HAVANA (AP) - Havana's 23rd Street commercial center is bustling with shoppers toting plastic bags and youngsters checking the internet on their smartphones like a normal weekend afternoon - just hours after former Cuban leader Fidel Castro's death.
One notable difference is a lack of amplified music in Cuba's usually sonorous capital.
The government has declared nine days of national mourning and public spectacles and performances have been suspended.  Concerts and bars shut down Friday night after the news was announced by President Raul Castro, the former leader's younger brother.
Official newspapers were published Saturday with only black ink instead the usual bright red or blue mastheads.
Many people tell The Associated Press that they are still in shock and it's hard to speculate about what may come next for Cuba.
But 30-year-old shopkeeper Javier Garcia says he believes the future depends not on whether Fidel is around, but rather on the outcome of economic reforms begun by Raul. Garcia says the younger Castro may now have "a little more freedom to deepen" the changes.