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Venezuela's Chavez revels in convincing election win

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez waves the national flag while celebrating from a balcony at Miraflores Palace in Caracas October 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez waves the national flag while celebrating from a balcony at Miraflores Palace in Caracas October 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez waves the national flag while celebrating from a balcony at Miraflores Palace in Caracas October 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez celebrates from people's balcony at Miraflores Palace in Caracas October 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez celebrates from people's balcony at Miraflores Palace in Caracas October 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez celebrates from people's balcony at Miraflores Palace in Caracas October 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez holds the sword used by former Venezuelan military leader Simon Bolivar while celebrating from a balcony at Miraflores Palace in Caracas October 7, 2012. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez holds the sword used by former Venezuelan military leader Simon Bolivar while celebrating from a balcony at Miraflores Palace in Caracas October 7, 2012. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez holds the sword used by former Venezuelan military leader Simon Bolivar while celebrating from a balcony at Miraflores Palace in Caracas October 7, 2012. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo
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Supporters of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez gather outside Miraflores Palace to wait for the results of Presidential elections in Caracas October 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Supporters of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez gather outside Miraflores Palace to wait for the results of Presidential elections in Caracas October 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Supporters of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez gather outside Miraflores Palace to wait for the results of Presidential elections in Caracas October 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Supporters of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez celebrate outside Miraflores Palace in Caracas October 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Supporters of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez celebrate outside Miraflores Palace in Caracas October 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Supporters of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez celebrate outside Miraflores Palace in Caracas October 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Supporters of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez celebrate outside the Miraflores Palace in Caracas October 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Supporters of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez celebrate outside the Miraflores Palace in Caracas October 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Supporters of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez celebrate outside the Miraflores Palace in Caracas October 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Supporters of Venezuela's opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles react to the results of the election that pitted him against President Hugo Chavez, at Capriles' press center in Caracas October 7, 2012. REUTERS/Christian Veron

Supporters of Venezuela's opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles react to the results of the election that pitted him against President Hugo Chavez, at Capriles' press center in Caracas October 7, 2012. REUTERS/Christian Veron

Supporters of Venezuela's opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles react to the results of the election that pitted him against President Hugo Chavez, at Capriles' press center in Caracas October 7, 2012. REUTERS/Christian Veron
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Venezuela's opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles arrives for a news conference after the results of the election awarded President Hugo Chavez with a victory, at the Capriles' press center in Caracas October 7, 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Venezuela's opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles arrives for a news conference after the results of the election awarded President Hugo Chavez with a victory, at the Capriles' press center in Caracas October 7, 2012. REUTERS/Carlos...more

Venezuela's opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles arrives for a news conference after the results of the election awarded President Hugo Chavez with a victory, at the Capriles' press center in Caracas October 7, 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Supporters of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez gather outside Miraflores Palace to wait for the results of Presidential elections in Caracas October 7, 2012. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo

Supporters of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez gather outside Miraflores Palace to wait for the results of Presidential elections in Caracas October 7, 2012. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo

Supporters of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez gather outside Miraflores Palace to wait for the results of Presidential elections in Caracas October 7, 2012. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo
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Supporters of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez gather outside Miraflores Palace to wait for the results of Presidential elections in Caracas October 7, 2012. REUTERS/Edwin Montilva

Supporters of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez gather outside Miraflores Palace to wait for the results of Presidential elections in Caracas October 7, 2012. REUTERS/Edwin Montilva

Supporters of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez gather outside Miraflores Palace to wait for the results of Presidential elections in Caracas October 7, 2012. REUTERS/Edwin Montilva
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Supporters of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez gather outside Miraflores Palace to wait for the results of Presidential elections in Caracas October 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Supporters of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez gather outside Miraflores Palace to wait for the results of Presidential elections in Caracas October 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Supporters of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez gather outside Miraflores Palace to wait for the results of Presidential elections in Caracas October 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Venezuela's President and presidential candidate Hugo Chavez waves as he arrives at a school to cast his vote during the presidential election in Caracas October 7, 2012. Chavez loyalists blew bugles in a wake up call for voters on Sunday as the Venezuelan leader faced the biggest electoral challenge yet to his socialist rule from a young rival, Henrique Capriles, tapping into discontent over crime and cronyism. REUTERS/Edwin Montilva

