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A macaw flies down as it looks to land on an antenna for food, in Caracas, Venezuela, amid the new coronavirus pandemic. Caracas' signature bird, the blue-and-yellow macaw, is one of four such species that inhabit the valley. Legend has it that it was introduced in the 1970s by Italian immigrant Vittorio Poggi, who says he nurtured a lost macaw and trained it to fly with his motorcycle as he cruised around his neighborhood.

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Enthusiasts practice yoga to mark International Yoga Day keeping a social distance as a precaution during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown at the ARA Yoga Caracas Studio in Caracas, Venezuela.

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A teacher wearing surgical gloves amid the new coronavirus pandemic corrects homework from students who do not have internet at home, at the closed "Fe y Alegria," or Faith and Happiness school in the Las Mayas neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela. With schools shut down amid the new coronavirus pandemic, students with connectivity receive online instruction, but most are not connected, nor have devices, requiring parents and teachers to make trips to schools.

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Devotees of the "Nazareno de San Pablo" watch a statue of Jesus pass by in a Pope mobile during Holy Week celebrations in Caracas, Venezuela. The annual procession, in which pilgrims normally take to the streets, is not allowed this year due to quarantine laws to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus, so the Catholic Church is driving the religious icon around the capital for people to see from their homes.

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Venezuela's Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza, center, wearing a protective face mask as a preventive measure against the spread of the new coronavirus poses with medical specialists from China upon their arrival at the Simon Bolivar International Airport in La Guaira, Venezuela.

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A cashier works from behind a plastic curtain as a precaution against the spread of the new coronavirus in Caracas, Venezuela. COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.

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An elderly man, wearing a protective face mask as a precaution against the spread of the new coronavirus, prays during mass at a church in Caracas, Venezuela. COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.

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A man swims in the normally crowded popular beach Los Corales, in La Guaira, Venezuela. Most people are staying home after nonessential activities were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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People go through a decontamination chamber as a preventive measure against the spread of the new coronavirus, before entering a popular market in Caracas, Venezuela. The vast majority of people recover from COVID-19.

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A member of the Venezuelan civil protection agency explains commuters symptoms and preventive measures for the new coronavirus in Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuela announced quarantine measures in six states and in Caracas. The vast majority of people recover from the new virus.

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Venezuela's Defense Minister Padrino Lopez, center front, listens to Dr. Earle Siso, during a tour of the Clinic University Hospital as a part of a Bolivarian Military Shield Safe Health initiative, in Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuela confirmed its first two cases of the coronavirus Friday, deepening anxiety in a crisis-stricken nation where many hospitals lack basics such as water and soap and struggle to treat even basic ailments.

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Members of the Venezuelan military wearing protective masks arrive for a tour of the Clinic University Hospital, in Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuela confirmed its first two cases of the coronavirus deepening anxiety in a crisis-stricken nation where many hospitals lack basics such as water and soap and struggle to treat even basic ailments.

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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, center, greets supporters as he arrives at the National Constituent Assembly's building during the celebration rally of the 20th anniversary of the Venezuelan Constitution in Caracas, Venezuela.

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A woman joins a performance of “A Rapist in Your Path” at Venezuela square in Caracas, Venezuela. Born in Chile, the feminist anthem “A Rapist in Your Path” has become an international phenomenon, with activists in countries from Latin America to the U.S. and Europe staging public performance to denounce violence and human rights abuses against women.

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Alberto Pena, 72, poses for a photo wearing found objects he has collected for the past years at demonstrations, during a protest of university students calling on the military to abandon President Nicolas Maduro and join their fight to end the nation's historic crisis in Caracas, Venezuela.

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An anti-government protester lies in front of a burning barricade in an attempt to block traffic, in Caracas, Venezuela. Opposition politician Juan Guaido called nationwide demonstrations to re-ignite a campaign against President Nicolas Maduro launched in January that has lost steam in recent months.

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Thalia Olvino, representing Delta Amacuro state, left, reacts after being named Miss Venezuela, next to Melissa Jimenez of Zulia state, as they compete in the the Miss Venezuela 2019 beauty pageant in Caracas, Venezuela. Jimenez won the Miss International title.

