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Bay of Pigs revisited

<p>A Cuban Armed Forces tank  in position near the area where some 1,500 anti-Castro allies came ashore at Playa Giron beach, during the Bay of Pigs invasion on the south coast of Cuba, April 1961. 

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A Cuban Armed Forces tank in position near the area where some 1,500 anti-Castro allies came ashore at Playa Giron beach, during the Bay of Pigs invasion on the south coast of Cuba, April 1961. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

A Cuban Armed Forces tank in position near the area where some 1,500 anti-Castro allies came ashore at Playa Giron beach, during the Bay of Pigs invasion on the south coast of Cuba, April 1961. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

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<p>Cuban President Fidel Castro talks to members of the Cuban Armed Forces near Playa Giron beach during the Bay of Pigs invasion, April 1961. 


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Cuban President Fidel Castro talks to members of the Cuban Armed Forces near Playa Giron beach during the Bay of Pigs invasion, April 1961. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Cuban President Fidel Castro talks to members of the Cuban Armed Forces near Playa Giron beach during the Bay of Pigs invasion, April 1961. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

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<p>A Cuban Armed Forces soldier stands atop a downed B-26 bomber after the failed Bay of Pigs' invasion, April 1961.


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A Cuban Armed Forces soldier stands atop a downed B-26 bomber after the failed Bay of Pigs' invasion, April 1961. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

A Cuban Armed Forces soldier stands atop a downed B-26 bomber after the failed Bay of Pigs' invasion, April 1961. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

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<p>Alberto Folsa, a Cuban military veteran who fought during the Bay of Pigs invasion, wearing the medal he received after the battle, in Havana, January 6, 2011.     REUTERS/Enrique De La Osa </p>

Alberto Folsa, a Cuban military veteran who fought during the Bay of Pigs invasion, wearing the medal he received after the battle, in Havana, January 6, 2011. REUTERS/Enrique De La Osa

Alberto Folsa, a Cuban military veteran who fought during the Bay of Pigs invasion, wearing the medal he received after the battle, in Havana, January 6, 2011. REUTERS/Enrique De La Osa

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<p>A captured member of the CIA-trained invasion after the Bay of Pigs invasion at Playa Giron beach, April 1961. 

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A captured member of the CIA-trained invasion after the Bay of Pigs invasion at Playa Giron beach, April 1961. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

A captured member of the CIA-trained invasion after the Bay of Pigs invasion at Playa Giron beach, April 1961. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

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<p>Cuban soldiers (R) interview captured members of the failed Bay of Pigs invasion in Playa Giron, April 1961.


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Cuban soldiers (R) interview captured members of the failed Bay of Pigs invasion in Playa Giron, April 1961. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Cuban soldiers (R) interview captured members of the failed Bay of Pigs invasion in Playa Giron, April 1961. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

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<p>Fidel Castro speaks beside a Soviet-made SAU-100  used to repel the Bay of Pigs invasion, outside the former presidential palace, and now Museum of the Revolution, in Havana, September 28, 2010.


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Fidel Castro speaks beside a Soviet-made SAU-100 used to repel the Bay of Pigs invasion, outside the former presidential palace, and now Museum of the Revolution, in Havana, September 28, 2010. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan

Fidel Castro speaks beside a Soviet-made SAU-100 used to repel the Bay of Pigs invasion, outside the former presidential palace, and now Museum of the Revolution, in Havana, September 28, 2010. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan

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<p>A Cuban Armed Services soldier stands next to U.S.-built armaments captured during the Bay of Pigs invasion, April 1961. 


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A Cuban Armed Services soldier stands next to U.S.-built armaments captured during the Bay of Pigs invasion, April 1961. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

A Cuban Armed Services soldier stands next to U.S.-built armaments captured during the Bay of Pigs invasion, April 1961. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

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<p>A man watches anti-aircraft launchers on a street of Havana during a general rehearsal of a military parade scheduled to mark the anniversary of the Bay of Pigs invasion, April 14, 2011.


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A man watches anti-aircraft launchers on a street of Havana during a general rehearsal of a military parade scheduled to mark the anniversary of the Bay of Pigs invasion, April 14, 2011. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan

A man watches anti-aircraft launchers on a street of Havana during a general rehearsal of a military parade scheduled to mark the anniversary of the Bay of Pigs invasion, April 14, 2011. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan

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<p>Soldiers stand beside anti-aircraft launchers as helicopters fly over a street during a general rehearsal of a military parade scheduled to mark the anniversary of the Bay of Pigs invasion, April 14, 2011.


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Soldiers stand beside anti-aircraft launchers as helicopters fly over a street during a general rehearsal of a military parade scheduled to mark the anniversary of the Bay of Pigs invasion, April 14, 2011. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan

Soldiers stand beside anti-aircraft launchers as helicopters fly over a street during a general rehearsal of a military parade scheduled to mark the anniversary of the Bay of Pigs invasion, April 14, 2011. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan

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