Venezuela's President and presidential candidate Hugo Chavez waves as he arrives at a school to cast his vote during the presidential election in Caracas October 7, 2012. Chavez loyalists blew bugles in a wake up call for voters on Sunday as the...more

Venezuela's President and presidential candidate Hugo Chavez waves as he arrives at a school to cast his vote during the presidential election in Caracas October 7, 2012. Chavez loyalists blew bugles in a wake up call for voters on Sunday as the Venezuelan leader faced the biggest electoral challenge yet to his socialist rule from a young rival, Henrique Capriles, tapping into discontent over crime and cronyism. REUTERS/Edwin Montilva
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Supporters of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez gather outside Miraflores Palace to wait for the results of Presidential elections in Caracas October 7, 2012. REUTERS/Edwin Montilva

Supporters of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez gather outside Miraflores Palace to wait for the results of Presidential elections in Caracas October 7, 2012. REUTERS/Edwin Montilva

Supporters of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez gather outside Miraflores Palace to wait for the results of Presidential elections in Caracas October 7, 2012. REUTERS/Edwin Montilva
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Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez (C) gestures to supporters after casting his vote for the presidential elections in Caracas October 7, 2012. Venezuelans voted on Sunday with Chavez facing the biggest electoral challenge yet to his socialist rule from a young rival tapping into discontent over crime and cronyism. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez (C) gestures to supporters after casting his vote for the presidential elections in Caracas October 7, 2012. Venezuelans voted on Sunday with Chavez facing the biggest electoral challenge yet to his socialist rule...more

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez (C) gestures to supporters after casting his vote for the presidential elections in Caracas October 7, 2012. Venezuelans voted on Sunday with Chavez facing the biggest electoral challenge yet to his socialist rule from a young rival tapping into discontent over crime and cronyism. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Venezuela's President and presidential candidate Hugo Chavez looks on after casting his vote during the presidential elections in Caracas October 7, 2012. Chavez loyalists blew bugles in a wake up call for voters on Sunday as the Venezuelan leader faced the biggest electoral challenge yet to his socialist rule from a young rival, Henrique Capriles, tapping into discontent over crime and cronyism. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo

Venezuela's President and presidential candidate Hugo Chavez looks on after casting his vote during the presidential elections in Caracas October 7, 2012. Chavez loyalists blew bugles in a wake up call for voters on Sunday as the Venezuelan leader...more

Venezuela's President and presidential candidate Hugo Chavez looks on after casting his vote during the presidential elections in Caracas October 7, 2012. Chavez loyalists blew bugles in a wake up call for voters on Sunday as the Venezuelan leader faced the biggest electoral challenge yet to his socialist rule from a young rival, Henrique Capriles, tapping into discontent over crime and cronyism. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo
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A Venezuelan voter holds her national flag as she and others line up before casting their vote during the presidential elections at the Venezuelan consulate in Bogota October 7, 2012. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez' loyalists blew bugles in a wake up call for voters on Sunday as the Venezuelan leader faced the biggest electoral challenge yet to his socialist rule from a young rival, Henrique Capriles, tapping into discontent over crime and cronyism. REUTERS/Jose Miguel Gomez

A Venezuelan voter holds her national flag as she and others line up before casting their vote during the presidential elections at the Venezuelan consulate in Bogota October 7, 2012. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez' loyalists blew bugles in a wake...more

A Venezuelan voter holds her national flag as she and others line up before casting their vote during the presidential elections at the Venezuelan consulate in Bogota October 7, 2012. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez' loyalists blew bugles in a wake up call for voters on Sunday as the Venezuelan leader faced the biggest electoral challenge yet to his socialist rule from a young rival, Henrique Capriles, tapping into discontent over crime and cronyism. REUTERS/Jose Miguel Gomez
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Volunteers organize the line-up for Venezuelan voters before they vote for the presidential elections in front of the Venezuelan consulate in Bogota October 7, 2012. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez' loyalists blew bugles in a wake up call for voters on Sunday as the Venezuelan leader faced the biggest electoral challenge yet to his socialist rule from a young rival, Capriles, tapping into discontent over crime and cronyism. REUTERS/Jose Miguel Gomez

