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A man wearing a mask as a precaution against the spread of the new coronavirus walks on an empty street during curfew in Havana, Cuba. Cuban authorities launched a strict 15-day lockdown of Havana in order to stamp out the low-level but persistent spread of the novel coronavirus in the capital.

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National Ballet of Cuba dancers perform the Nutcracker snow scene during the inauguration of the Havana Film Festival at the Karl Marx Theater in Havana, Cuba.

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Models wear creations from "Clandestina," the first Cuban independent urban fashion brand, during a launch for the 2020 collection called Sports Glories in Havana, Cuba.

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A model wears a creation from "Clandestina," the first Cuban independent urban fashion brand, during a launch for the 2020 collection called Sports Glories in Havana, Cuba.

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People walk along the malecon watching the fireworks as part of the celebration of the 500 years of the city in Havana, Cuba. Havana celebrate its 500th anniversary on Saturday, a milestone event which has sparked reflection and anticipation in the country, as it faces an increasingly hostile US Administration and serious economic challenges.

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Spain's King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia walk in Old Havana, Cuba.

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Young dancers listen during a tribute for ballerina and choreographer Alicia Alonso at the National Ballet School, in Havana, Cuba. Alicia Alonso whose nearly 75-year career made her an icon of artistic loyalty to Cuba's socialist system will be buried tomorrow in Havana's Colon cemetery.

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A dog rests among the yoga participants during a World Yoga Day activity in Havana, Cuba.

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Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, sit on a park bench next to a statue depicting John Lennon as they pose for photos, during a cultural event in Havana, Cuba.

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Prince Charles drives a vintage car with his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, during a cultural event in Havana, Cuba. The heir to the British throne arrived in Cuba Sunday with an agenda including visits to historic sites, a solar park, organic farm, bio-medical research center, a meeting with entrepreneurs, a cultural gala and a dinner with Cuba's president.

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Backdropped by an image of Che Guevara, Britain's Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, center, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, center right, behind, arrive for a wreath-laying ceremony at the Jose Marti Monument during their official visit in Havana, Cuba.

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Waves crash against the Malecon sea wall as a taxi drives past in a classic American car in Havana, Cuba.

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A worker, her nails painted with the Cohiba cigar motif, prepares tobacco leaves for the production of cigars in the El Laguito factory, on the sidelines of the Habano Cigar Festival, in Havana, Cuba.

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A worker prepares tobacco leaves for the production of cigars at the El Laguito factory, on the sidelines of the Habano Cigar Festival, in Havana, Cuba. The annual five-day bash brings together cigar sophisticates from around the world, and culminates with a gala dinner, followed by an auction of humidors worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, with the proceeds donated to the public health system.

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People who's homes where damaged by a tornado carry their belongings to be taken by bus to a shelter in Havana, Cuba.

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People talk next to remains of their house, destroyed by the force of the tornado in Havana, Cuba.

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A girl with her puppy surveys the destruction left behind by a tornado in Havana, Cuba.

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A photograph of Cuba's late leader Fidel Castro, left, lays next to a photo of his brother Raul on the wall of a home that was destroyed by a tornado in Havana, Cuba.

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A home's kitchen is exposed after a tornado ripped the roof off in Havana, Cuba.

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People survey the damage left behind by a tornado in Havana, Cuba.

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A truck is toppled against a home after a tornado in Havana, Cuba.

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A car overturned by a tornado lays smashed on top of a street pole in Havana, Cuba.

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Men work to remove rubble from a car after a home collapsed on it during a tornado in Regla, Cuba. A tornado and pounding rains smashed into the eastern part of Cuba's capital overnight, toppling trees, bending power poles and flinging shards of metal roofing through the air as the storm cut a path of destruction across eastern Havana.

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Tourists watch the strong waves breaking over the Malecon seawall as a result of heavy winds flooding urban areas in Havana, Cuba.

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People touch and make wishes as they circle a ceiba tree marking the 499th anniversary of the city's founding, in Havana, Cuba. Part of the celebration includes the tradition of making wishes while walking three times around a ceiba tree, touching it or even kissing the tree, which is located near the spot where the city was officially founded.

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Young flamenco dancers take a selfie before performing in the street during the 26th International Ballet Festival in Havana, Cuba.

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A woman poses in front of hand prints on a wall during an event against U.S. trade embargo against Cuba in Havana, Cuba. The United Nations will vote Thursday Nov. 1 on a resolution regarding the ongoing U.S. trade embargo against Cuba.

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Cuban dancers perform during the opening of the 26th International Ballet Festival at the Grand Theatre of Havana Alicia Alonso in Havana, Cuba. The International Ballet Festival of Havana is held every two years and will take place from Oct. 28 to Nov. 6.

