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Cuba bids final farewell to Fidel Castro

November 28, 2016, 17:33 UTC+3
Cuba will be mourning the legendary Comandente for nine days
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Men hang a giant banner with a picture of Fidel Castro as a young revolutionary, from the Cuban National Library building in Havana, Cuba
Men hang a giant banner with a picture of Fidel Castro as a young revolutionary, from the Cuban National Library building in Havana, Cuba
Men hang a giant banner with a picture of Fidel Castro as a young revolutionary, from the Cuban National Library building in Havana, Cuba
© AP Photo/Desmond Boylan
Hundreds of young Cubans gather at Havana University to remember Cuban leader Fidel Castro
Hundreds of young Cubans gather at Havana University to remember Cuban leader Fidel Castro
Hundreds of young Cubans gather at Havana University to remember Cuban leader Fidel Castro
© EPA/ALEJANDRO ERNESTO
© EPA/ALEJANDRO ERNESTO
A student stands holding images of Fidel Castro at the university where Castro studied law as a young man, during a vigil in Havana, November 27
A student stands holding images of Fidel Castro at the university where Castro studied law as a young man, during a vigil in Havana, November 27
A student stands holding images of Fidel Castro at the university where Castro studied law as a young man, during a vigil in Havana, November 27
© AP Photo/ Dario Lopez-Mills
An honor guard fires blank shots honoring Fidel Castro in Havana
An honor guard fires blank shots honoring Fidel Castro in Havana
An honor guard fires blank shots honoring Fidel Castro in Havana
© AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan
© AP Photo/Desmond Boylan
A woman in line waiting to enter Revolution Square for the start of week-long services bidding farewell to Fidel Castro in Havana
A woman in line waiting to enter Revolution Square for the start of week-long services bidding farewell to Fidel Castro in Havana
A woman in line waiting to enter Revolution Square for the start of week-long services bidding farewell to Fidel Castro in Havana
© AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko
Cubans at the Revolution Plaza in Havana
Cubans at the Revolution Plaza in Havana
Cubans at the Revolution Plaza in Havana
© AP Photo/Fernando Medina
Woman with a picture of Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez  waiting in line to enter Revolution Square to render homage to Fidel Castro, in Havana
Woman with a picture of Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez  waiting in line to enter Revolution Square to render homage to Fidel Castro, in Havana
Woman with a picture of Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez waiting in line to enter Revolution Square to render homage to Fidel Castro, in Havana
© AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan
Portraits of Fidel Castro and Che Guevara outside his residence in Havana, Cuba
Portraits of Fidel Castro and Che Guevara outside his residence in Havana, Cuba
Portraits of Fidel Castro and Che Guevara outside his residence in Havana, Cuba
© EPA/ALEJANDRO ERNESTO
© EPA/Ernesto Mastrascusa
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Men hang a giant banner with a picture of Fidel Castro as a young revolutionary, from the Cuban National Library building in Havana, Cuba
© AP Photo/Desmond Boylan
Hundreds of young Cubans gather at Havana University to remember Cuban leader Fidel Castro
© EPA/ALEJANDRO ERNESTO
© EPA/ALEJANDRO ERNESTO
A student stands holding images of Fidel Castro at the university where Castro studied law as a young man, during a vigil in Havana, November 27
© AP Photo/ Dario Lopez-Mills
An honor guard fires blank shots honoring Fidel Castro in Havana
© AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan
© AP Photo/Desmond Boylan
A woman in line waiting to enter Revolution Square for the start of week-long services bidding farewell to Fidel Castro in Havana
© AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko
Cubans at the Revolution Plaza in Havana
© AP Photo/Fernando Medina
Woman with a picture of Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez waiting in line to enter Revolution Square to render homage to Fidel Castro, in Havana
© AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan
Portraits of Fidel Castro and Che Guevara outside his residence in Havana, Cuba
© EPA/ALEJANDRO ERNESTO
© EPA/Ernesto Mastrascusa

HAVANA, November 28. /TASS/. Cuba has begun saying goodbye to Fidel Castro, as the country launches a nine-day mourning period to pay its last respects to the legendary leader.

The Jose Marti Memorial in Plaza de la Revolucion (Revolution Square) in the country’s capital of Havana is hosting the main ceremony.

Fidel Castro, the founder of the first socialist state in the Western hemisphere, died on November 25, aged 90.

On November 26, Cuba began 9 days of mourning for Fidel Castro. His funeral will be held on December 4 in the city of Santiago de Cuba.

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