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Contestants perform at the start of the Miss Venezuela 2019 beauty pageant in Caracas, Venezuela.

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Contestants poses in swim wear during the Miss Venezuela 2019 beauty pageant in Caracas, Venezuela.

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Contestants pose in evening dress during the Miss Venezuela 2019 beauty pageant in Caracas, Venezuela.

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Thalia Olvino, representing Delta Amacuro state, is crowned Miss Venezuela at the end of the beauty pageant in Caracas, Venezuela.

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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, left, laughs with Socialist Party President Diosdado Cabello during the closing ceremony of the Sao Paulo Forum at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela. The Sao Paulo forum, held almost annually and hosted by Cuba last year, was founded as Latin American leftists sought to re-organize after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

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An almost empty highway in Caracas, Venezuela. Caracas, once famous for traffic jams, now has little traffic as it is now difficult for car owners to buy spare parts.

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A journalist sticks out her tongue after having to crawl between legs to successfully deliver a microphone to a colleague, during a rally led by opposition leader Juan Guaidó, in Caracas, Venezuela.

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An opponent of the Nicolas Maduro government, his mouth covered with strands representing the national colors of Venezuela, waits for the arrival of opposition leader Juan Guaidó to lead a rally in Caracas, Venezuela. Guaidó has called for nationwide marches protesting the Maduro government, demanding new elections and the release of jailed opposition lawmakers.

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A man prepares to throw a handful of dirt into a bucket after scooping it from the bottom of the polluted Guaire River, which runs through Caracas, Venezuela. Thousands of people, called “Garimpeiros,” look for scraps of copper, gold or silver carried by the river, that they can sell to make a living in this South American country that is in the midst of a severe economic and political crisis.

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Transportation union members hold a brief work stoppage to protest the government of President Nicolas Maduro, a former bus driver, as they carry a sign that reads in Spanish "Transportation united for Venezuela," in the Altamira neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela. Despite intense international pressure, Maduro has maintained the support of the bulk of Venezuela's military, which did not heed opposition leader Juan Guaidó's appeal for an uprising on April 30.

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Anti-government protesters hold a candle light vigil for a victim killed during protests against the government of President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela.

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Anti-government protesters, one carrying a homemade mortar, take cover as security forces fire tear gas to disperse demonstrators in Caracas, Venezuela.

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A supporter of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro holds a poster of Maduro during a rally in Caracas, Venezuela in Caracas, Venezuela.

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Opposition leader Juan Guaido shows gratitude to supporters during a rally in Caracas, Venezuela. Guaido called for Venezuelans to fill streets around the country to demand President Nicolas Maduro's ouster.

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Fireworks launched by opponents of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro land near Bolivarian National Guard armored vehicles loyal to Maduro, during an attempted military uprising in Caracas, Venezuela.

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An opponent to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro carrying a Venezuelan flag covers his face amid tear gas fired by soldiers loyal to Maduro during an attempted military uprising to oust Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó and jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez took to the streets with a small contingent of armed troops in a call for the military to rise up and oust Maduro.

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Backers of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro parade an inflatable of the late President Hugo Chavez during a march to back the socialist leader government in Caracas, Venezuela. Rival political factions are taking the streets across Venezuela in a mounting struggle for control of the crisis-wracked nation recently hit by crippling blackouts.

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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, right, and his wife Cilia Flores, wave to supporters gathering at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela. Rival political factions are taking the streets across Venezuela in a mounting struggle for control of the crisis-wracked nation recently hit by crippling blackouts.

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Maria Rojas, 57, fills a container with water from a street tap alongside a highway, in Caracas, Venezuela. Since a massive power failure struck March 7, the nation has experienced near-daily blackouts and a breakdown in critical services such as running water and public transportation.

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A supporter of Venezuela's self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido, with a message on his torso that reads in Spanish: "Venezuela with Guaido," attends an opposition rally a rally in Carrizal, Miranda State, Venezuela.