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A youth jumps into the ocean from concrete wave breakers in Havana, Cuba.

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Storm clouds form in the sky over the Malecon seafront boulevard in Havana, Cuba.

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India's President Ram Nath Kovind speaks at Havana University in Havana, Cuba. Kovind is on a two-day official visit to Cuba.

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President Ram Nath Kovind and First Lady Savita Kovind being accorded welcome by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Rogelio Sierra Díaz, on their arrival at Jose Marti International Airport Havana, Cuba.

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U.S. kayakers Wyatt Roscoe, from left, Luke Walker and Andy Cochrane, pose for a photo at the Hemingway Marina in Havana, Cuba. The kayakers postponed their attempt to cross the Florida Straits from Havana to Key West due to bad weather.

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Rain drops accumulate on a car's windshield as commuters wait at a red light in Havana, Cuba.

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Grieving relatives of passengers who perished in Cuba's worst aviation disaster leave the morgue, in Havana, Cuba. Investigators are trying to determine why an aging Boeing 737 carrying more than 100 people went down and erupted in flames shortly after takeoff in Havana.

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Grieving relatives of passengers who perished in Cuba's worst aviation disaster wait at the morgue for the identification of the bodies in Havana, Cuba.

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Relatives of passengers a Boeing 737 that plummeted into a yuca field with more than 100 passengers on board, arrive near the airport terminal in Havana, Cuba.

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The few surviving passengers of an airliner that crashed arrive at the Calixto Garcia General Hospital in Havana, Cuba.

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The few surviving passengers of an airliner that crashed arrive at the Calixto Garcia General Hospital in Havana, Cuba.

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Firefighters carry a body bag that contains human remains recovered at the site where a Boeing 737 plummeted into a yuca field with more than 100 passengers on board, in Havana, Cuba.

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Firefighters carry a body bag that contains human remains recovered at the site where a Boeing 737 plummeted into a yuca field with more than 100 passengers on board, in Havana, Cuba.

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Forensic investigators and Ministry of Interior officers sift through the remains of a Boeing 737 that plummeted into a yuca field with more than 100 passengers on board, in Havana, Cuba.

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Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel, third from left, walks away from the site where a Boeing 737 plummeted into a yuca field with more than 100 passengers on board, in Havana, Cuba.

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Rescue teams search through the wreckage site of a Boeing 737 that plummeted into a cassava field with more than 100 passengers on board, in Havana, Cuba.

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Firefighters extinguish the flames that engulfed a Boeing 737 that plummeted into a yuca field with more than 100 passengers on board, in Havana, Cuba. The Cuban airliner crashed just after takeoff from Havana's international airport.

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People carry a giant pride flag during the annual LGBT Parade in Havana, Cuba. The march commemorates the upcoming International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, celebrated globally on May 17.

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A soldier marches with a painting depicting the late Cuban leader Fidel Castro in the traditional May Day parade at Revolution Square in Havana, Cuba.

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Hundreds of thousands of Cubans march in the traditional May Day parade at Revolution Square in Havana, Cuba.

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National Ballet of Cuba dancer Daniela Gomez Perez stands on point as she poses outside the Capitol in Havana, Cuba. Gomez, who says Cubans love dancing, trusts the next generation of leaders will continue such traditions and that art will continue to be the engine of Cuban society. Gomez said she is proud to represent Cuba during a dance trip in May to Washington, Tampa and Chicago, and that the Cuban state has always supported dance.

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Fishermen prepare their fishing rods on Chivo beach as the sun sets in Havana, Cuba.

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Pigeon breeder Eduardo Montufar lets loose his pigeon named The Mexican, whose wings were dyed red and blue, from his home's roof in Havana, Cuba. Contesting breeders release their birds to see who can out-fly and out-maneuver their rivals and win over females.

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Waves crash into El Morro after the passing of Hurricane Irma, in Havana, Cuba. The powerful storm ripped roofs off houses, collapsed buildings and flooded hundreds of miles of coastline after cutting a trail of destruction across the Caribbean.There were no immediate reports of deaths in Cuba, a country that prides itself on its disaster preparedness, but authorities were trying to restore power and clear roads.

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Residents float down a flooded street in Havana atop a large piece of styrofoam, after the passing of Hurricane Irma in Cuba.

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People move through flooded streets in Havana after the passage of Hurricane Irma, in Cuba. The powerful storm ripped roofs off houses, collapsed buildings and flooded hundreds of miles of coastline after cutting a trail of destruction across the Caribbean. Cuban officials warned residents to watch for even more flooding over the next few days.

