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Interrment ends Cuba's nine days of mourning

3:33am EST - 00:58

Cuba ends its nine days of mourning for Fidel Castro as his ashes are interred at a cemetery in the south-east. Paul Chapman reports.

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PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 The interment of the ashes of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro brought to an end the country's nine days of mourning. The ceremony was private and only broadcast on state media 13 hours after the event. Castro's brother Raul, who succeeded him as president, placed the cedar box containing the ashes in a niche inside a large rock. A plate over the niche sealed its contents inside for posterity. The ashes were interred at a cemetery in the city of Santiago de Cuba, home of the revolution that brought Castro to power. The few guests allowed to attend the ceremony included the presidents of Venezuela, Nicaragua and Bolivia, and two former presidents of Brazil. In keeping with Castro's wishes his image will not be immortalised in statues or public places named after him.

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Interrment ends Cuba's nine days of mourning

3:33am EST - 00:58