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    Hugo Chavez, right, sits with his brother Adam in Barinas, Venezuela. Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 that Chavez has died. Chavez, 58, was first diagnosed with cancer in June 2011.
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  • Hugo Chavez Through the Years

    Hugo Chavez is seen in a family photo in Barinas, Venezuela.
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  • Hugo Chavez Through the Years

    Hugo Chavez, bottom row, right, poses with his baseball teammates during intramural games at the Military Academy in Caracas, Venezuela, in this March 1972 photo.
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  • Hugo Chavez Through the Years

    Lt. Hugo Chavez poses for a photo at the Military Academy in Caracas, Venezuela. During more than 14 years in office, Chavez routinely challenged the status quo at home and internationally.
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    Hugo Chavez, center, looks at the camera during a military exercise in Venezuela.
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    Hugo Chavez, top left, poses with fellow members of the failed coup as they serve time in Yare II jail near Caracas, Venezuela.
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  • Hugo Chavez Through the Years

    Hugo Chavez poses as he serves time in the Yare II prison near Caracas, Venezuela. As president, he polarized Venezuelans with his confrontational and domineering style, yet was also a masterful communicator and strategist who tapped into Venezuelan nationalism to win broad support, particularly among the poor.
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    Army Lieutenant Colonel Hugo Chavez, who headed the 1992 attempted coup, talks to reporters on March 26, 1994 after he was freed from jail. Chavez was freed after charges were dropped against him for leading the first of two attempted coups against the government of former president Carlos Andres Perez, who was later removed from office.
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    Cuban President Fidel Castro, right, greets retired Venezuelan military officer Hugo Chavez upon his arrival at Jose Marti Airport in Havana on Dec. 13, 1994. Chavez, who is the director of the political organization "Bolivar Revolution 200," was one of the leaders of the bloody 1992 military coup to overthrow President Carlos Andres Perez.
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    Venezuelan presidential candidate and retired commandant Hugo Chavez Frias, accompanied by his wife Marisabel, waves to supporters on July 24, 1998 in Caracas as he arrives at the National Electoral Council to officially inscribe his name for the December elections. Polls place Chavez as the favorite to win the elections.
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    Former US President Jimmy Carter, left, is greeted by Venezuelan presidential candidate Hugo Chavez Frias in Caracas on Nov. 3, 1998. Carter is in Venezuela to meet with various presidential candidates in lieu of the country's November legislative elections and December presidential elections.
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    Venezuelan Presidential candidate Hugo Chavez Frias is greeted by supporters on Dec. 2, 1998 as he arrives at his campaign closing rally in Caracas. Some 400,000 people reportedly attended the rally. Chavez is the favorite to win the December elections according to the latest polls.
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    Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez speaks to an assembly in New York in this June 9, 1999 file photo. Chavez faces opposition in Venezuela from forces wanting to change the political structure of the nation.
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    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, center, poses with Venezuelan Major League Baseball players (L-R) Kelvim Escobar of the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Mets players Melvin Mora, Roger Cedeno and Edgardo Alfonso in this June 9, 1999 file photo before the Mets game against the Blue Jays at Shea Stadium in Flushing, NY. Chavez threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the beginning of the game.
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    Chinese President Jiang Zemin, left, and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez wave to the press on April 16, 2000, in the Miraflores president palace in Caracas. Venezuela is the final stop for Jiang's 12-day Latin American tour.
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    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez touches an effigy of Jesus Christ during a mass officiated to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 'Caracazo', a wave of violence and riots that wreaked havoc across the Venezuelan capital leaving a toll of 276 dead.
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    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez gestures after delivering a speech for students who rallied to show their support to the amendments to the Constitution promoted by him on Nov. 21, 2007 in the vicinity of the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas.
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    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez gestures as he addresses crowds in Sweida, south of Damascus, Syria on Sept. 4, 2009. Chavez visited Sweida, homeland of many of Venezuela's million strong Syrian community, a day after holding talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
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    Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez returns the ball during a softball game in Caracas on Jan. 31, 2009, as part of his campaign to reform the constitution in order to stand for reelection after 2012.
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    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez receives fruit from vendors during a tour with Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega in a market in Managua on April 14 2010.
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    Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez sings together with a Ukrainian folk chorus in Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych's office in Kiev on Oct. 19, 2010. Chavez is in Ukraine for the third leg of five-nation tour.
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    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, right, greets actor Sean Penn after a meeting in Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas on March 5, 2011. Penn, who was visiting Caracas, thanked Chavez for the funding that his government gave to an NGO based in Haiti that assists the victims of the earthquake that shook the country in January 2010.
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    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is greeted by supporters on his way to the airport to travel to Cuba, in Caracas on Feb. 24, 2012. Chavez travels to Cuba on Friday for treatment of what he says is likely a malignant tumor as the leftist president faces a renewed cancer scare ahead of a tough reelection battle.
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  • Hugo Chavez Through the Years

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez waves a Venezuelan flag while speaking to supporters after receiving news of his reelection in Caracas, Oct. 7, 2012. According to the National Electoral Council, Chavez was reelected with 54.42% of the votes, beating opposition candidate Henrique Capriles, who obtained 44.97%.
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    Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez pauses during a press conference in front of a portrait of independence hero Simon Bolivar, in Caracas, Venezuela, Oct. 9, 2012. Chavez has asked his country's legislature for permission to travel to Cuba for more medical treatment after spending much of the past 18 months fighting cancer.
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    Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, center, is flanked by his daughters; Rosa Virginia and Maria Gabriela upon their arrival to Simon Bolivar airport in Maiquetia, Venezuela, Dec. 7, 2012. Chavez has arrived back home in Caracas after 10 days of medical treatment in Cuba.
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