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Residents walk on Havana's sea wall as the ocean crashes into it, after the passing of Hurricane Irma in Havana, Cuba. The powerful storm ripped roofs off houses, collapsed buildings and flooded hundreds of miles of coastline after cutting a trail of destruction across the Caribbean. There were no immediate reports of deaths in Cuba, a country that prides itself on its disaster preparedness, but authorities were trying to restore power and clear roads.

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A street artist dressed as a bronze statue uses special glasses to view a partial solar eclipse in Havana, Cuba.

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A woman walks with her daughter past a mural painting depicting U.S. President Donald Trump in Havana, Cuba. President Trump is en route to Miami, where he'll announce his plans for halting the flow of U.S. cash to Cuba's military and security services while maintaining diplomatic relations, in a partial reversal of the Obama administration policies.

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Mariela Castro, daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro and director of Cuba’s National Center for Sexual Education, center, takes part in an annual gay pride march in support of the fight for tolerance and acceptance of the LGBT community, in Havana, Cuba.

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Henry Dougherty, right, of Minneapolis, Minn., takes part in a gay pride march in support of the fight for tolerance and acceptance of the LGBT community, in Havana, Cuba.

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Henry Dougherty, right, of Minneapolis, Minn., poses for a photo with Cuban photographer Ernesto Mastrascusa, during a gay pride march in support of the fight for tolerance and acceptance of the LGBT community, in Havana, Cuba. The march commemorates the upcoming International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, celebrated globally on May 17.

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Cuba's President Raul Castro, center, escorts Ecuador's President Rafael Correa as they inspect the honor guard at Revolution Palace in Havana, Cuba.

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A giant image hanging on Cuba's National Library Jose Marti shows Fidel Castro, right, Raul Castro, center, and Ernesto "Che" Guevara as the honor guard attends a ceremony during a visit by Ecuador's President Rafael Correa at the Jose Marti Monument in Havana, Cuba.

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A security officer chases a man waving a U.S. flag moments before the start of the May Day march in Havana, Cuba. Plainclothes officers struggled to control the man but eventually lifted him off the ground and hauled him away in front of foreign and Cuban journalists covering the parade.

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A soldier carries a life-size cut out of Cuba's late leader Fidel Castro during the May Day parade at Revolution Square in Havana, Cuba.

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Spanish violinist Ara Malikian performs during a gala dinner for the XIX annual Cigar Festival in Havana, Cuba. The annual five-day bash brings together cigar sophisticates from around the world, and culminates with a gala dinner, followed by an auction of humidors worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. All the proceeds from the auction are donated to the Cuban public health.

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Kiara Benac, center, and Yerika Sojo, right, of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, PETA, wearing bikinis made of lettuce, walk in a street of Havana, Cuba. Both women are trying to spread a message of a vegetarian lifestyle in defense of animals.

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A dump truck carrying cleaning workers drives on Havana's malecon as a wave crashes on the sea wall, in Cuba. Due to high winds and tides, the sea pushed over the sea wall, flooding low parts of the Vedado neighborhood of Havana.

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In this image, A man searching among volumes labeled "Whites" as part of an effort to digitize colonial-era registries of blacks and whites at the Espiritu Santo Church in Old Havana, Cuba. "That's how these books where placed, books for whites, books for blacks. The important thing is to preserve as many of them as possible,” said church Deacon Felix Knights.

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Singer Enrique Iglesias, center, and Cuban singer Descemer Bueno dance on top of a bus during the filming of their video in Old Havana, Cuba. Latin pop star Enrique Iglesias is in Cuba to film his latest music video for an upcoming single to be released later this year.

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Placed in a small coffin, covered by a Cuban flag, the ashes of Fidel Castro are driven along the streets of Havana, Cuba. Castro's ashes have begun a four-day journey across Cuba from Havana to their final resting place in the eastern city of Santiago.

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, accompanied by a parliamentary delegation, signs the Condolence Book at the Cuban Foreign Office, in Havana.

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, accompanied by a parliamentary delegation, meets Cuban Vice-President of the Council of State Gladys Bejerano, in Havana.

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Young women pose for a photo after they painted Fidel on their cheeks as they wait for a rally honoring the late Cuban leader Fidel Castro to begin at the Revolution Plaza in Havana, Cuba.

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A student stands at attention holding images of Fidel Castro at the university where Castro studied law as a young man, during a vigil in Havana, Cuba.

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People wait in line at night to pay their final respects to the late Fidel Castro in the Revolution Plaza in Havana, Cuba.

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Workers hang a giant banner with a picture of Cuba's late leader Fidel Castro as a young revolutionary, from the Cuban National Library building, in Havana, Cuba.

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An honor guard fires off 21-gun salutes to mark the start of services paying tribute to the late Fidel Castro, in Havana, Cuba.

