PHOTOS: Mandatory Mourning in Cuba as Fidel Castro Urn Caravan Takes the Streets

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People participate in a massive rally at Revolution Square in Havana in honor of late leader Fidel Castro.
Castro -- who ruled from 1959 until an illness forced him to hand power to his brother Raul in 2006 -- died Friday at age 90. The cause of death has not been announced. / AFP / RODRIGO ARANGUA        (Photo credit should read RODRIGO ARANGUA/AFP/Getty Images)
The nine-day mandatory mourning period continued in Cuba on Tuesday, the designated day for foreign leaders to speak of the legacy of dictator Fidel Castro. Castro’s brother, dictator Raúl, announced the 90-year-old’s death on Friday. Cuba has imposed a mourning period on its people, though Fidel Castro’s death was widely celebrated by Cubans throughout the world. The government has banned the sales of alcohol to prevent celebrations, as well as prohibited any loud “public activities,” playing of music, or excessive laughter. News anchors have been ordered not to utter the words “good morning,” “good afternoon,” or “good evening” after a communist singer-songwriter took offense at describing any day without Fidel Castro in it as “good.” Fidel Castro’s ashes will end their tour of the nation in eastern Santiago, where he was born. Before that voyage across the island, however, the government paraded his ashes through the streets of Havana, displayed to throngs of Cubans forced to attend the ceremonial march. The Cuban state propaganda outlet Granma had announced this as an “event of the masses,” and warned over the weekend that all places of employment must permit their workers to leave to attend the events. Instances of intimidation at the workplace
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