World Reacts to Castro's Resignation

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    Feb. 19: Cuban dissident Omar Pernet Hernandez cries during a press conference in Madrid. Pernet Hernandez, one of four Cuban dissidents who were released after spending years in prison in Cuba for their political beliefs and flew into Spain Sunday, were among 75 dissidents arrested in a government crackdown on the opposition in 2003. The Cubans spoke Tuesday after the announcement that the ailing Fidel Castro had resigned as Cuba's president after nearly a half-century in power, saying he would not accept a new term when the new parliament meets Sunday.

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    Feb. 19: Cuban dissident Omar Pernet Hernandez shows his collar-bone that he broke during his stay in prison and that is partly healed during a press conference in Madrid.

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    Feb. 19: Cuban dissident Omar Pernet Hernandez, left, and Pedro Pablo Alvarez Ramos prepare to leave a press conference in Madrid.

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    Feb. 19: Cuban dissident Omar Pernet Hernandez, right, speaks alongside Pedro Pablo Alvarez Ramos during a press conference in Madrid.

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    Feb. 19: Cuban dissidents, from left to right, Pedro Pablo Alvarez Ramos, Omar Pernet Hernandez, Jose Gabriel Ramon Castillo and Alejandro Gonzalez Raga are seen during a press conference in Madrid.

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    Feb. 19: A woman reads the latest edition of Granma newspaper, the official publication of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, bearing the headline in Spanish: 'Message From the Commander in Chief,' in Havana.

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    Feb. 19: Maria Teuntor watches on Cuban TV the message of Cuba's leader Fidel Castro published in the latest edition of Granma newspaper, the official publication of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, in Havana.

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    Feb. 19: A man reads the latest edition of Granma newspaper, the official publication of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, bearing the headline in Spanish: 'Message from the Commander in Chief,' in Havana.

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    Feb. 19: A bicycle-taxi driver reads the latest edition of Granma newspaper, the official publication of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, bearing the headline in Spanish: 'Message From the Commander in Chief,' in Havana.

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    Feb. 19: A man walks past a billboard showing the portrait of Cuba leader Fidel Castro in Havana.

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    Feb. 19: People walk past a billboard showing Cuban leader Fidel Castro in Havana.

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    Feb. 19: A security guard reads the latest edition of newspaper Juventud Rebelde, which bears the headline in Spanish: 'Message From the Commander in Chief,' in reference to Cuba leader Fidel Castro, in Havana.

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    Feb. 19: People walk past a billboard showing Cuban leader Fidel Castro in Havana.

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    Feb. 19: People stand at the entrance of a building next to a photograph of Cuban leader Fidel Castro in Havana.

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    Feb. 19: A painting depicting Cuba's leader Fidel Castro, right, and a Cuban revolutionary commander, Camilo Cienfuegos, is seen in Havana.

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    Feb. 19: Newspaper clippings showing photographs of Cuba's leader Fidel Castro being visited by presidents and heads of states, among them Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, center, are seen on a window in Havana.

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    Feb. 19: An unidentified motorist and his passenger wave Cuban flags as they celebrate Castro's resignation in the Little Havana area of Miami.

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    Feb. 19: City of Miami police officer Luis Pla displays Cuban flags as he rides his horse on Calle Ocho in the Little Havana area of Miami.

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    Feb. 19: Gov. Charlie Crist talks to reporters in Tallahassee, Fla., about the resignation of Cuban leader Fidel Castro. Crist said, 'Regrettably, this dictatorship continues through the succession of power to Raul Castro, and as Floridians, we must continue to call for free and democratic elections in Cuba, freedom for all political prisoners and respect for all human rights as detailed in the Geneva Conventions.'

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    Feb. 19: Alfredo Rey carries an anti-Castro poster in the Little Havana neighborhood in Miami as Cuban-Americans celebrated the news of Fidel Castro's resignation.

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    Feb. 19: An unidentified motorist and passenger wave Cuban flags as they celebrate Castro's resignation in the Little Havana area of Miami. The sign in the background reads in Spanish: 'Fidel, Don't Resign. Just Die.'

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    Feb. 19: Jose, a street vendor, sells beaded Cuban flags and necklaces in the Little Havana section of Miami as news spreads that Cuban President Fidel Castro had resigned power.

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    Feb. 19: A motorist waves the Cuban flag as he passes a local gathering spot for the exile community in Miami following news that Fidel Castro had resigned as president of Cuba.

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    Feb. 19: Orlando Hernandez sets up Cuban flags for sale in front of the Versailles Restaurant in the Little Havana area of Miami.

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    Feb. 19: Customers order their breakfast at the Versailles Restaurant in the 'Little Havana area of Miami.

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    Feb. 19: Cuban-Americans and former Cuban political prisoners Luis Garcia, left, and Dr. Alfredo Garcia Menocal discuss the latest news out of Cuba over Cuban coffee at the Versailles Restaurant in the Little Havana area of Miami.

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    Feb. 19: Orlando Hernandez sets up Cuban flags for sale in front of the Versailles Restaurant in the Little Havana area of Miami.

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    Feb. 19: Miguel Saavedra, left, chants anti-Castro slogans in the Little Havana area of Miami.

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    Feb. 19: Miguel Miguel Gomez Beruvides, right, chants anti-Castro slogans in the Little Havana area of Miami.

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    Feb. 19: Cuban-American Santiago Portal holds a sign that reads 'Castro is dead. I want change' as motorists respond to his anti-Castro chants in the Little Havana area of Miami.

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    Feb. 19: A small group stages a street demonstration in Miami's Little Havana after news that Fidel Castro had resigned as president of Cuba.

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    Feb. 19: A small group stages a street demonstration in Miami's Little Havana after news that Fidel Castro had resigned as president of Cuba.

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    Feb. 19: A small group stages a street demonstration in Miami's Little Havana after news that Fidel Castro had resigned as president of Cuba.

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    Feb. 19: A man in a small group who staged a street demonstration in front of Cafe Versailles in Miami celebrates after learning that Cuba's President Fidel Castro had resigned.

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    Feb. 19: Santiago Portal listens to his radio for news of Fidel Castro's resignation in Miami's Little Havana neighborhood.

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    Feb. 19: A small group stages a street demonstration in Miami's Little Havana after news that Fidel Castro had resigned as president of Cuba.

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    Feb. 19: A small group stages a street demonstration in Miami's Little Havana after news that Fidel Castro had resigned as president of Cuba.

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    Feb. 19: A truck driver yells at street demonstrators in Miami's Little Havana after word spread that Fidel Castro had resigned as Cuba's president.

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    Feb. 19: Cuban exile Santiago Portal celebrates that Cuban President Fidel Castro's resignation.

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    Feb. 19: Santiago Portal celebrates after word spread in Miami's Little Havana that Fidel Castro had resigned as president of Cuba.

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    Feb. 19: Members of the media outnumber protesters in front of the Versailles restaurant in Miami's Little Havana following news that Fidel Castro has resigned in Cuba.

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    Feb. 19: Customers sit in a Cuban-American restaurant in Union City, N.J. Cubans in Union City, which has the nation's second-largest concentration of Cubans after Miami, were reacting to the resignation of Fidel Castro as Cuba's president.

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