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Nov 28, 2016

Fidel Castro dead at age 90

Fidel Castro dead at age 90

Fidel Castro, Cuba's revolutionairy leader, who lead the country from 1959 till 2006, has died aged 90. He had 600 attempts on his life and beat them all, but he could not beat Mother Nature. Most in Cuba mourned his death while most Cubans in Miami celebrated his death. He was a divisive figure, but one cannot deny he helped shape the world in the 70's and 80's.

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Cuba's former President Fidel Castro and Vietnam's former President Tran Dai Quang meet in Havana, Cuba ALEX CASTRO/REUTERS

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People look at a picture of Cuba's former President Fidel Castro during the opening of the exhibition "Fidel" in Havana, Cuba © Alexandre Meneghini / Reuters/

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File photo of then Cuban President Fidel Castro glancing over his shoulder during the May Day commemoration at Revolution Square in Havana RAFAEL PEREZ/REUTERS

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File photo of then Cuban President Fidel Castro addressing the audience during a political rally in celebration of the 12th birthday of Cuban boy Elian Gonzalez in Cardenas CLAUDIA DAUT/REUTERS

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File photo of then Cuban President Fidel Castro looking at a news ticker flashing on the front windows of the U.S. diplomatic mission while visiting the construction site outside the mission in Havana CLAUDIA DAUT/REUTERS

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File photo of then Cuban President Fidel Castro talking to then Pope John Paul II during the presentation of their delegations at the Palace of the Revolution in Havana PAUL HANNA/REUTERS

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File photo of Fidel Castro in Romania PRENSA LATINA/REUTERS

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File photo of people being seen through a poster with a picture of Cuba's former leader Fidel Castro and late Argentine revolution leader Che Guevara during the May Day parade in Havana's Revolution Square DESMOND BOYLAN/REUTERS

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File photo of Cuba's President Fidel Castro and former South Africa's President Mandela in Johannesburg CHRIS KOTZE/REUTERS

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File photo of then Cuban President Fidel Castro acknowledging the applause of the audience in Havana CLAUDIA DAUT/REUTERS

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File photo of then Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro attending manoeuvres during the 19th anniversary of his and his fellow revolutionaries arrival on the yacht Granma, in Havana PRENSA LATINA/REUTERS

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File photo of then Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro playing baseball in Havana PRENSA LATINA/REUTERS

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File photo of then Cuban President Fidel Castro and then Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev exchanging documents during a treaty signing ceremony in Havana GARY HERSHORN/REUTERS

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File photo of then Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro smoking a cigar during interviews with the press during a visit of U.S. Senator Charles McGovern, in Havana PRENSA LATINA/REUTERS

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File photo of then Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro relaxing in a swimming pool during a visit to Romania PRENSA LATINA/REUTERS

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File photo of Ernesto Che Guevara playing golf as Fidel Castro stands behind him at Colina Villareal in Havana PRENSA LATINA/REUTERS

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File photo of then Cuban President Fidel Castro addressing the audience during an event with his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez on Havana's Revolution Square STRINGER/REUTERS

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File photo of then Cuban President Fidel Castro smoking a cigar during a meeting of the National Assembly in Havana PRENSA LATINA/REUTERS

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File photo of China's Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi writing in a notebook as former Cuban leader Fidel Castro holds it during a meeting in Havana STRINGER/REUTERS

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File photo of then Cuban President Fidel Castro addressing the audience as president of the Non-Aligned Movement at the United Nations in New York PRENSA LATINA/REUTERS

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File photo of a man walking past graffitti that reads "Long live Fidel" in Santiago de Cuba © Claudia Daut / Reuters/REUTERS

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People celebrate after the announcement of the death of Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro in the Little Havana district of Miami JAVIER GALEANO/REUTERS

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People celebrate the death of Cuban leader Fidel Castro, in Little Havana, Miami GASTON DE CARDENAS/REUTERS

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Cuban Margarita Aguilar kisses her grand-daughter Dylyn after the announcement of the death of Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro in the Little Havana district of Miami JAVIER GALEANO/REUTERS

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The Cuban flag flies at half mast after the death of Cuba's former President Fidel Castro was announced in Havana ENRIQUE DE LA OSA/REUTERS

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People celebrate after the announcement of the death of Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, in the Little Havana district of Miami JAVIER GALEANO/REUTERS

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A picture of the late Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro is on display outside the Cuban embassy in Chile, in Santiago STRINGER/REUTERS

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People sign condolences book for former Cuban leader Fidel Castro at the Cuban Embassy KEVIN GRANJA/REUTERS

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A man poses for a picture next to a statue of Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro with flowers as part of the tribute following the announcement of his death inside the Cuban embassy in Lima, MARIANA BAZO/REUTERS

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A man walks near a garaffiti of Cuba's former president Fidel Castro in Artemisa province, Cuba ENRIQUE DE LA OSA/REUTERS

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Marlon Mendez (10), who claims to be an admirer of Cuba's former president Fidel Castro, poses inside his bedroom that is adorned with pictures of Castro, in Artemisa province, Cuba ENRIQUE DE LA OSA/REUTERS

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