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Fidel Turns 85
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Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro playing baseball. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
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Cuban President Fidel Castro, centre, arriving in Havana, Cuba, with Che Geuvara, right, and Major Camilo Cienfeugos, top, 1st December 1959. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
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Irish actress Maureen O'Hara meets with Fidel Castro. Original Publication: People Disc - HH0395 (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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April 1959: Fidel Castro, Premier of Cuba addressing the American Society of Newspaper Editors during a meeting in Washington, USA. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
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Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)
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circa 1965: Fidel Castro, Cuban statesman and revolutionary shaking hands with Nikita Khrushchev after signing the Economic Treaty between Cuba and USSR. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
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1st February 1967: Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro with Osvaldo Dorticos Torrado the president of the Rebublic, and member of the communist Politburo, at the eighth anniverary of the Cuban Revolution. The statue is Jose Marti, cuban writer, patriot and martyr. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
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1st July 1979: Cuban dictator Fidel Casto with Mexican President Jose Lopez Portillo on a visit to Cozumel Island, Mexico. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
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Fidel Castro visits Spain Felipe Gonzalez, president of the Government, with the commander Fidel Castro (Photo by Paco Junquera/Cover/Getty Images)
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25th June 1965: Cuban Prime Minister Major Fidel Castro sewing the symbolic sugar bag in celebration of reaching the six-million-ton sugar target set at the Antonio Guiteras sugar mill in the Oriente province. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
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circa 1981: The Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro, Prime Minister from 1959. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
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UNDATED: (FILE PHOTO) In this undated photo, Saddam Hussein poses with Fidel Castro. Castro, who turns 77 August 13, 2003, has been in power for 44 years, making him the world's longest serving head of state. (Photo by Getty Images)
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FILE - This April 20, 1960, file photo shows Cuban leader Fidel Castro tossing the traditional first ball at ceremonies opening the International League baseball season, in Havana, Cuba. At right looking on is Rochester Red Wings manager Clyde King whose Redwings met the 1959 Little World Series champion Havana Sugar Kings, in the season opener. King, whose baseball career as a player, coach, manager and front-office man spanned six decades, has died in North Carolina. He was 86. Wayne Memorial Hospital spokeswoman Amy Cain says King died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, in Goldsboro, N.C. (AP Photo/File)
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FILE- This Spet. 20, 1960 file photo shows Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, left, and Cuban President Fidel Castro, center, outside the Hotel Theresa in the Harlem neighborhood of New York. Castro was staying at the hotel during his first visit to the United Nations after coming to power. The famed Hotel Theresa closed in 1967. The building where it was located, at 2090 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, was later designated a city landmark and is now an office building. The hotel was called the "Waldorf of Harlem," hosting celebrities from Louis Armstrong to Fidel Castro. (AP Photo/FILE)
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UNDATED: (FILE PHOTO) In this undated handout from the Palestinian Press Office (PPO), PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat ((L) shares a joke with Cuban President Fidel Castro. Palestinian aides claimed November 4, 2004 that Palestinian President Yasser Arafat was in a coma and in critical condition in the intensive care unit at a military hospital in France after his health suddenly deteriorated. (Photo by PPO/Getty Images)
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COMBO - This three-picture combo shows, from top to bottom, Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, left, shaking hands with Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega in Tripoli, Libya on June 5, 2007; Gadhafi, left, greeting Cuba's President Fidel Castro in Tripoli, Libya on May 17, 2001; and Gadhafi, left, accompanied by Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, waving in Porlamar, Margarita Island, Venezuela on Sept. 28, 2009. Even though after an internal conflict started in Libya in February 2011, Gadhafi is finding himself increasingly alone internationally, he still has at least a few friends far away. Chavez, Castro and Ortega have been foremost in opposing U.S. and NATO military involvement, and in suggesting that reports of atrocities by Gadhafi's troops are overblown or unproven. (AP Photo/Presidential House of Nicaragua, Jairo Cajina; Liborio Noval; Fernando Llano)
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**RETRANSMITTING FOR BETTER QUALITY ** In this photo released by Cuba's Communist daily newspaper Granma, Cuba's leader Fidel Castro, right, is seen along with Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez in Havana, Sunday, Aug. 13, 2006. Chavez's visit came the same day that Castro issued a statement to the Cuban people, warning them that he faces a long and difficult recovery after his surgery. (AP Photo/Granma, HO)
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In this photo downloaded from the state media Cubadebate web site, Cuba's leader Fidel Castro, right, speaks during a meeting with students of Cuba's College Students Federation in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010. (AP Photo/Roberto Chile, Cubadebate)
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In this photo downloaded from the state media Cubadebate web site, Cuba's leader Fidel Castro, right,talks with students while receiving a poster depicting him younger next to the facade of the University of Havana reading in Spanish: "Here I became a revolutionary" in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010. (AP Photo/Roberto Chile, Cubadebate)
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--FILE-- In this Aug. 7, 2010 file photo, Fidel Castro attends a special session of parliament in his first official government appearance in front of lawmakers in four years in Havana, Cuba. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano, File)
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Fidel Turns 85

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