Edition:
United States
Pictures | Thu Jan 10, 2013 | 4:52pm EST

Venezuela's sick Chavez misses own inauguration bash

Supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez attend a rally outside Miraflores Palace in Caracas January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez attend a rally outside Miraflores Palace in Caracas January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez attend a rally outside Miraflores Palace in Caracas January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
Close
1 / 11
Venezuelan vice president Nicolas Maduro (C) attends a rally in support of President Hugo Chavez in Caracas January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins (VENEZUELA - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH)

Venezuelan vice president Nicolas Maduro (C) attends a rally in support of President Hugo Chavez in Caracas January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins (VENEZUELA - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH)

Venezuelan vice president Nicolas Maduro (C) attends a rally in support of President Hugo Chavez in Caracas January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins (VENEZUELA - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH)
Close
2 / 11
Venezuelan vice president Nicolas Maduro (R) and Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega attend a rally in support of President Hugo Chavez in Caracas January 10, 2013. Chavez remained on his sickbed in Cuba on Thursday while supporters rally in his honour on the day he should have been sworn in for a new six-year term in the South American OPEC nation. The postponement of the inauguration, a first in Venezuelan history, has laid bare the gravity of Chavez's condition after complications from a fourth cancer operation in his pelvic area. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins (VENEZUELAPOLITICS HEALTH - Tags: HEALTH POLITICS)

Venezuelan vice president Nicolas Maduro (R) and Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega attend a rally in support of President Hugo Chavez in Caracas January 10, 2013. Chavez remained on his sickbed in Cuba on Thursday while supporters rally in his...more

Venezuelan vice president Nicolas Maduro (R) and Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega attend a rally in support of President Hugo Chavez in Caracas January 10, 2013. Chavez remained on his sickbed in Cuba on Thursday while supporters rally in his honour on the day he should have been sworn in for a new six-year term in the South American OPEC nation. The postponement of the inauguration, a first in Venezuelan history, has laid bare the gravity of Chavez's condition after complications from a fourth cancer operation in his pelvic area. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins (VENEZUELAPOLITICS HEALTH - Tags: HEALTH POLITICS)
Close
3 / 11
Bolivian President Evo Morales (L) and his Uruguayan counterpart Jose Mujica attend a rally in support of President Hugo Chavez outside Miraflores Palace in Caracas January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Bolivian President Evo Morales (L) and his Uruguayan counterpart Jose Mujica attend a rally in support of President Hugo Chavez outside Miraflores Palace in Caracas January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Bolivian President Evo Morales (L) and his Uruguayan counterpart Jose Mujica attend a rally in support of President Hugo Chavez outside Miraflores Palace in Caracas January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
Close
4 / 11
Bolivian President Evo Morales (L) and his Uruguayan counterpart Jose Mujica attend a rally in support of President Hugo Chavez outside Miraflores Palace in Caracas January 10, 2013. Chavez remained on his sickbed in Cuba on Thursday while supporters rally in his honour on the day he should have been sworn in for a new six-year term in the South American OPEC nation. The postponement of the inauguration, a first in Venezuelan history, has laid bare the gravity of Chavez's condition after complications from a fourth cancer operation in his pelvic area. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins (VENEZUELA - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH)

Bolivian President Evo Morales (L) and his Uruguayan counterpart Jose Mujica attend a rally in support of President Hugo Chavez outside Miraflores Palace in Caracas January 10, 2013. Chavez remained on his sickbed in Cuba on Thursday while supporters...more

Bolivian President Evo Morales (L) and his Uruguayan counterpart Jose Mujica attend a rally in support of President Hugo Chavez outside Miraflores Palace in Caracas January 10, 2013. Chavez remained on his sickbed in Cuba on Thursday while supporters rally in his honour on the day he should have been sworn in for a new six-year term in the South American OPEC nation. The postponement of the inauguration, a first in Venezuelan history, has laid bare the gravity of Chavez's condition after complications from a fourth cancer operation in his pelvic area. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins (VENEZUELA - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH)
Close
5 / 11
A supporter of President Hugo Chavez holds up a portrait of him during a rally outside Miraflores Palace in Caracas January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A supporter of President Hugo Chavez holds up a portrait of him during a rally outside Miraflores Palace in Caracas January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A supporter of President Hugo Chavez holds up a portrait of him during a rally outside Miraflores Palace in Caracas January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
Close
6 / 11
Supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez attend a rally outside Miraflores Palace in Caracas January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez attend a rally outside Miraflores Palace in Caracas January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez attend a rally outside Miraflores Palace in Caracas January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
Close
7 / 11
A supporter of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez waves a flag with a picture of Chavez during a gathering outside Miraflores Palace in Caracas January 10, 2013. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez remained on his sickbed in Cuba on Thursday while supporters rally in his honour on the day he should have been sworn in for a new six-year term in the South American OPEC nation. The postponement of the inauguration, a first in Venezuelan history, has laid bare the gravity of Chavez's condition after complications from a fourth cancer operation in his pelvic area. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A supporter of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez waves a flag with a picture of Chavez during a gathering outside Miraflores Palace in Caracas January 10, 2013. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez remained on his sickbed in Cuba on Thursday while...more

