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Venezuela's Hugo Chavez dies from cancer

Venezuelan President Chavez wears army uniform on the third anniversary of his return to power after coup. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Venezuelan President Chavez wears army uniform on the third anniversary of his return to power after coup. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Venezuelan President Chavez wears army uniform on the third anniversary of his return to power after coup. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro salutes after announcing the death of President Hugo Chavez in Caracas, in this March 5, 2013 still image taken from video courtesy of VTV. REUTERS/VTV/REUTERS TV/Handout

Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro salutes after announcing the death of President Hugo Chavez in Caracas, in this March 5, 2013 still image taken from video courtesy of VTV. REUTERS/VTV/REUTERS TV/Handout

Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro salutes after announcing the death of President Hugo Chavez in Caracas, in this March 5, 2013 still image taken from video courtesy of VTV. REUTERS/VTV/REUTERS TV/Handout
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U.S. President Barack Obama (L) greets his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez before the opening ceremony of the 5th Summit of the Americas in Port of Spain in this April 17, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Miraflores Palace/Handout/Files

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) greets his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez before the opening ceremony of the 5th Summit of the Americas in Port of Spain in this April 17, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Miraflores Palace/Handout/Files

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) greets his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez before the opening ceremony of the 5th Summit of the Americas in Port of Spain in this April 17, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Miraflores Palace/Handout/Files
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Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez hugs his daughters Rosa (L) and Maria while appearing to supporters on a balcony of Miraflores Palace soon after his return to the country from Cuba, where he underwent surgery and treatment for cancer, in Caracas in this July 4, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Files

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez hugs his daughters Rosa (L) and Maria while appearing to supporters on a balcony of Miraflores Palace soon after his return to the country from Cuba, where he underwent surgery and treatment for cancer, in Caracas in...more

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez hugs his daughters Rosa (L) and Maria while appearing to supporters on a balcony of Miraflores Palace soon after his return to the country from Cuba, where he underwent surgery and treatment for cancer, in Caracas in this July 4, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Files
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Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez greets supporters while appearing with his daughters Rosa (L) and Maria on a balcony of Miraflores Palace soon after his return to the country from Cuba, where he underwent surgery and treatment for cancer, in Caracas in this July 4, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Files

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez greets supporters while appearing with his daughters Rosa (L) and Maria on a balcony of Miraflores Palace soon after his return to the country from Cuba, where he underwent surgery and treatment for cancer, in...more

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez greets supporters while appearing with his daughters Rosa (L) and Maria on a balcony of Miraflores Palace soon after his return to the country from Cuba, where he underwent surgery and treatment for cancer, in Caracas in this July 4, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Files
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Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react to the announcement of his death in Caracas March 5, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react to the announcement of his death in Caracas March 5, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react to the announcement of his death in Caracas March 5, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react to the announcement of his death in Caracas March 5, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react to the announcement of his death in Caracas March 5, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react to the announcement of his death in Caracas March 5, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react to the announcement of his death in Caracas March 5, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react to the announcement of his death in Caracas March 5, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez react to the announcement of his death in Caracas March 5, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez holds a new Russian Kalashnikov assault rifle AK-103 next to Defense Minister Orlando Maniglia (R) during an special ceremony at the current Expo Ejercito (Expo Army) 2006 exhibition in Caracas in this June 14, 2006 file photo. Chavez has died after a two-year battle with cancer, ending the socialist leader's 14-year rule of the South American country, Vice President Nicolas Maduro said in a televised speech on March 5, 2013. REUTERS/Handout/Miraflores Palace/Files

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez holds a new Russian Kalashnikov assault rifle AK-103 next to Defense Minister Orlando Maniglia (R) during an special ceremony at the current Expo Ejercito (Expo Army) 2006 exhibition in Caracas in this June 14, 2006...more

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez holds a new Russian Kalashnikov assault rifle AK-103 next to Defense Minister Orlando Maniglia (R) during an special ceremony at the current Expo Ejercito (Expo Army) 2006 exhibition in Caracas in this June 14, 2006 file photo. Chavez has died after a two-year battle with cancer, ending the socialist leader's 14-year rule of the South American country, Vice President Nicolas Maduro said in a televised speech on March 5, 2013. REUTERS/Handout/Miraflores Palace/Files
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Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez waves to Rosneft Chief Executive Igor Sechin (not pictured) of Russia after a visit at Miraflores Palace in Caracas September 27, 2012. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez waves to Rosneft Chief Executive Igor Sechin (not pictured) of Russia after a visit at Miraflores Palace in Caracas September 27, 2012. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez waves to Rosneft Chief Executive Igor Sechin (not pictured) of Russia after a visit at Miraflores Palace in Caracas September 27, 2012. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez drives away in a Volkswagen Beetle after voting in the presidential election, at a school in Caracas in this December 3, 2006 file photo. 2013REUTERS/Miraflores Palace/Handout/Files