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Her face painted in the colors of the national flag, a supporter of opposition leader Juan Guaido, Venezuela's self-proclaimed interim president, waits for his arrival in Los Teques, Miranda State, Venezuela.

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A supporter of Venezuela's self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido is stopped as she tries to get near him during a rally in Caracas, Venezuela. The Venezuelan government said it has barred Guaido from holding public office for 15 years, though the National Assembly leader brushed off the measure and said it would not derail his campaign to oust President Nicolas Maduro.

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Supporters cheer for Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who has declared himself interim president, at a rally in Valencia, Venezuela. Large crowds gathered in the northern Venezuelan city to greet Guaido, who plans to tour the country as part of his campaign to oust President Nicolas Maduro.

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Relatives carry the remains of Florentino Torrado across the Tachira River into Colombia for burial, near the Simon Bolivar International bridge which Venezuelan authorities only open to students and the sick in Cucuta, Colombia. According to his sister Adelaide Torrado, Florentino was a Colombian who lived in Venezuela for several years and was killed by robbers in San Cristobal, Venezuela on March 10.

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Children cross a makeshift bridge in the Tachira River, from Venezuela into Colombia, near the Simon Bolivar International bridge which Venezuelan authorities only open to students and the sick in Cucuta, Colombia on the border with Venezuela.

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People cross the Tachira River into Colombia near the Simon Bolivar International bridge, which Venezuelan authorities only open to students and the sick, in Cucuta, Colombia on the border with Venezuela. People crossing the river are using makeshift bridges as the water level grows with the approaching rainy season.

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National Assembly President Juan Guaido, who declared himself interim president of Venezuela, leaps on to a vehicle to speak to supporters as he visits different points of anti-government protest in Caracas, Venezuela.

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National Assembly President Juan Guaido, who declared himself interim president of Venezuela, speaks to supporters as he visits different points of anti-government protest in Caracas, Venezuela. Guaido has declared himself interim president and demands new elections, arguing that President Nicolas Maduro's re-election last year was invalid.

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People collect water falling from a leaking pipeline along the banks of the Guaire River during rolling blackouts, which affects access to running water in people's homes, offices and stores, in Caracas, Venezuela.

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A little girl stands inside a plastic barrel while her family waits to collect water from an open pipe above the Guaire River, during rolling blackouts which affect the water pumps in people's homes, offices and stores, in Caracas, Venezuela.

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National Assembly President Juan Guaido, who declared himself interim president of Venezuela, adjusts his blazer as he arrives to lead a session of the opposition-controlled assembly in Caracas, Venezuela. The U.S.-backed leader of the National Assembly has blamed the blackouts that began on alleged government corruption and mismanagement.

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People push a car without fuel to one of the few gas stations that has its own electric generator during an electricity blackout in Caracas, Venezuela. Power and communications outages continue to hit Venezuela, intensifying the hardship of a country paralyzed by economic and political crisis and heightening tension between the bitterly divided factions which accuse each other of being responsible for the collapse of the power grid.

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A man collects water in Avila National Park during rolling blackouts, which affects the water pumps in people's homes and apartment buildings, in Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuelans reached new levels of desperation as the country’s worst blackouts took their toll, gathering in larger numbers than usual at springs in the mountains of Caracas to collect water and scrounging for scarce cash to pay for food in the few shops that were open.

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A woman wipes away tears as she stands with others listening to Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who has declared himself interim president, during a rally to commemorate International Women's Day in Caracas, Venezuela.

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A dog licks his owner during a rally in commemoration of International Women's Day, IWD, in Caracas, Venezuela. Marches and protests are held across the globe to mark IWD under the slogan #BalanceforBetter, with calls for a more gender-balanced world.

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A volunteer gives a Venezuelan student a piggyback ride across the Tachira River into Colombia from Venezuela, near the Francisco de Paula Santander International Bridge which services Cucuta, Colombia, and has been closed by Venezuelan authorities. Many Venezuelan parents send children across the busy border, believing they will get a better education there.