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Students sign a book of condolences and a loyalty oath for the late Fidel Castro at a community center in the Ciudad Escolar Libertad neighborhood in Havana, Cuba.

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Cubans carry photos of Revolution leader Fidel Castro on occasion of the upcoming 90th birthday of Castro in August, during a march celebrating workers day, at the Plaza de la Revolucion, on May 1, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. Cuba celebrates workers day shortly before the arrival of the first US American cruise ship to arrive in Cuba, on Monday, May 2, 2016.

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Pope Benedict XVI meets with former Cuban President Fidel Castro (L) at the Vatican embassy on March 29, 2012 in Havana, Cuba. The Pope is finishing up his first trip to Cuba, fourteen years after Pope John Paul II visited the communist country.

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Taking a moment out during his triumphal march across Cuba, rebel leader Fidel Castro gives an autograph to an admirer here, Jan 5th. While Cubans awaited Castro's arrival in Havana, cabinet ministers of the new Cuban government reported to their offices for the first time Jan. 7th, to begin a new program of reform and reconstruction. Photograph dated 1/7/1959.

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In this file photo, Cuba's leader Fidel Castro, left, votes in favor of the modification on the Cuban Constitution, as his brother, Defense Minister Raul Castro, looks on during an extraordinary National Assembly session in the Convention Palace in Havana, Cuba. Former President Fidel Castro, who led a rebel army to improbable victory in Cuba, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 U.S. presidents during his half century rule, has died at age 90. The bearded revolutionary, who survived a crippling U.S. trade embargo as well as dozens, possibly hundreds, of assassination plots, died eight years after ill health forced him to formally hand power over to his younger brother Raul, who announced his death late Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, on state television.

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This file photo shows Derek Aguiar Gonzalez, a stomatology student and amateur fisherman who said he takes home what he catches, preparing to cast his line, fitted with inflated condoms that serve to keep the bait high in the water and increase the line’s resistance against the pull of heavy fish, at the malecon seawall in Havana, Cuba. Few are as creative as what Havana’s fishermen call “balloon fishing,” a technique employing a couple of cents worth of condoms to pull fish worth an average month’s salary from the ocean.

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In this May 23, 2016, photo, Rick Wilson, Bacardi, senior vice president of corporate affairs, right, talks to a reporter as Fabio de Giammarco, global vice president of rums, left, listens, at the Bacardi USA offices in Coral Gables, Fla. Two liquor giants are escalating a 20-year fight to secure the rights to sell Havana Club rum in the United States when the Cuban embargo finally ends. Bacardi is launching sales nationwide for the Havana Club it produces in Puerto Rico, while competitor Pernod Ricard is expanding the distillery it shares with Cuba’s government to prepare for the day when their brand can be sold in the U.S.

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Two fishermen spend the evening fishing off El Malecon in front of the Morro Castle in Havana. Havana become one of 7 "Cities of Wonder," designated by an international cultural foundation that chooses cities based on their history, culture, architecture and geographical layout for recognition of their uniqueness.

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People waving Cuban flags greet passengers on Carnival's Adonia cruise ship as they arrive from Miami in Havana, Cuba.

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Dominoes games in Little Havana, Miami, a haunt of Cuban emigres

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Raul Castro and Obama at a baseball game in Havana

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People march with torches beside a portrait of rebel hero Che Guevara in a procession, marking the 163rd anniversary of the birth of Cuba's national independence hero Jose Marti, in Havana, Cuba.

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Mariela Castro, director of the Cuban National Center for Sex Education and daughter of Cuba's President, Raul Castro, gives a press conference on the first day of the VI Regional ILGALAC Conference and the start of activities at the VII Cuban Symposium Against Homophobia and Transphobia in Havana, Cuba. Organisations from across Latin America that promote sexual diversity are gathering in Cuba to address hate crime, discrimination and the criminalisation of homosexuality in some countries. ILGALAC stands for the International Association of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transexuals and Intersexuals.

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Cuba's President Raul Castro as he watches the May Day parade in Havana, Cuba. Cuba marks each May Day not with protests but with massive marches organised by workplaces, schools and government. Thousands of islanders filed through Havana's Revolution Plaza to a soundtrack of congas, drums and cries of "Long live the revolution!".

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Union Minister of New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah with Cuban Vice President Marino Murillo in Havana.

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Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, center, poses for a photo with his daughters, Maria Gabriela, left, and Rosa Virginia in Havana, Cuba. Chavez remains in Havana undergoing unspecified treatments following his fourth cancer-related operation on Dec. 11.

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External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna and his Cuban counterpart Bruno Rodriguez shake hands as they pose for photos before their meeting, in Havana, Cuba.

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A home in Vedado

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