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    Earlier, tens of thousands of fans spent hours in the heat waiting for the opportunity to pay their respects to late Argentine soccer icon Diego Maradona , who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 60.

    Live from Buenos Aires as Argentinians mourns the death of football player Diego Maradona.

    Two weeks before his death, Maradona was discharged from a hospital where he had undergone brain surgery.

    The clashes and riots engulfed Buenos Aires on Thursday amid the farewell ceremony. At least nine people have been detained over the unrest, while many people sustained injuries.

    Argentine Interior Minister Eduardo de Pedro has blamed the Buenos Aires authorities for clashes between police and Maradona fans, calling on them to end the violence.

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