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Castro era comes to an end in Cuba

Fidel Castro smokes a cigar during interviews with the press in Havana during a visit of U.S. Senator George McGovern in May 1975. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro smokes a cigar during interviews with the press in Havana during a visit of U.S. Senator George McGovern in May 1975. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro smokes a cigar during interviews with the press in Havana during a visit of U.S. Senator George McGovern in May 1975. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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Fidel Castro and Ernesto "Che" Guevara attend the 1st National Meeting for Production in Cuba. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro and Ernesto "Che" Guevara attend the 1st National Meeting for Production in Cuba. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro and Ernesto "Che" Guevara attend the 1st National Meeting for Production in Cuba. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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Fidel Castro addresses the crowd during an event at Revolution Square in Havana. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro addresses the crowd during an event at Revolution Square in Havana. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro addresses the crowd during an event at Revolution Square in Havana. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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Fidel Castro shares a laugh with Malcolm X at the Hotel Theresa in New York, October 1960. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro shares a laugh with Malcolm X at the Hotel Theresa in New York, October 1960. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro shares a laugh with Malcolm X at the Hotel Theresa in New York, October 1960. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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(L-R) Manuel Pineiro, Fidel Castro, Raul Castro, an unidentified girl and Vilma Espin together in Havana. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

(L-R) Manuel Pineiro, Fidel Castro, Raul Castro, an unidentified girl and Vilma Espin together in Havana. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

(L-R) Manuel Pineiro, Fidel Castro, Raul Castro, an unidentified girl and Vilma Espin together in Havana. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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Fidel Castro addresses the audience as president of the Non-Aligned Movement at the United Nations in New York, October 1979. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro addresses the audience as president of the Non-Aligned Movement at the United Nations in New York, October 1979. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro addresses the audience as president of the Non-Aligned Movement at the United Nations in New York, October 1979. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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Fidel Castro visits a former concentration camp in Oswiencin, Poland, June 1972. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro visits a former concentration camp in Oswiencin, Poland, June 1972. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro visits a former concentration camp in Oswiencin, Poland, June 1972. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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Fidel Castro relaxes in a swimming pool during a visit to Romania, May 1972. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro relaxes in a swimming pool during a visit to Romania, May 1972. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro relaxes in a swimming pool during a visit to Romania, May 1972. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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Fidel Castro watches Cuban cosmonaut Arnaldo Tamayo Mendez and Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Romanenko on a television transmission during the Soyuz 38 space mission in Havana, September 1980. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro watches Cuban cosmonaut Arnaldo Tamayo Mendez and Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Romanenko on a television transmission during the Soyuz 38 space mission in Havana, September 1980. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro watches Cuban cosmonaut Arnaldo Tamayo Mendez and Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Romanenko on a television transmission during the Soyuz 38 space mission in Havana, September 1980. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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Fidel Castro breaks a piece of bread offered to him before the XXVI Congress of the Soviet Union's Communist Party, outside Moscow, February 1981. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro breaks a piece of bread offered to him before the XXVI Congress of the Soviet Union's Communist Party, outside Moscow, February 1981. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro breaks a piece of bread offered to him before the XXVI Congress of the Soviet Union's Communist Party, outside Moscow, February 1981. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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Fidel Castro (3rd row, R) enters a public trial for captured members (seated) of the failed Bay of Pigs invasion in Havana, April 1961. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro (3rd row, R) enters a public trial for captured members (seated) of the failed Bay of Pigs invasion in Havana, April 1961. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro (3rd row, R) enters a public trial for captured members (seated) of the failed Bay of Pigs invasion in Havana, April 1961. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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Fidel Castro prepares for an interview with Channel 7 from Chile at the Chilean embassy in Havana, 1971. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro prepares for an interview with Channel 7 from Chile at the Chilean embassy in Havana, 1971. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro prepares for an interview with Channel 7 from Chile at the Chilean embassy in Havana, 1971. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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Fidel Castro addresses the audience at a theater in Odessa, February 1981. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro addresses the audience at a theater in Odessa, February 1981. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro addresses the audience at a theater in Odessa, February 1981. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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Fidel Castro addresses the audience as president of the Non-Aligned Movement at the United Nations in New York, October 1979. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro addresses the audience as president of the Non-Aligned Movement at the United Nations in New York, October 1979. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro addresses the audience as president of the Non-Aligned Movement at the United Nations in New York, October 1979. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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Fidel Castro visits the liberated areas in South Vietnam, October 1973. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro visits the liberated areas in South Vietnam, October 1973. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro visits the liberated areas in South Vietnam, October 1973. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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(L-R) Fidel Castro, Chile's President Salvador Allende and Cuba's President Osvaldo Dorticos during a reception for Allende at the Palace of the Revolution in Havana, December 1972. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