Volunteers organize the line-up for Venezuelan voters before they vote for the presidential elections in front of the Venezuelan consulate in Bogota October 7, 2012. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez' loyalists blew bugles in a wake up call for voters...more

Volunteers organize the line-up for Venezuelan voters before they vote for the presidential elections in front of the Venezuelan consulate in Bogota October 7, 2012. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez' loyalists blew bugles in a wake up call for voters on Sunday as the Venezuelan leader faced the biggest electoral challenge yet to his socialist rule from a young rival, Capriles, tapping into discontent over crime and cronyism. REUTERS/Jose Miguel Gomez
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Venezuelan voters wave their national flags near an election poster of presidential candidate Henrique Capriles near the Venezuelan consulate in Bogota October 7, 2012. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez' loyalists blew bugles in a wake up call for voters on Sunday as the Venezuelan leader faced the biggest electoral challenge yet to his socialist rule from a young rival, Capriles, tapping into discontent over crime and cronyism. REUTERS/Jose Miguel Gomez

Venezuelan voters wave their national flags near an election poster of presidential candidate Henrique Capriles near the Venezuelan consulate in Bogota October 7, 2012. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez' loyalists blew bugles in a wake up call for...more

Venezuelan voters wave their national flags near an election poster of presidential candidate Henrique Capriles near the Venezuelan consulate in Bogota October 7, 2012. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez' loyalists blew bugles in a wake up call for voters on Sunday as the Venezuelan leader faced the biggest electoral challenge yet to his socialist rule from a young rival, Capriles, tapping into discontent over crime and cronyism. REUTERS/Jose Miguel Gomez
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Venezuelan presidential honor guards line up before casting their vote during the presidential elections in Caracas October 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Venezuelan presidential honor guards line up before casting their vote during the presidential elections in Caracas October 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Venezuelan presidential honor guards line up before casting their vote during the presidential elections in Caracas October 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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REFILE - QUALITY REPEAT Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez gestures as he arrives to cast his vote for the presidential elections in Caracas October 7, 2012. Venezuelans voted on Sunday with Chavez facing the biggest electoral challenge yet to his socialist rule from a young rival tapping into discontent over crime and cronyism. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

REFILE - QUALITY REPEAT Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez gestures as he arrives to cast his vote for the presidential elections in Caracas October 7, 2012. Venezuelans voted on Sunday with Chavez facing the biggest electoral challenge yet to his...more

REFILE - QUALITY REPEAT Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez gestures as he arrives to cast his vote for the presidential elections in Caracas October 7, 2012. Venezuelans voted on Sunday with Chavez facing the biggest electoral challenge yet to his socialist rule from a young rival tapping into discontent over crime and cronyism. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Venezuelans look for their identification number on lists outside a voting station during the presidential election in Caracas October 7, 2012. REUTERS/Gil Montano

Venezuelans look for their identification number on lists outside a voting station during the presidential election in Caracas October 7, 2012. REUTERS/Gil Montano

Venezuelans look for their identification number on lists outside a voting station during the presidential election in Caracas October 7, 2012. REUTERS/Gil Montano
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Venezuelans look for their identification number on lists outside a voting station during the presidential election in Caracas October 7, 2012. REUTERS/Gil Montano

Venezuelans look for their identification number on lists outside a voting station during the presidential election in Caracas October 7, 2012. REUTERS/Gil Montano

Venezuelans look for their identification number on lists outside a voting station during the presidential election in Caracas October 7, 2012. REUTERS/Gil Montano
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Venezuelans line up outside a voting station during the presidential election in Caracas October 7, 2012. REUTERS/Gil Montano

Venezuelans line up outside a voting station during the presidential election in Caracas October 7, 2012. REUTERS/Gil Montano

Venezuelans line up outside a voting station during the presidential election in Caracas October 7, 2012. REUTERS/Gil Montano
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