Diego Maradona: The tears and grief of Buenos Aires - in pictures

The Argentine city still mourning the death of their football legend

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The death of Diego Maradona has sparked an outpouring of grief in Buenos Aires around the stadium of Boca Juniors where he played in his youth and returned in his later years.

Maradona was buried on Thursday amid high emotion after his death aged 60 from a heart attack this week, laying to rest one of the world's greatest football stars. Argentina went into three days of official national mourning.

"Diego died and everything changed," said Maria Eugenia Toledo, 30, who works near the stadium.

"I have seen many people cry who I had never seen cry before," she said, after taking her five-year-old son to a makeshift memorial set up at the blue-yellow football arena.

Daniel Hernan Lopez, a 41-year-old electrician who took pictures in front of the stadium where fans left candles, flags, flowers and posters, said it was hard to know "how to live on without the greatest person in the world."

"The important thing is what Diego did, bringing us the cup," he added. "We must be grateful for that alone."

Maradona, who led Argentina to victory in the 1986 World Cup, had battled health problems, including obesity and drug addiction throughout his life. Weeks ago he underwent brain surgery.

"He had already been suffering a lot, with many personal and health problems," said Wilbert Quispe, a 37-year-old tour guide.

"I hope he is where he needs to be, he is happy and calm. I hope he found the peace that he was looking for."