Funeral for Chavez a bid to continue his legacy

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In this photo released by Miraflores Press Office, mourners walk beside the coffin containing the body of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez on display during his wake at a military academy where his body will lie in state until his funeral in in state in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, March 7, 2013. While Venezuela remains deeply divided over the country's future, the multitudes who reached the president's coffin were united in grief and admiration for a man many considered a father figure. Chavez died on March 5 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer.(AP Photo/Miraflores Press Office)CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The stage is set for President Hugo Chavez's last appearance on the world stage, with leaders from five continents in Venezuela's anxious capital for a funeral Friday to remember a man who captivated the attention of millions and polarized his nation during 14 tumultuous years in power.