Ashes of Fidel Castro begin journey across Cuba

AFP , Wednesday 30 Nov 2016

Fidel Castro
Placed in a small coffin covered by a Cuban flag, the ashes of Cuban leader Fidel Castro are driven along the streets of Havana, Cuba (AP)

The ashes of Cuban leader Fidel Castro began a four-day journey across Cuba on Wednesday, traveling from Havana to their final resting place in Santiago de Cuba.

The urn containing the remains of Castro, who died Friday at age 90, was covered by a Cuban flag and protected by a crystal covering as it was transported.

The "caravan of freedom" left Havana at 7:16 am (1216 GMT), departing from the armed forces ministry in the Plaza de la Revolucion.

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