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Venezuelan Congress President Juan Guaido greets the crowd after Ash Wednesday Mass celebrations in Caracas, Venezuela. The U.S. and more than 50 governments recognize Guaido as interim president, saying President Nicolas Maduro wasn't legitimately re-elected last year because opposition candidates weren't permitted to run.

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Venezuelans cross illegally into Colombia near the Simon Bolivar International Bridge, which Venezuelan authorities continue to keep closed, in La Parada near Cucuta. Last weekend, opposition leader Juan Guaido coordinated a failed effort to bring aid from Colombia and Brazil into Venezuela, where security forces loyal to President Nicolas Maduro blocked the supplies at its border bridges, with Maduro describing Guaido's gambit as part of a U.S.-backed plot to overthrow him.

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Anti-government protesters listen to a speech by Venezuelan Congress President Juan Guaido, an opposition leader who declared himself interim president, during a rally demanding the resignation of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela.

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Venezuelan Congress President Juan Guaido, an opposition leader who declared himself interim president, waves from the scaffolding after speaking at a rally demanding the resignation of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. The United States and about 50 other countries recognize Guaido as the rightful president of Venezuela, while Maduro says he is the target of a U.S.-backed coup plot.

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Youths play soccer at Camuri Chico beach in Vargas state, Venezuela. It’s carnival season in Venezuela, though many citizens are not in a mood to party, as the country is gripped by a political crisis that pits leader Nicolas Maduro against Juan Guaido, the opposition chief who was in Paraguay as part of a campaign to build international pressure on his rival to quit.

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A man carries a set of used tires into Venezuela, through a blind spot on the border near the Simon Bolivar International Bridge in La Parada, Colombia. The tires were bought in Cucuta, Colombia and carried across the border into Venezuela.

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Venezuelan Bolivarian National Guard officers mill around several of the trucks that where torched last Saturday, after a confrontation with opposition demonstrators at the Francisco de Paula Santander International Bridge, in Ureña, Venezuela. Over the weekend, security forces on the borders with Colombia and Brazil fired tear gas and buckshot on activists waving Venezuelan flags while escorting trucks with emergency medical and food kits. Four people were killed and at least 300 wounded, although only a few were hospitalized.

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A girl who studies in Cucuta, Colombia, points to the Francisco de Paula Santander international bridge, closed by the Venezuelan Bolivarian National Guard, in Urena, Venezuela. Venezuelan children, who attend school on the Colombian side of the border, have been blocked from class after the border between both countries was closed indefinitely by the Venezuelan government.

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Venezuelan youth protest in front of a barricade demanding the National Guard reopen the border crossing in Urena, Venezuela, on the border with Colombia.

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A man returns a tear gas canister to Venezuelan National Guards in the border area that separates Pacaraima, Brazil, from Santa Elena de Uairen, Venezuela during a confrontation over aid shipments for Venezuela after its government closed its borders. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is blocking aid shipments organized by the opposition that are meant to undermine his rule.

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Masked anti-government protesters gather a few blocks from the border bridge in Urena, Venezuela on the border with Colombia where Venezuelan soldiers continue to block humanitarian aid from entering. A U.S.-backed drive to deliver foreign aid to Venezuela on Saturday met strong resistance as troops loyal to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro blocked the convoys at the border and fired tear gas on protesters.

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Concert goers unfurl their Venezuelan flags during the Venezuela Aid Live concert on the Colombian side of the Tienditas International Bridge near Cucuta, Colombia, on the border with Venezuela.

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Venezuelan singer Carlos Baute, left, gets ready to embrace Venezuela Aid Live concert organizer Sir Richard Branson, prior to the start of the concert on the Colombian side of the Tienditas International Bridge on the outskirts of Cucuta, Colombia, on the border with Venezuela. Venezuela's power struggle is set to convert into a battle of the bands when musicians demanding Nicolas Maduro allow in humanitarian aid and those supporting the embattled leader's refusal sing in rival concerts being held at both sides of a border bridge where tons of donated food and medicine are being stored.

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Government supporters flash heart-hand signals during the "Hands off Venezuela" concert at the Tienditas International Bridge, in Venezuela on the border with Colombia.

