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A man walks past a mural portraying the Venezuelan flag, President Hugo Chavez and South American liberator Simon Bolivar at the 23 de Enero neighbourhood, in Caracas. Chavez, the nation's strongman since 1999, passed away on Tuesday, the nation's vice president announced. (March 5, 2013)

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez

The President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, and his supporters.

Venezuelan presidency shows Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez addressing
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Venezuelan presidency shows Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez addressing the crowd during a rally to celebrate his 10th anniversary in power, outside the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas. (Dec. 6, 2008)

This file picture shows French President Nicolas Sarkozy
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This file picture shows French President Nicolas Sarkozy welcoming his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez at the Elysee Palace in Paris. (Nov. 20, 2007)

Venezuelan President and reelection candidate Hugo Chavez gesturing
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Venezuelan President and reelection candidate Hugo Chavez gesturing to supporters during a campaign rally at "Petare" shantytown in Caracas. (Nov. 2, 2006)

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez listens to the national
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez listens to the national anthem as he arrives at the Congress building in Caracas. (Jan. 15, 2011)

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Iran's President Mahmoud
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad shake hands during a meeting at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas. (June 22, 2012)

This file picture shows Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez
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This file picture shows Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez holding his grandson and a copy of the Venezuelan constitution, during a press conference after voting at a polling station in Caracas. (Dec. 2, 2007)

The leader of the Bolivarian Revolution 2000, officer
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The leader of the Bolivarian Revolution 2000, officer Hugo Chavez, speaks with reporters at the Defense Ministry after he surrendered to the troops loyal to the government of Carlos Andres Perez, in Caracas, Venezuela. Chavez assumed Venezuela's presidency in 1999 in the first of three four-year terms. (Feb. 4, 1992)

Hugo Chavez, who led a failed coup attemp
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Hugo Chavez, who led a failed coup attemp in February 1992, waves to the crowd after announcing his candidacy for the presidency in downtown Caracas Plaza. Chavez was elected to three four-year terms before he passed away on March 5, 2013. (July 29, 1997)

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez addresses the 61st session
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez addresses the 61st session of the United Nations General Assembly, in which he referred to President George W. Bush as "the devil" and taunted the United States. (Sept. 20, 2006)

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez at the Miraflores presidential
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas. (Oct. 1, 2011)

A mural in Caracas features Venezuelan independence hero
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A mural in Caracas features Venezuelan independence hero Simon Bolivar, left, Jesus and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. It states, "I have risen! Homeland, Socialism or Death. We will overcome." (Feb. 28, 2012)

A supporter of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez shouts
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A supporter of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez shouts "I love you" to a poster of him at Bolivar Plaza in Caracas. (Feb. 23, 2012)

People walk by a mural of Venezuelan President
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People walk by a mural of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in Caracas. (Feb. 23, 2012)

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez greets supporters on his
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez greets supporters on his way from Miraflores government palace to Simon Bolivar International Airport in Caracas. (Feb. 24, 2012)

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez greets supporters on his
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez greets supporters on his way to Caracas' Simon Bolivar International Airport, from which he was to travel to Cuba. (Feb. 24, 2012)

A mural of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, left,
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A mural of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, left, and Ernesto "Che" Guevara, a major figure in the Cuban Revolution, covers a wall in Caracas. (Feb. 29, 2012)

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, right, meets with former
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, right, meets with former Cuban President Fidel Castro at the Centre for Medical-Surgical Research in Havana. (March 2, 2012)

A boy takes pictures of a poster with
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A boy takes pictures of a poster with the image of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez before a Mass at a square in Caracas. (March 2, 2012)

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez holds up a Saturday
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez holds up a Saturday copy of Cuban newspaper Granma during a televised speech at an undisclosed location in Havana. (March 3, 2012)

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez hugs his daugthers Rosa
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez hugs his daugthers Rosa Virginia, left, and Maria Gabriela during a stroll in Havana. (March 7, 2012)

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez greets supporters from a
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez greets supporters from a balcony at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas. (March 17, 2012)

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez salutes supporters from a
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez salutes supporters from a balcony of the presidential palace in Caracas. (March 17, 2012)

A man walks past a mural portraying the
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A man walks past a mural portraying the Venezuelan flag, President Hugo Chavez and South American liberator Simon Bolivar at the 23 de Enero neighbourhood, in Caracas. Chavez, the nation's strongman since 1999, passed away on Tuesday, the nation's vice president announced. (March 5, 2013)

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