Venezuelans began seven days of painful and public mourning on Tuesday night after the announcement that their president, Hugo Chávez, had died aged 58 after a long battle against cancer. Full coverage here.

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1. 2012: Chávez speaks at a press conference after his re-election in front of a portrait of Simón Bolívar. He pledged to become a better president and to work with the opposition Photograph: Juan Barreto/AFP/Getty Images

2. 15 February 2013: Chávez poses for a photo with his daughters, Maria Gabriela, left, and Rosa Virginia in Havana, Cuba Photograph: AP

3. 2004: Chávez greets his supporters at a Caracas rally against US intervention in Venezuelan politics Photograph: Egilda Gomez/AP