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A government supporter waves a Venezuelan national flag as people begin to arrive for the first day of the "Hands off Venezuela" three-day music festival at the Tienditas International Bridge, in Venezuela on the border with Colombia. Venezuela's power struggle is set to convert into a battle of the bands when musicians demanding Nicolas Maduro allow in humanitarian aid and those supporting the embattled leader's refusal sing in rival concerts being held at both sides of a border bridge where tons of donated food and medicine are being stored.

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USAID humanitarian aid destined for Venezuela is displayed for the media at a warehouse next to the Tienditas International Bridge on the outskirts of Cucuta, Colombia, on the border with Venezuela.

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Journalists and members of Colombia's government tour a warehouse where USAID humanitarian aid is stored near the Tienditas International Bridge on the outskirts of Cucuta, Colombia, on the border with Venezuela.

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A government employee records stored humanitarian aid at a warehouse near the Tienditas International Bridge on the outskirts of Cucuta, Colombia, on the border with Venezuela. The U.S. military airlifted tons of humanitarian aid as part of an effort meant to undermine socialist President Nicolas Maduro and back his rival for the leadership of the South American nation.

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A woman holds a sign that reads in Spanish "Respect Venezuela" during a protest against U.S. intervention in Venezuela, outside the U.S embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The U.S. has used military and civilian aircraft to fly in food and personal care aid to Venezuela's Colombian border, in an effort meant to undermine Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and dramatize his government's inability to overcome shortages of food and medicine.

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National Assembly President Juan Guaido, who declared himself interim president of Venezuela, stands next to his wife Fabiana Rosales, left, as he holds his daughter Miranda in a church in Caracas, Venezuela.

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In this photo, Venezuelan migrant Edixon Infante shows a handicraft made in with devalued Venezuelan currency, in Cucuta, Colombia.

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Venezuelan Bolivarian Army soldiers stand guard at the Tienditas International Bridge that links Colombia and Venezuela, near Urena, Venezuela. As humanitarian aid kits were being packed into individual white bags in the city of Cucuta, just across the river from Venezuela, U.S. officials and Venezuelan opposition leaders appealed to the military to the let the aid through.

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Venezuelans return to their country through the San Antonio del Tachira, Venezuela crossing, after shopping in Cucuta, Colombia.

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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro touches his forehead during a press conference at Miraflore's Presidential Palace in Caracas, Venezuela.

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Venezuela's self proclaimed president Juan Guaido, center, gives the thumbs up as he arrives for a meet with university students at the Central University of Venezuela, in Caracas, Venezuela. Guaido declared himself interim president in Venezuela, a move recognized by several dozen countries, but President Nicolas Maduro is refusing to relinquish power.

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Venezuelans return to their country through the San Antonio del Tachira, Venezuela crossing, after shopping in Cucuta, Colombia. As humanitarian aid kits were being packed into individual white bags in the city of Cucuta, just across the river from Venezuela, U.S. officials and Venezuelan opposition leaders appealed to the military to the let the aid through.

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Two semi-trailer trucks containing humanitarian aid from the U.S for Venezuela are escorted by Colombian police in Los Patios, near Cucuta, Colombia about 18 miles from the Colombian-Venezuelan border. Venezuela’s opposition leaders requested the shipments and vowed to bring them inside the troubled nation despite objections from embattled President Nicolas Maduro.

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Police block a street that leads to the U.S embassy during a protest against U.S. intervention in Venezuela, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accuses the United States of trying to orchestrate a coup against him, and that allegation has resonance among many in a region where Washington has a long history of interventions — military and otherwise.

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Supporters of President Nicolas Maduro wave Venezuelan national flags during a rally in Caracas, Venezuela. Maduro called the rally to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the late President Hugo Chavez's rise to power.

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Opposition leader Juan Guaido, center, who has declared himself the interim president of Venezuela, arrives at the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela. Germany, Spain, France, the U.K. and Sweden have announced that they are recognizing Guaido as the country's interim president and are urging him to hold a new presidential election.

