Cubans have been mourning  the death of leftist leader and revolutionary Fidel Castro, who died on Friday,  after surviving hundreds of murder attempts. Thousands of people gathered in the Cuban city of Havana on Monday to pay their last tributes to the leader who continues to be a hero and saviour to Cubans. 

Cuba will follow a week long mourning period for its "El Comandante", and thousands flocked to Havana's legendary Revolution Square to kick off the week-long mourning.

Here are some of the most touching moments captured so far:

Hundreds of students of Havana University march towards Revolution Square with banners 

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Mourners hold up placards with pictures of Castro in Havana

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People queue up in Revolution Square, Havana, to pay last respects 

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A woman holds up Castro's poster in the queue 

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A man salutes Castro as he pays his tributes in the City Hall of Guanabacoa in Havana

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A man carries flowers to pay homage to Castro in Havana

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A woman cries as she holds up Castro's photograph 

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Students came out in large numbers to commemorate the death of the veteran revolutionary 

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People poured out carrying flowers and wreaths, despite injuries and problems 

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People wait their turn as a large poster of Castro hangs in the background 

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A woman cries as she is about to pay her tributes to the leader

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People file into the Jose Marti Memorial in Revolution Square, Havana to pay homage 

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The tributes will continue throughout the week as more and more people pour in

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