A supporter of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez waves a flag with a picture of Chavez during a gathering outside Miraflores Palace in Caracas January 10, 2013. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez remained on his sickbed in Cuba on Thursday while supporters rally in his honour on the day he should have been sworn in for a new six-year term in the South American OPEC nation. The postponement of the inauguration, a first in Venezuelan history, has laid bare the gravity of Chavez's condition after complications from a fourth cancer operation in his pelvic area. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
Close
8 / 11
A child supporting Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez attends a supporters gathering outside Miraflores Palace in Caracas January 10, 2013. Chavez stayed on his sickbed in Cuba on Thursday while supporters rallied in his honor on the day he should have been sworn in for a new six-year term in the South American OPEC nation. The postponement of the inauguration, a first in Venezuelan history, has laid bare the gravity of Chavez's condition after complications from a fourth cancer operation in his pelvic area. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A child supporting Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez attends a supporters gathering outside Miraflores Palace in Caracas January 10, 2013. Chavez stayed on his sickbed in Cuba on Thursday while supporters rallied in his honor on the day he should have...more

A child supporting Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez attends a supporters gathering outside Miraflores Palace in Caracas January 10, 2013. Chavez stayed on his sickbed in Cuba on Thursday while supporters rallied in his honor on the day he should have been sworn in for a new six-year term in the South American OPEC nation. The postponement of the inauguration, a first in Venezuelan history, has laid bare the gravity of Chavez's condition after complications from a fourth cancer operation in his pelvic area. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
Close
9 / 11
A supporter of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez attends a gathering outside Miraflores Palace in Caracas January 10, 2013. Chavez remained on his sickbed in Cuba on Thursday while supporters rally in his honour on the day he should have been sworn in for a new six-year term in the South American OPEC nation. The postponement of the inauguration, a first in Venezuelan history, has laid bare the gravity of Chavez's condition after complications from a fourth cancer operation in his pelvic area. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A supporter of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez attends a gathering outside Miraflores Palace in Caracas January 10, 2013. Chavez remained on his sickbed in Cuba on Thursday while supporters rally in his honour on the day he should have been sworn in...more

A supporter of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez attends a gathering outside Miraflores Palace in Caracas January 10, 2013. Chavez remained on his sickbed in Cuba on Thursday while supporters rally in his honour on the day he should have been sworn in for a new six-year term in the South American OPEC nation. The postponement of the inauguration, a first in Venezuelan history, has laid bare the gravity of Chavez's condition after complications from a fourth cancer operation in his pelvic area. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
Close
10 / 11
A supporter of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez attends a gathering outside Miraflores Palace in Caracas January 10, 2013. Chavez remained on his sickbed in Cuba on Thursday while supporters rally in his honour on the day he should have been sworn in for a new six-year term in the South American OPEC nation. The postponement of the inauguration, a first in Venezuelan history, has laid bare the gravity of Chavez's condition after complications from a fourth cancer operation in his pelvic area. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A supporter of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez attends a gathering outside Miraflores Palace in Caracas January 10, 2013. Chavez remained on his sickbed in Cuba on Thursday while supporters rally in his honour on the day he should have been sworn in...more

A supporter of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez attends a gathering outside Miraflores Palace in Caracas January 10, 2013. Chavez remained on his sickbed in Cuba on Thursday while supporters rally in his honour on the day he should have been sworn in for a new six-year term in the South American OPEC nation. The postponement of the inauguration, a first in Venezuelan history, has laid bare the gravity of Chavez's condition after complications from a fourth cancer operation in his pelvic area. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
Close
11 / 11

Next Slideshows

Analysis: Hollande policy gaffes endanger French reform drive

PARIS (Reuters) - On the campaign trail, Francois Hollande pleased working-class voters with promises of a super-tax on millionaires and sought to reassure...

Jan 10 2013

Deal still elusive in French labor reform talks

PARIS (Reuters) - French employers offered some concessions at a fresh round of talks to overhaul labor rules on Thursday but stopped short of ceding to union...

Jan 10 2013

Kremlin says Russia-U.S. adoption deal still in effect

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin's spokesman said on Thursday that a bilateral agreement with United States regulating adoptions will remain in...

Jan 10 2013

Syria denounces peace envoy who hinted Assad must go

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria denounced international envoy Lakhdar Brahimi as "flagrantly biased" on Thursday, casting doubt on how long the U.N.-Arab League...

Jan 10 2013

MORE IN PICTURES

Protesting Trump's military transgender ban

Protesting Trump's military transgender ban

Demonstrators gather to protest President Donald Trump's plan to ban transgender people from the U.S. military.

National strike in Venezuela

National strike in Venezuela

Clashes break out as Venezuela's opposition launches a two-day national strike in a final push to pressure President Nicolas Maduro into abandoning a weekend election for a super-congress.

Healthcare on the Hill

Healthcare on the Hill

Republican Senate leaders, struggling to keep a seven-year-old promise to end Obamacare, turned their focus to passing a slimmed-down "skinny" repeal measure that would throw the issue into negotiations with the House of Representatives.

Village ruins revealed as reservoir recedes

Village ruins revealed as reservoir recedes

The village of Berich, which was flooded in 1914, appears on the banks of the Edersee reservoir in Germany during low levels of water.

Wildfires force French Riviera evacuations

Wildfires force French Riviera evacuations

Firefighters evacuate thousands after a wildfire breaks out on France's Riviera coast overnight.

Funeral for Manchester bombing's youngest victim

Funeral for Manchester bombing's youngest victim

Mourners bid farewell during the funeral for Saffie Rose Roussos, the youngest victim of the bombing at Manchester Arena.

Smuggled animals

Smuggled animals

From a king cobra in a chip container to cockatoos in water bottles and fish under a dress, some of the exotic animals that are illegally trafficked around the world.

World Aquatics Championships

World Aquatics Championships

Highlights from the 2017 FINA World Aquatics Championships in Budapest.

Trump rallies in the Rust Belt

Trump rallies in the Rust Belt

President Donald Trump rallies his supporters in Youngstown, Ohio.

Trending Collections

Pictures

Podcast