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Hundreds of Thousands Honor Fidel at his Resting Place

IN PICTURES: One year after the late leader's ashes were put to rest, TeleSUR looks at photos from the massive ceremony and march honoring his life.

Cuban President Raul Castro and over 300 thousand Cubans honored the resting place of late revolutionary leader Fidel Castro's ashes in Santiago, Cuba, one year after the ashes were interned there.

Carrying  flowers and photos of Fidel from various points in the iconic leader's life, the President, revolutionary veterans, and hundreds of thousands of Cuban mourners marched to the stone marking the revolutionary's final place of rest.

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Many veterans of the revolution and of Cuba
Many veterans of the revolution and of Cuba's armed forces paid homage at Fidel's grave. Photo:Reuters
A woman carries the Cuban flag in procession.
A woman carries the Cuban flag in procession. Photo:Cubadebate
Over 300 thousand Cubans marched in a procession carrying flowers and portraits of Fidel from various points of his life.
Over 300 thousand Cubans marched in a procession carrying flowers and portraits of Fidel from various points of his life. Photo:Reuters
A photo of a young Fidel Castro is carried.
A photo of a young Fidel Castro is carried. Photo:Reuters
The late leader, like Jose Martí before him, worked and devoted his life to Cuba
The late leader, like Jose Martí before him, worked and devoted his life to Cuba's liberation and sovereignty. Photo:Cubadebate
The late leader
The late leader's grandson, Fidel Antonio Castro Smirnov (pictured), also joined the mourners. Photo:Reuters
People walk past a large portrait of Fidel in Santiago, Cuba.
People walk past a large portrait of Fidel in Santiago, Cuba. Photo:Reuters
Raul Castro, who continues to walk in his brother
Raul Castro, who continues to walk in his brother's footsteps as the President of Cuba, carries a rose in procession. Photo:Cubadebate
Cuban President Raul Castro salutes before the resting place of his brother and co-revolutionary.
Cuban President Raul Castro salutes before the resting place of his brother and co-revolutionary. Photo:Cubadebate
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