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Venezuela postpones inauguration for cancer-stricken Chavez

A child walks past a mural depicting Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez in Caracas January 8, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A child walks past a mural depicting Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez in Caracas January 8, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A child walks past a mural depicting Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez in Caracas January 8, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Venezuelan opposition governor of Miranda Henrique Capriles (L) speaks as governor of Lara Henri Falcon listens at a news conference in Caracas January 8, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Venezuelan opposition governor of Miranda Henrique Capriles (L) speaks as governor of Lara Henri Falcon listens at a news conference in Caracas January 8, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Venezuelan opposition governor of Miranda Henrique Capriles (L) speaks as governor of Lara Henri Falcon listens at a news conference in Caracas January 8, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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People stand in front of a mural depicting Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez in Caracas January 8, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

People stand in front of a mural depicting Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez in Caracas January 8, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

People stand in front of a mural depicting Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez in Caracas January 8, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Venezuelan opposition leader and governor of the state of Miranda Henrique Capriles and governor of Lara Henri Falcon arrive for a news conference in Caracas January 8, 2013. Venezuela's opposition has accused the government of violating the constitution by proposing to delay cancer-stricken President Hugo Chavez's inauguration Thursday for a new term amid growing uncertainty over the polarized OPEC nation's political future. Capriles, who lost to Chavez in the October election, said the obsession over Chavez's health had left government frozen and unable to take action. REUTERS/Jorge Silva (VENEZUELA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)

Venezuelan opposition leader and governor of the state of Miranda Henrique Capriles and governor of Lara Henri Falcon arrive for a news conference in Caracas January 8, 2013. Venezuela's opposition has accused the government of violating the...more

Venezuelan opposition leader and governor of the state of Miranda Henrique Capriles and governor of Lara Henri Falcon arrive for a news conference in Caracas January 8, 2013. Venezuela's opposition has accused the government of violating the constitution by proposing to delay cancer-stricken President Hugo Chavez's inauguration Thursday for a new term amid growing uncertainty over the polarized OPEC nation's political future. Capriles, who lost to Chavez in the October election, said the obsession over Chavez's health had left government frozen and unable to take action. REUTERS/Jorge Silva (VENEZUELA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
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Venezuelan opposition governor of Miranda Henrique Capriles holds the country's constitution during a news conference in Caracas January 8, 2013. Venezuela's opposition has accused the government of violating the constitution by proposing to delay cancer-stricken President Hugo Chavez's inauguration Thursday for a new term amid growing uncertainty over the polarized OPEC nation's political future. Capriles, who lost to Chavez in the October election, said the obsession over Chavez's health had left government frozen and unable to take action. REUTERS/Jorge Silva (VENEZUELA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)

Venezuelan opposition governor of Miranda Henrique Capriles holds the country's constitution during a news conference in Caracas January 8, 2013. Venezuela's opposition has accused the government of violating the constitution by proposing to delay...more

Venezuelan opposition governor of Miranda Henrique Capriles holds the country's constitution during a news conference in Caracas January 8, 2013. Venezuela's opposition has accused the government of violating the constitution by proposing to delay cancer-stricken President Hugo Chavez's inauguration Thursday for a new term amid growing uncertainty over the polarized OPEC nation's political future. Capriles, who lost to Chavez in the October election, said the obsession over Chavez's health had left government frozen and unable to take action. REUTERS/Jorge Silva (VENEZUELA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
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