Live: Body of Maradona mourned at Argentina’s government palace

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The body of football legend Diego #Maradona arrives at Casa Rosada, the presidential palace in Argentine capital Buenos Aires, where people are lining up to pay their final respects. Maradona died of heart attack at the age of 60 at his home in Argentina on Wednesday. Argentine President Alberto Fernandez announced three days of national mourning for the passing of the superstar.

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Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic, is a country located mostly in the southern half of South America. Sharing the bulk of the Southern Cone with Chile to the west, the country is also bordered by Bolivia and Paraguay to the north, Brazil to the northeast, Uruguay and the South Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Drake Passage to the south.

With a mainland area of 2,780,400 km2 (1,073,500 sq mi), Argentina is the eighth-largest country in the world, the fourth largest in the Americas, the second largest in South America after Brazil, and the largest Spanish-speaking nation by area.

Argentina claims sovereignty over part of Antarctica, the Falkland Islands, and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

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