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URGENT ¥¥¥ Chavez state funeral starts

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The state funeral of Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez started Friday with several Latin American presidents and US foes on hand for the ceremony.

Venezuelan conductor and Los Angeles Philharmonic maestro Gustavo Dudamel led an orchestra's rendition of the national anthem as Chavez lay in state in a flag-covered coffin.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/urgent-chavez-state-funeral-starts