The streets of Little Havana, a Cuban-populated neighbourhood in Miami came alive in the late hours of 25 November as news spread of the death of Fidel Castro. Crowds of Cubans in exile in America came out of their homes to celebrate the demise of the 90-year-old former president.

Hundreds of people in Versailles could be heard shouting: "Cuba libre!" and "Libertad!" as they used frying pans and spoons to synchronise their chants. Others carried Cuban and US flags and cars stopped to honk.

Leaders and politicians from around the world have started reacting to the news of Castro's death. Former Pakistani cricketer turned politician Imran Khan tweeted: "Today the world lost an iconic revolutionary leader Fidel Castro who liberated his nation from all vestiges of imperialism.

"Castro reasserted the Cuban nation's dignity & self-worth that withstood US aggression & became a global ldr for anti colonial struggles. We in Pakistan will always remember with gratitude Cuba's support on the ground in the aftermath of the 2005 earthquake."

Across the border, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi also took to Twitter to express his condolences, calling Castro "a great friend to India".

"I extend my deepest condolences to the Government & people of Cuba on the sad demise of Fidel Castro. May his soul rest in peace," he wrote. "Fidel Castro was one of the most iconic personalities of the 20th century. India mourns the loss of a great friend. We stand in support with the Cuban Government and people in this tragic hour."