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez drives away in a Volkswagen Beetle after voting in the presidential election, at a school in Caracas in this December 3, 2006 file photo. 2013REUTERS/Miraflores Palace/Handout/Files

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez drives away in a Volkswagen Beetle after voting in the presidential election, at a school in Caracas in this December 3, 2006 file photo. 2013REUTERS/Miraflores Palace/Handout/Files
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Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez speaks during a rally in Maracay, some 100 km (62 miles) west of Caracas July 1, 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez speaks during a rally in Maracay, some 100 km (62 miles) west of Caracas July 1, 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez speaks during a rally in Maracay, some 100 km (62 miles) west of Caracas July 1, 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez arrives back from Cuba at Simon Bolivar national airport in Maiquetia outside Caracas in this August 14, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Miraflores Palace/Handout/Files

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez arrives back from Cuba at Simon Bolivar national airport in Maiquetia outside Caracas in this August 14, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Miraflores Palace/Handout/Files

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez arrives back from Cuba at Simon Bolivar national airport in Maiquetia outside Caracas in this August 14, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Miraflores Palace/Handout/Files
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Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez jokes about his hair cut due to his cancer treatment while talking to the media after a meeting Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at Miraflores Palace in Caracas in this August 24, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Jorge Silva/Files

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez jokes about his hair cut due to his cancer treatment while talking to the media after a meeting Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at Miraflores Palace in Caracas in this August 24, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Jorge...more

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez jokes about his hair cut due to his cancer treatment while talking to the media after a meeting Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at Miraflores Palace in Caracas in this August 24, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Jorge Silva/Files
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Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez (C) is greeted by Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi (R) upon his arrival in Tripoli in this October 22, 2010 file photo. REUTERS/Miraflores Palace/Handout/Files

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez (C) is greeted by Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi (R) upon his arrival in Tripoli in this October 22, 2010 file photo. REUTERS/Miraflores Palace/Handout/Files

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez (C) is greeted by Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi (R) upon his arrival in Tripoli in this October 22, 2010 file photo. REUTERS/Miraflores Palace/Handout/Files
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Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez smiles in between his daughters, Rosa (R) and Maria while recovering from cancer surgery in Havana in this file photograph released by the Ministry of Information on February 15, 2013. REUTERS/Ministry of Information/Handout/Files

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez smiles in between his daughters, Rosa (R) and Maria while recovering from cancer surgery in Havana in this file photograph released by the Ministry of Information on February 15, 2013. REUTERS/Ministry of...more

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez smiles in between his daughters, Rosa (R) and Maria while recovering from cancer surgery in Havana in this file photograph released by the Ministry of Information on February 15, 2013. REUTERS/Ministry of Information/Handout/Files
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Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez reacts during an meeting with members of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) ahead of Sunday's elections in Caracas in this November 18, 2008 file photo. REUTERS/Jorge Silva/Files

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez reacts during an meeting with members of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) ahead of Sunday's elections in Caracas in this November 18, 2008 file photo. REUTERS/Jorge Silva/Files

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez reacts during an meeting with members of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) ahead of Sunday's elections in Caracas in this November 18, 2008 file photo. REUTERS/Jorge Silva/Files
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Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez (R) drives Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's limousine as they arrive at an event in Margarita Island in this September 28, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Miraflores Palace/Handout/Files

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez (R) drives Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's limousine as they arrive at an event in Margarita Island in this September 28, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Miraflores Palace/Handout/Files

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez (R) drives Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's limousine as they arrive at an event in Margarita Island in this September 28, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Miraflores Palace/Handout/Files
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Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez shows the pistols of independence hero Simon Bolivar during a ceremony to mark the his birthday in Caracas in this July 24, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Files

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez shows the pistols of independence hero Simon Bolivar during a ceremony to mark the his birthday in Caracas in this July 24, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Files

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez shows the pistols of independence hero Simon Bolivar during a ceremony to mark the his birthday in Caracas in this July 24, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Files
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