acknowledges the applause from the crowd as he attends a massive tribute to Cuba's late President Fidel Castro in Revolution Square in Havana, Cuba, November 29, 2016.
Cuban President Raul Castro acknowledges the applause from the crowd as he attends a massive tribute to Cuba's late President Fidel Castro in Revolution Square in Havana, Cuba, November 29, 2016. - Sputnik International
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About one million people attended the commemoration ceremony for Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro in Havana, the ceremony’s organizers told RIA Novosti.

A child plays in front of a mural of late former Cuban leader Fidel Castro at the market in Managua, Nicaragua November 27, 2016. - Sputnik International
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HAVANA (Sputnik) — The ceremony took place at the Revolution Square in Cuba’s capital on Tuesday evening and gathered world leaders from African and Latin American countries, with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras representing the European Union. Russian parliament’s lower house speaker Vyacheslav Volodin headed the delegation from Moscow.

The ceremony comprised 18 speakers who paid their tribute to Cuba's longstanding revolutionary leader, with his brother and incumbent Cuban President Raul Castro closing the commemorative event.

Fidel Castro passed away on November 25 at the age of 90. Cuba received many condolences over Castro's death from leaders around the world.

The farewell ceremony for Castro began in Cuba on Monday  and will last for nine days. The funeral ceremony scheduled for December 4 will take place in the city of Santiago de Cuba.

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