(L-R) Fidel Castro, Chile's President Salvador Allende and Cuba's President Osvaldo Dorticos during a reception for Allende at the Palace of the Revolution in Havana, December 1972. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

(L-R) Fidel Castro, Chile's President Salvador Allende and Cuba's President Osvaldo Dorticos during a reception for Allende at the Palace of the Revolution in Havana, December 1972. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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Fidel Castro bats during the inauguration game of the Amateur Baseball Championship in Havana, 1963. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro bats during the inauguration game of the Amateur Baseball Championship in Havana, 1963. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro bats during the inauguration game of the Amateur Baseball Championship in Havana, 1963. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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Fidel Castro plays basketball with university students in Krakow, Poland, June 1972. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro plays basketball with university students in Krakow, Poland, June 1972. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro plays basketball with university students in Krakow, Poland, June 1972. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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Fidel Castro and PLO leader Yasser Arafat stand together at the airport in Havana during Arafat's first visit to Cuba, November 1974. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro and PLO leader Yasser Arafat stand together at the airport in Havana during Arafat's first visit to Cuba, November 1974. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro and PLO leader Yasser Arafat stand together at the airport in Havana during Arafat's first visit to Cuba, November 1974. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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Fidel Castro meets with Reverend W.A.Raifford (2nd-L), chief of the White Birds from the Creek Indians in Havana, July 1959. Raifford gave Castro the name Spiheechie Meeko (Big Warrior Chief). REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro meets with Reverend W.A.Raifford (2nd-L), chief of the White Birds from the Creek Indians in Havana, July 1959. Raifford gave Castro the name Spiheechie Meeko (Big Warrior Chief). REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro meets with Reverend W.A.Raifford (2nd-L), chief of the White Birds from the Creek Indians in Havana, July 1959. Raifford gave Castro the name Spiheechie Meeko (Big Warrior Chief). REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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Fidel Castro attends manoeuvres during the 20th anniversary of his and his fellow revolutionaries' arrival on the yacht Granma, November 1976. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro attends manoeuvres during the 20th anniversary of his and his fellow revolutionaries' arrival on the yacht Granma, November 1976. REUTERS/Prensa Latina

Fidel Castro attends manoeuvres during the 20th anniversary of his and his fellow revolutionaries' arrival on the yacht Granma, November 1976. REUTERS/Prensa Latina
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Cuba's President Fidel Castro and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev exchange documents during a treaty signing ceremony in Havana, April 1989.     REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

Cuba's President Fidel Castro and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev exchange documents during a treaty signing ceremony in Havana, April 1989.     REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

Cuba's President Fidel Castro and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev exchange documents during a treaty signing ceremony in Havana, April 1989.     REUTERS/Gary Hershorn
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Cuba's President Fidel Castro and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev gesture during an event in Havana, April 1989.     REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

Cuba's President Fidel Castro and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev gesture during an event in Havana, April 1989.     REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

Cuba's President Fidel Castro and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev gesture during an event in Havana, April 1989.     REUTERS/Gary Hershorn
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Hundreds of Cubans watch as a makeshift boat is carried by would-be emigrants through the city to launch into the Straits of Florida towards the U.S., on the last day of the 1994 Cuban Exodus in Havana, September 1994.    REUTERS/Rolando Pujol Rodriguez

Hundreds of Cubans watch as a makeshift boat is carried by would-be emigrants through the city to launch into the Straits of Florida towards the U.S., on the last day of the 1994 Cuban Exodus in Havana, September 1994. REUTERS/Rolando Pujol...more

