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ONTD_Political's PotD: November 14, 2010.


Nestor Kirchner, president of Argentina from 2003 to 2007, and husband to current president Cristina Fernandez, died of a heart attack on Wednesday, October 27th, at the age of 60. Kirchner was widely expected to run for a second term in a presidential election next October. Thousands of Argentinians filed past a flag-draped coffin to pay their respects to the former President, then lined the capital's rain-slicked streets for a glimpse of his hearse as it passed by. Kirchner's remains [were] flown to the southern region of Patagonia, where he was born, for burial. Collected here are recent images from Argentina as it bids farewell.



People place flowers and pray outside the government palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)



Two men comfort each other outside the government palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010. Argentina's former President Nestor Kirchner, who served as president from 2003-2007, died Wednesday after suffering heart attacks at age 60. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)






People wait in line to pay their respects to former Argentine President Nestor Kirchner, outside presidential palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010. (Diego Giudice/Bloomberg)



People touch the hearse carrying the coffin with the remains of late Argentina's President Nestor Kirchner during a funeral procession to the airport through the streets of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, Oct. 29, 2010. (AP Photo/Eduardo Di Baia)









A man walks past a message on the road that reads in Spanish "Nestor will always be in the heart of the people" as he arrives to pay his last respects to former President Nestor Kirchner at the government palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday Oct. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Roberto Candia)






Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (center) sits next to the coffin of her husband, former Argentine President (2003-2007) Nestor Kirchner, during his wake at the Casa Rosada presidential palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina on October 28, 2010. Thousands of Argentinians, joined by Latin American leaders, paid homage Thursday to ex-president Nestor Kirchner, the powerful husband the current president Cristina Fernandez, who died suddenly of a heart attack on October 27. (AFP/Getty Images)









Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Brazil's president, comforts Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, Argentina's president, during the funeral of her husband in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010. (Bloomberg/Argentine Presidency)



Un hombre observa el movimiento cerca de la Plaza de Mayo en un edificio en la calle Bartolomé Mitre. (Martín Turnes/lanacion.com)



A man shows his necklace pendant of Argentina's late leaders Evita Duarte and Juan Domingo Peron, as he waits to to pay his last respects to former President Nestor Kirchner at the government palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday Oct. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)



A sympathizer of former Argentine President Nestor Kirchner cries as others gather around the hearse carrying his remains from the Casa Rosada Presidential Palace to the local airport for a flight to his home province of Santa Cruz, in Buenos Aires October 29, 2010. (REUTERS/Andres Stapff)



Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner greets sympathizers while accompanying the hearse of her husband, former President Nestor Kirchner, from the Casa Rosada Presidential Palace to the local airport for a flight to their home province of Santa Cruz, in Buenos Aires October 29, 2010. (REUTERS/Martin Acosta)



Vista de la Plaza de Mayo frente a Casa de Gobierno, miles de personas se asercaron en homenaje a la muerte del ex Presidente Nestor Kirchner, quien murio hoy en Calafate, 27-10-2010. (Alfredo Sánchez/LA NACION)










Desde los edificios también se siguió el último adiós a Kirchner. (Rodrigo Néspolo/LA NACION)















Una de las rosas de las personas que despidieron a Kirchner sobre el asfalto. (Silvana Colombo/LA NACION)




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