November 26, 2016 18:54 IST

Fidel Castro dead: Iconic photos of the former Cuban leader

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Cuban President Fidel Castro gestures to make a point while talking to Chinese President Jiang Zemin (L) November 21, 1993. Jiang, the first Chinese leader to visit Cuba, left Havana November 22, saying his brief stay would lead to increased cooperation between the two communist nations. Credit: Reuters
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Former South African President Nelson Mandela (L) hugs Cuba's President Fidel Castro during a visit to Mandela's home in Houghton, Johannesburg in this September 2, 2001 file photo. Ailing Cuban leader Castro said on February 19, 2008 that he will not return to lead the country, retiring as head of state 49 years after he seized power in an armed revolution. Credit: Reuters
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Fidel Castro and India's PM Jawaharal Nehru at the Hotel Theresa in Harlem, New York, USA, September 20, 1960. Picture taken September 20, 1960. Credit: Reuters
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Pope Benedict XVI meets Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro in Havana March 28, 2012. Credit: Reuters
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Cuba's veteran revolutionary leader Fidel Castro (R) greets Venezuelan President-elect Hugo Chavez in Havana January 16 on a visit the South American leader said was intended primarily to promote [Colombia's] fledgling peace process. Chavez and Castro were due to meet with Colombian [President Andres Pastrana,] already in Cuba, for lunch January 17. Credit: Reuters
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Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro listens during a meeting with his brother Cuban President Raul Castro (R) and Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez (L) in Havana June 17, 2008. This is the first public images of the bearded revolutionary since January. REUTERS/Estudios Revolucion/Handout (CUBA). Credit: Reuters
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Cuba's former President Fidel Castro (R) and Iran's President Hassan Rouhani (L) meet in Havana, Cuba, September 19, 2016. Credit: Reuters
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Caribbean Presidents of Colombia Andres Pastrana (L) and Cuba's Fidel Castro chat April 17, minutes before the official photo. More than 20 Caribbean heads of state attend to the second summit of the Association of Caribbean States. Credit: Reuters
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Chilean Cardinal Luis Silva Henriquez (L) and Cuban leader Fidel Castro are shown in this file picture from 1971 during Castro's visit to Chile. Silva Henriquez was the head of the Catholic church during the coup d'etat led by General Pinochet in 1973 and became one of the strongest defenders of human rights issues during the dictatorship. The cardinal died in Santiago, April 9, at the age of 91 years. Credit: Reuters
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Cuba's President Fidel Castro gestures during a session at the National Assembly in Havana February 15. Cuba, moving to defend its socialist system against rising crime and U.S. sanctions, announced on Monday harsh new penalties against criminals and political opponents who collaborated with the U.S. government. Credit: Reuters
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Cuban President Fidel Castro ((L) and Ecuadorean President Gustavo Noboa greet supporters on the balcony at the Carondelett Palace in Quito, November 28, 2002. Castro is in Ecuador to attend the inauguration ceremony for Ecuadorean artist's Oswaldo Guayasamin work "La Capilla del hombre" (the chapel of Man), in Quito November 29. Guayasamin, who was Castro's personal friend, had been working on his top work "The Chapel of Man" when he died, on March 10, 1999. Credit: Reuters
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Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro (L) holds up the arm of his brother, Cuba's President Raul Castro, during the closing ceremony of the sixth Cuban Communist Party (PCC) congress in Havana in this April 19, 2011 file photo. Revolutionary icon Fidel Castro turns 86 on August 13, 2012, out of sight, but not out of mind as Cubans wonder about his future and theirs at a time of change in one of world's last communist countries.The bearded leader who was a constant presence and transfixed Cubans for decades with his fiery rhetoric, still holds a special place in the hearts and minds of the Caribbean island's 11 million residents, even as age and infirmity force him farther into the background. Picture taken April 19, 2011. Credit: Reuters
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Cuban President Fidel Castro reads his central report to the congress of his ruling Communist Party on October 8 reaffirming faith in one-party socialism as Cuba moves towards the 21st century. The meeting of some 1,482 delegates and 250 guests began with a tribute to legendary guerrilla Ernesto "Che" Guevara, Castro's right-hand man in the rebel struggle that led to his 1959 revolution. Credit: Reuters
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Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez (L) and his Cuban counterpart Fidel Castro joke after joining their medallions, given by medical graduates, at Havana's Karl Marx theatre, in this August 20, 2005 file photo. Ailing Cuban leader Castro said on February 19, 2008 that he will not return to lead the country as president or commander-in-chief, retiring as head of state 49 years after he seized power in an armed revolution. Credit: Reuters
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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Cuba's President Fidel Castro (R) listen to the Cuban national anthem at the baseball stadium "Latinoamericano" in Havana in this May 14, 2002 file photo. Ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro said on February 19, 2008 that he will not return to lead the country, retiring as head of state 49 years after he seized power in an armed revolution. Credit: Reuters
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Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev and Cuban President Fidel Castro exchange treaties of friendship and cooperation which they signed during a ceremony in Havana. Credit: Reuters
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Cuban President Fidel Castro is shown blowing the birthday candles on his 70th birthday in this file photo in Havana, August 13, 1996. Credit: Reuters
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Fidel Castro (L) and PLO leader Yasser Arafat stand together at the airport in Havana during Arafat's first visit to Cuba November 14, 1974. Picture taken November 14, 1974. Credit: Reuters