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In this handout photo released by the Miraflores Presidential Press Office, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro flashes a V for Victory hand gesture after arriving at the Fort Tiuna military base in Caracas, Venezuela. Since opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president last week with the support of the U.S. and other nations, Maduro has appeared almost daily on state TV with his military, projecting an image of invincibility even as international pressure against him builds.

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People holding signs with a message that reads in Spanish: "No more dictatorship" take part in a walkout against President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela. Doctors in scrubs, businessmen in suits and construction workers in jeans gathered on the streets of Venezuela's capital demanding Maduro step down from power in a walkout organized by the nation's reinvigorated opposition to ratchet up pressure on the embattled president.

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In this photo released to the media by Miraflores presidential palace press office, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro raises his fist from an amphibious tank as he poses for photos alongside first lady Cilia Flores and Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez, center right, at the Naval base in Puerto Cabello, Venezuela.

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Venezuelans protest outside the Venezuelan embassy in Mexico City. Venezuelan migrants held a rally against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and in favor of Juan Guaido, head of Venezuela's opposition-run congress who declared himself interim president of the South American nation.

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An anti-government protester wears a makeshift gas mask to protect himself from tear gas, during clashes with security forces after a rally demanding the resignation of President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. The head of Venezuela's opposition-run congress declared himself interim president at the rally, until new elections can be called.

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Venezuelan Bolivarian National Guardsmen detain a protester after a rally demanding the resignation of President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. The head of Venezuela's opposition-run congress declared himself interim president at the rally, until new elections can be called.

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Carmen Marcano, a Cotiza neighborhood resident, shows her wounds caused by rubber bullets fired by Venezuelan Bolivarian National Guardsmen during a protest, a day prior, in response to the arrest of National Guardsmen who mounted an uprising against President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela. Working class neighborhoods in Venezuela's capital sifted through charred rubble and smoldering trash after isolated protests erupted in the streets.

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Anti-government protesters clash with security forces as they show support for an apparent mutiny by a national guard unit in the Cotiza neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela. The uprising triggered protests which were dispersed with tear gas as residents set fire to a street barricade of trash and chanted demands that President Nicolas Maduro leave power.

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro holds up a book related to his swearing-in ceremony at the Supreme Court in Caracas, Venezuela. Maduro was sworn in to a second term amid international calls for him to step down and a devastating economic crisis.

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Miss Portuguesa, Isabella Rodriguez, center, reacts after being named Miss Venezuela during the annual beauty pageant in Caracas, Venezuela.

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In this satellite image provided by DigitalGlobe shows the Simon Bolivar International Airport shortly after four Russian military aircraft arrived, in Maiquetia, Venezuela. Code-named Blackjack by NATO, the massive warplane is capable of flying at a speed twice exceeding the speed of sound. Russia has upgraded its Tu-160 fleet with new weapons and electronics and plans to produce a modernized version of the bomber.

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A masked youth using a baseball clove throws a stone at police during a protest by Venezuela Central University students demanding an increased budget for scholarships and to reopen the university cafeteria in Caracas, Venezuela.

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Anti-riot police lean against a mural depicting Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez during a protest of outside the Labor Ministry in Caracas, Venezuela. The protesters are demanding better wages.

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Venezuelan migrant cries as she talks to her father on the phone, who is staying in Ecuador, as she boards a bus that will take her to the airport to fly back to her homeland, in Quito, Ecuador. The woman will travel back home with a group of migrants in an airplane provided by the government of Venezuela.

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One hundred Bolivar bills lay on the ground close to the boots of several police officers, after they were thrown by protesters during a protest against the government of President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela. The government is lopping off five zeroes from the "Strong Bolivar," which will remain legal tender, in a bid to tame inflation the IMF estimates will reach 1,000,000 percent this year.

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Nurse Monica Arangure, center, wears a crown and a band that in Spanish says "My needs" during a protest demanding higher, fair wages and against the government of President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela.

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A woman holds up a sign that reads in Spanish "Freedom for Juan Requesens" during a protest in solidarity with Venezuelan lawmaker Juan Requesens, in Caracas, Venezuela.

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