Hundreds of Cubans watch as a makeshift boat is carried by would-be emigrants through the city to launch into the Straits of Florida towards the U.S., on the last day of the 1994 Cuban Exodus in Havana, September 1994. REUTERS/Rolando Pujol Rodriguez
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Cuban President Fidel Castro speaks during the funeral ceremony for legendary leftist guerrilla Ernesto "Che" Guevara in Santa Clara, October 1997.   REUTERS/Files

Cuban President Fidel Castro speaks during the funeral ceremony for legendary leftist guerrilla Ernesto "Che" Guevara in Santa Clara, October 1997. REUTERS/Files

Cuban President Fidel Castro speaks during the funeral ceremony for legendary leftist guerrilla Ernesto "Che" Guevara in Santa Clara, October 1997. REUTERS/Files
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Cuba's President Fidel Castro gestures during a tour of Paris, March 1995.  REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Cuba's President Fidel Castro gestures during a tour of Paris, March 1995.  REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Cuba's President Fidel Castro gestures during a tour of Paris, March 1995.  REUTERS/Charles Platiau
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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Cuba's President Fidel Castro listen to the Cuban national anthem at the baseball stadium "Latinoamericano" in Havana, May 2002.   REUTERS/Rafael Perez

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Cuba's President Fidel Castro listen to the Cuban national anthem at the baseball stadium "Latinoamericano" in Havana, May 2002. REUTERS/Rafael Perez

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Cuba's President Fidel Castro listen to the Cuban national anthem at the baseball stadium "Latinoamericano" in Havana, May 2002. REUTERS/Rafael Perez
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Cuban President Fidel Castro acknowledges the applause of the audience while standing underneath an image of late revolutionary hero Ernesto "Che" Guevara, during the inauguration of games involving mainly Cuban and Venezuelan athletes in Havana,  June 2005.   REUTERS/Claudia Daut

Cuban President Fidel Castro acknowledges the applause of the audience while standing underneath an image of late revolutionary hero Ernesto "Che" Guevara, during the inauguration of games involving mainly Cuban and Venezuelan athletes in Havana, ...more

Cuban President Fidel Castro acknowledges the applause of the audience while standing underneath an image of late revolutionary hero Ernesto "Che" Guevara, during the inauguration of games involving mainly Cuban and Venezuelan athletes in Havana, June 2005. REUTERS/Claudia Daut
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Cuban President Fidel Castro listens to a speaker during the May Day parade in Havana's Revolution Square, May 2005.   REUTERS/Claudia Daut

Cuban President Fidel Castro listens to a speaker during the May Day parade in Havana's Revolution Square, May 2005. REUTERS/Claudia Daut

Cuban President Fidel Castro listens to a speaker during the May Day parade in Havana's Revolution Square, May 2005. REUTERS/Claudia Daut
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Cuba's former president Fidel Castro attends the closing ceremony of the seventh Cuban Communist Party (PCC) congress in Havana, April 2016. Omara Garcia/Courtesy of AIN

Cuba's former president Fidel Castro attends the closing ceremony of the seventh Cuban Communist Party (PCC) congress in Havana, April 2016. Omara Garcia/Courtesy of AIN

Cuba's former president Fidel Castro attends the closing ceremony of the seventh Cuban Communist Party (PCC) congress in Havana, April 2016. Omara Garcia/Courtesy of AIN
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Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro holds up the arm of his brother, Cuba's President Raul Castro, during the closing ceremony of the sixth Cuban Communist Party (PCC) congress in Havana, April 2011.  
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Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro holds up the arm of his brother, Cuba's President Raul Castro, during the closing ceremony of the sixth Cuban Communist Party (PCC) congress in Havana, April 2011.  REUTERS/Desmond Boylan

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro holds up the arm of his brother, Cuba's President Raul Castro, during the closing ceremony of the sixth Cuban Communist Party (PCC) congress in Havana, April 2011.  REUTERS/Desmond Boylan
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Cuba's former president Fidel Castro sits next to his brother and Cuba's president Raul Castro during the closing ceremony of the seventh Cuban Communist Party (PCC) congress in Havana, April 2016. Omara Garcia/Courtesy of AIN

