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Fidel Castro's ashes were interred in a private ceremony Sunday morning, ending nine days of mourning for the man who ruled Cuba for nearly half a century.Photographs taken by Cuban state media showed that the interment was presided over by Castro's younger brother and successor, President Raul Castro, who wore his green military uniform as he placed the older man's ashes into what appeared to be a niche in his tomb, a simple, gray, round stone about 4-1/2 meters high.The decision to keep the final farewell private came the morning after Raul Castro announced that Cuba would prohibit the naming of streets and monuments after his brother, and bar the construction of statues of the former leader and revolutionary icon, in keeping with his desire to avoid a cult of personality.Mourning for Castro has been fervent and intense across the country, particularly in rural eastern Cuba, where huge crowds have been shouting Castro's name and lining the roads to salute the funeral procession carrying his ashes.
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