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From Shih Tzus to Schnauzers, Dogs Meet in Cuba
Hundreds of people came to a scruffy field near Revolution Plaza to preen and fuss over the shih tzus, beagles, schnauzers and cocker spaniels that are the annual Fall Canine Expo's star attractions.
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In this Nov. 25, 2012 photo, chihuahua dogs in costume, from left, Petite, Legrand and Lentille, sit on the hood of a classic American car at the Fall Canine Expo in Havana, Cuba. Hundreds of people from all over Cuba and several other countries came for the four-day competition to show off their shih tzus, beagles, schnauzers and cocker spaniels that are the annual Fall Canine Expoâs star attractions. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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In this Nov. 23, 2012 photo, a bichon habanero dog named April Ferher peers from a car window before competing in the Fall Canine Expo in Havana, Cuba. Bichon habaneros are mid-sized dogs that have been bred on the island since the 17th century. Hundreds of people from all over Cuba and several other countries came for the four-day competition to show off their shih tzus, beagles, schnauzers and cocker spaniels that are the annual Fall Canine Expos star attractions. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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In this Nov. 22, 2012 photo, a dalmatian sits in a car during the Fall Canine Expo in Havana, Cuba. Hundreds of people from all over Cuba and several other countries came for the four-day competition to show off their shih tzus, beagles, schnauzers and cocker spaniels that are the annual Fall Canine Expos star attractions. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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In this Nov. 25, 2012 photo, the Aguiar family shows off their chow chow dog named Paco who won a prize in the puppy category at the Fall Canine Expo in Havana, Cuba. Hundreds of people from all over Cuba and several other countries came for the four-day competition to show off their shih tzus, beagles, schnauzers and cocker spaniels that are the annual Fall Canine Expos star attractions. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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In this Nov. 25, 2012 photo, three chihuahua dogs peer out the car window as they arrive to be shown off at the Fall Canine Expo in Havana, Cuba. Hundreds of people from all over Cuba and several other countries came for the four-day competition to show off their shih tzus, beagles, schnauzers and cocker spaniels that are the annual Fall Canine Expos star attractions. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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In this Nov. 22, 2012 photo, an Afghan dog named Samantha wears a decorative hood that protects her ears from getting dirty before competing at the Fall Canine Expo in Havana, Cuba. Hundreds of people from all over Cuba and several other countries came for the four-day competition to show off their shih tzus, beagles, schnauzers and cocker spaniels that are the annual Fall Canine Expos star attractions. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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In this Nov. 25, 2012 photo, a man holds two chihuahua dogs, one dressed in a U.S. flag, at the Fall Canine Expo in Havana, Cuba. Hundreds of people from all over Cuba and several other countries came for the four-day competition to show off their shih tzus, beagles, schnauzers and cocker spaniels that are the annual Fall Canine Expoâs star attractions. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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In this picture Nov. 25, 2012 photo, a chihuahua named Pulgar wears a costume at the Fall Canine Expo in Havana, Cuba. Hundreds of people from all over Cuba and several other countries came for the four-day competition to show off their shih tzus, beagles, schnauzers and cocker spaniels that are the annual Fall Canine Expos star attractions. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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In this Nov. 22, 2012 photo, a dog looks up at a piece of food offered by its owner before competing in the Fall Canine Expo in Havana, Cuba. Hundreds of people from all over Cuba and several other countries came for the four-day competition to show off their shih tzus, beagles, schnauzers and cocker spaniels that are the annual Fall Canine Expos star attractions. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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In this Nov. 25, 2012 photo, a pekingese dog named Belle holds still while being combed at the Fall Canine Expo in Havana, Cuba. Hundreds of people from all over Cuba and several other countries came for the four-day competition to show off their shih tzus, beagles, schnauzers and cocker spaniels that are the annual Fall Canine Expos star attractions. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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In this Nov. 22, 2012 photo, people sit on a car seat with their galgos dogs during the Fall Canine Expo in Havana, Cuba. Hundreds of people from all over Cuba and several other countries came for the four-day competition to show off their shih tzus, beagles, schnauzers and cocker spaniels that are the annual Fall Canine ExpoÌs star attractions. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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In this Nov. 25, 2012 photo, a man holds his chihuahua dog wearing a costume at the Fall Canine Expo in Havana, Cuba. Hundreds of people from all over Cuba and several other countries came for the four-day competition to show off their shih tzus, beagles, schnauzers and cocker spaniels that are the annual Fall Canine Expos star attractions. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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In this Nov. 23, 2012, dogs on leashes stand by their owners waiting to show them off at the Fall Canine Expo in Havana, Cuba. Hundreds of people from all over Cuba and several other countries came for the four-day competition to show off their shih tzus, beagles, schnauzers and cocker spaniels that are the annual Fall Canine Expos star attractions. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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In this Nov. 23, 2012 photo, a man watches the competition with his German shepherd at the Fall Canine Expo in Havana, Cuba. Hundreds of people from all over Cuba and several other countries came for the four-day competition to show off their shih tzus, beagles, schnauzers and cocker spaniels that are the annual Fall Canine Expos star attractions. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
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In this Nov. 23, 2012 photo, a man carries his Afghan hound named Abel to keep him from getting dirty before showing him at the Fall Canine Expo in Havana, Cuba. Hundreds of people from all over Cuba and several other countries came for the four-day competition to show off their shih tzus, beagles, schnauzers and cocker spaniels that are the annual Fall Canine Expos star attractions. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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In this Nov. 25, 2012 photo, a person takes pictures of chihuahua dogs in costume, from left, Petite, Legrand and Lentille, sitting on the hood of a classic American car at the Fall Canine Expo in Havana, Cuba. Hundreds of people from all over Cuba and several other countries came for the four-day competition to show off their shih tzus, beagles, schnauzers and cocker spaniels that are the annual Fall Canine Expos star attractions. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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In this Nov. 23, 2012 photo, an Afghan hound named Abel waits with his owner before competing at the Fall Canine Expo in Havana, Cuba. Hundreds of people from all over Cuba and several other countries came for the four-day competition to show off their shih tzus, beagles, schnauzers and cocker spaniels that are the annual Fall Canine Expos star attractions. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

From Shih Tzus to Schnauzers, Dogs Meet in Cuba

Hundreds of people came to a scruffy field near Revolution Plaza to preen and fuss over the shih tzus, beagles, schnauzers and cocker spaniels that are the annual Fall Canine Expo's star attractions.

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