Cuba's former president Fidel Castro sits next to his brother and Cuba's president Raul Castro during the closing ceremony of the seventh Cuban Communist Party (PCC) congress in Havana, April 2016. Omara Garcia/Courtesy of AIN

Cuba's former president Fidel Castro sits next to his brother and Cuba's president Raul Castro during the closing ceremony of the seventh Cuban Communist Party (PCC) congress in Havana, April 2016. Omara Garcia/Courtesy of AIN
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Pope Francis and former Cuban President Fidel Castro hold hands in Havana, September 20. REUTERS/Alex Castro/AIN

Pope Francis and former Cuban President Fidel Castro hold hands in Havana, September 20. REUTERS/Alex Castro/AIN

Pope Francis and former Cuban President Fidel Castro hold hands in Havana, September 20. REUTERS/Alex Castro/AIN
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Military vehicles transporting the ashes of Cuba's late President Fidel Castro pass along the Malecon seawall at the start of a three-day journey to the eastern city of Santiago, in Havana, November 2016.  REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Military vehicles transporting the ashes of Cuba's late President Fidel Castro pass along the Malecon seawall at the start of a three-day journey to the eastern city of Santiago, in Havana, November 2016.  REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Military vehicles transporting the ashes of Cuba's late President Fidel Castro pass along the Malecon seawall at the start of a three-day journey to the eastern city of Santiago, in Havana, November 2016.  REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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Students of Havana University pay tribute to Cuba's late President Fidel Castro in Havana, November 2016. The small sign reads, "Thanks for everything Commander." REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini

Students of Havana University pay tribute to Cuba's late President Fidel Castro in Havana, November 2016. The small sign reads, "Thanks for everything Commander." REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini

Students of Havana University pay tribute to Cuba's late President Fidel Castro in Havana, November 2016. The small sign reads, "Thanks for everything Commander." REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
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A vintage car drives by a mural showing Cuba's former leader Fidel Castro, national hero Jose Marti and revolution leader Che Guevara in Havana, August  2009.    REUTERS/Desmond Boylan

A vintage car drives by a mural showing Cuba's former leader Fidel Castro, national hero Jose Marti and revolution leader Che Guevara in Havana, August 2009. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan

A vintage car drives by a mural showing Cuba's former leader Fidel Castro, national hero Jose Marti and revolution leader Che Guevara in Havana, August 2009. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan
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U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle exit Air Force One as they arrive at Havana's international airport for a three-day trip, in Havana, March 2016.   REUTERS/Carlos Barria

U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle exit Air Force One as they arrive at Havana's international airport for a three-day trip, in Havana, March 2016.   REUTERS/Carlos Barria

U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle exit Air Force One as they arrive at Havana's international airport for a three-day trip, in Havana, March 2016.   REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro gesture after a news conference as part of Obama's three-day visit to Cuba, in Havana, March  2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro gesture after a news conference as part of Obama's three-day visit to Cuba, in Havana, March 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro gesture after a news conference as part of Obama's three-day visit to Cuba, in Havana, March 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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U.S. Carnival cruise ship Adonia arrives at the Havana bay, the first cruise liner to sail between the United States and Cuba since Cuba's 1959 revolution, Cuba, May 2016. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini

U.S. Carnival cruise ship Adonia arrives at the Havana bay, the first cruise liner to sail between the United States and Cuba since Cuba's 1959 revolution, Cuba, May 2016. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini

U.S. Carnival cruise ship Adonia arrives at the Havana bay, the first cruise liner to sail between the United States and Cuba since Cuba's 1959 revolution, Cuba, May 2016. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
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Cuba's President Raul Castro walks in to deliver a speech during the National Assembly in Havana, Cuba, December 2017.    Irene Perez/Courtesy of Cubadebate.

Cuba's President Raul Castro walks in to deliver a speech during the National Assembly in Havana, Cuba, December 2017. Irene Perez/Courtesy of Cubadebate.

Cuba's President Raul Castro walks in to deliver a speech during the National Assembly in Havana, Cuba, December 2017. Irene Perez/Courtesy of Cubadebate.
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