Hugo Chavez's Coffin Is Carried Through Streets of Caracas

People walk alongside the flag-draped coffin containing the body of Venezuelas late President Hugo Chavez from the hospital where he died, to a military academy where it will remain until his funeral in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 6, 2013.PlayAP Photo/Ariana Cubillos
WATCH Hugo Chavez's Coffin is Paraded on Its Way to Funeral Place

The coffin containing the body of President Hugo Chavez was transfered today from the hospital where he died on Tuesday to the military academy where it will remain until Friday's funeral.

Thousands of people surrounded the coffin, which was draped in the Venezuelan flag. Among them was Chavez's mother Elena Frias, Bolivia's President Evo Morales and Venezuela's Vice-President Nicolas Maduro.

The Venezuelan government declared a week of mourning, school was suspended and various Latin American heads of state are expected to arrive in the coming hours.