Fidel Castro is bid farewell in the Roads of Cuba with people standing on the side walks….

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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, Wednesday Nov. 30, 2016. Castro's ashes have begun a four-day journey across Cuba from Havana to their final resting place in the eastern city of Santiago.(AP Photo/Enric Marti)

Fidel Castro’s ashes began a four-day journey across Cuba on Wednesday from Havana to their final resting place in the eastern city of Santiago.
A small, Cuban-flag covered cedar coffin containing the remains of the 90-year-old leader was taken out of Cuba’s Defense Ministry just after 7 a.m. and placed into a flower-bedecked trailer pulled by a green military jeep for the more than 500-mile (800-kilometer) procession.
The ashes will be interred Sunday, ending the nine-day mourning period for the man who ruled the country for nearly 50 years.
The route traces in reverse the victory tour Castro and his bearded rebels took after overthrowing the forces of strongman Fulgencio Batista in 1959.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, Wednesday

Castro's ashes have begun a four-day journey across Cuba from Havana to their final resting place in the eastern city of Santiago

Thousands of Cubans lined the streets of Havana, some sleeping on sidewalks overnight 

The route traces in reverse the victory tour Castro and his bearded rebels took after overthrowing the forces of strongman Fulgencio Batista in 1959 

The crowds at the rally and along Wednesday's procession route were a mix of people attending on their own and groups of Cubans organized by government workplaces 

Some groups of government workers slept on the streets because all public transport had been commandeered to move people to Castro-related activities

People line the famous Malecon seaside boulevard as the motorcade carrying the ashes  passes

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