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Cuban capital to reopen amid thaw in Washington-Havana relations
The reopening of the capitol to lawmakers carries a potent symbolism, coming as Cuba moves toward full diplomatic relations with the U.S.
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This Dec. 30, 2014 photo shows the Egyptian onyx statue of a maiden warrior that symbolizes the republic standing inside the capitol which is undergoing renovation in Havana, Cuba. Cuba's legislature moved out of the neoclassical building in 1959 and was instead used by the Cuban Academy of Sciences and the Ministry of Technology. In March 2015, Cubas National Assembly will move back in thanks to the first phase of a massive renovation project. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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This Dec. 30, 2014 photo shows images and names of former Cuban presidents, including Gerardo Machado Morales, right, which was defaced after he was toppled from power in 1933 inside the capitol building in Havana, Cuba. In March 2015, Cubas National Assembly will move back into the building thanks to the first phase of a massive renovation project meant to restore the building to its former glory. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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This Dec. 30, 2014 photo shows the capitol dome through a window during restoration work in Havana, Cuba. Fidel Castros rebels swept into Havana in 1959 and went to work purging the U.S. legacy from a capital that had been a virtual outpost of Washington. The new government moved Cubas legislature out of this near-perfect replica of the U.S. Capitol building that had loomed over Havana for 30 years, a reminder of Washingtons influence. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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This Dec. 30, 2014 photo shows the main assembly hall inside the capitol which is undergoing restoration in Havana, Cuba. The reopening of the building to Cuba's National Assembly, set for March 2015, carries potent symbolism as Cuba moves toward full diplomatic relations with the U.S. Officials say the timing of its reopening is coincidental. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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This Dec. 30, 2014 photo shows workers standing on scaffolding around the capitol dome as it's restored in Havana, Cuba. The first phase of the renovation required the repair or replacement of drain and water pipes and wiring, and involved extensive architectural work because the original plans for the building were mysteriously lost. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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This Dec. 30, 2014 photo shows construction workers outside the Capitol dome under restoration in Havana, Cuba. Opened in 1929, the Cuban capitol is smaller than its U.S. counterpoint overall but its taller and its dome is bigger. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

Cuban capital to reopen amid thaw in Washington-Havana relations

The reopening of the capitol to lawmakers carries a potent symbolism, coming as Cuba moves toward full diplomatic relations with the U.S.

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