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State media: Fidel Castro attends Cuban Communist congress

  • Cuba's President Raul Castro addresses the 7th Cuban Communist Party Congress in Havana, Cuba, Saturday, April 16, 2016, as an image of his brother Fidel Castro is displayed behind.  The Communist Party opened their four-day Congress on Saturday, and are expected to decide the course of the island in the midst of an economic crisis and diplomatic thaw with the United States. The party holds its Congress every five years. (Ismael Francisco/Cubadebate via AP)

    Cuba's President Raul Castro addresses the 7th Cuban Communist Party Congress in Havana, Cuba, Saturday, April 16, 2016, as an image of his brother Fidel Castro is displayed behind. The Communist Party opened their four-day Congress on Saturday, and are expected to decide the course of the island in the midst of an economic crisis and diplomatic thaw with the United States. The party holds its Congress every five years. (Ismael Francisco/Cubadebate via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Fidel Castro, left and his brother, Cuba's President Raul Castro, attend the closing ceremonies of the 7th Congress of the Cuban Communist Party, as they national anthem is played in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Fidel Castro formally stepped down in 2008 after suffering gastrointestinal ailments and public appearances have been increasingly unusual in recent years. (Ismael Francisco/Cubadebate via AP)

    Fidel Castro, left and his brother, Cuba's President Raul Castro, attend the closing ceremonies of the 7th Congress of the Cuban Communist Party, as they national anthem is played in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Fidel Castro formally stepped down in 2008 after suffering gastrointestinal ailments and public appearances have been increasingly unusual in recent years. (Ismael Francisco/Cubadebate via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Fidel Castro is applauded by his brother, Cuba's President Raul Castro, right, and the second secretary of the Central Committee, Jose Ramon Machado Ventura, left, during the closing ceremonies for the 7th Congress of the Cuban Communist Party in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Fidel Castro formally stepped down in 2008 after suffering gastrointestinal ailments and public appearances have been increasingly unusual in recent years. (Ismael Francisco/Cubadebate via AP)

    Fidel Castro is applauded by his brother, Cuba's President Raul Castro, right, and the second secretary of the Central Committee, Jose Ramon Machado Ventura, left, during the closing ceremonies for the 7th Congress of the Cuban Communist Party in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Fidel Castro formally stepped down in 2008 after suffering gastrointestinal ailments and public appearances have been increasingly unusual in recent years. (Ismael Francisco/Cubadebate via AP)  (The Associated Press)

State media say Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro is attending the closing ceremonies of the country's twice-a-decade Communist Party congress.

Unlike the opening ceremonies, the events are not being broadcast live on state television and government media so far are not publishing images of Castro, who is 89.

The congress has chosen the country's top two leaders, the first and second secretaries of the party, but the results were not made public by midmorning Tuesday.

Castro formally stepped down in 2008 after suffering gastrointestinal ailments and public appearances have been increasingly unusual in recent years. State media broadcast a rare video of him in public after he visited a school on April 7.