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Castro Makes First Government Appearance in Four Years
Fidel Castro made an emphatic speech Saturday urging President Barack Obama to prevent a global nuclear war. This marks Castro's first official government appearance since emergency surgery four years ago.

Fidel Castro

August 7: Fidel Castro attends a special session of parliament in his first official government appearance before lawmakers in four years in Havana, Cuba. Castro, who turns 84 on Aug. 13, is making near daily appearances in and around Havana after spending four years almost completely out of the public eye following emergency intestinal surgery that forced him to cede power to his younger brother Raul.

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Fidel Castro

August 7: Fidel Castro attends a special session of parliament in his first official government appearance in front of lawmakers in four years in Havana, Cuba. Castro, who turns 84 on Aug. 13, is making near daily appearances in and around Havana after spending four years almost completely out of the public eye following emergency intestinal surgery that forced him to cede power to his younger brother Raul.

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Fidel Castro

August 7: Fidel Castro, front center, gestures to lawmakers as he leaves a special session of parliament, his first official government appearance in front of lawmakers in four years in Havana, Cuba. Castro, who turns 84 on Aug. 13, is making near daily appearances in and around Havana after spending four years almost completely out of the public eye following emergency intestinal surgery that forced him to cede power to his younger brother Raul. At bottom left is Ricardo Alarcon, president of parliament.

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Raul Castro

August 7: Cuba's President Raul Castro waves as his brother Fidel Castro, top left partially covered, leaves after a special session of parliament, Fidel Castro's first official government appearance in front of lawmakers in four years in Havana, Cuba. Castro, who turns 84 on Aug. 13, is making near daily appearances in and around Havana after spending four years almost completely out of the public eye following emergency intestinal surgery that forced him to cede power to his younger brother Raul.

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Fidel Castro

August 7: Fidel Castro waves during a special session of parliament, his first official government appearance in front of lawmakers in four years in Havana, Cuba. Castro, who turns 84 on Aug. 13, is making near daily appearances in and around Havana, after spending four years almost completely out of the public eye following emergency intestinal surgery that forced him to cede power to his younger brother Raul.

AP

Fidel Castro

August 7: Fidel Castro speaks during a special session of parliament in his first official government appearance in front of lawmakers in four years in Havana, Cuba. Castro, who turns 84 on Aug. 13, is making near daily appearances in and around Havana after spending four years almost completely out of the public eye following emergency intestinal surgery that forced him to cede power to his younger brother Raul.

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Fidel and Raul Castro

August 7: Fidel Castro, left, speaks as his brother Raul Castro, right, looks on during a special session of parliament, Fidel Castro's first official government appearance in front of lawmakers in four years in Havana, Cuba. Castro, who turns 84 on Aug. 13, is making near daily appearances in and around Havana after spending four years almost completely out of the public eye following emergency intestinal surgery that forced him to cede power to his younger brother Raul.

AP

Fidel Castro

August 7: Fidel Castro speaks during a special session of parliament in his first official government appearance in front of lawmakers in four years in Havana, Cuba. Castro, who turns 84 on Aug. 13, is making near daily appearances in and around Havana after spending four years almost completely out of the public eye following emergency intestinal surgery that forced him to cede power to his younger brother Raul. At left is Ricardo Alarcon, president of parliament.

AP

Fidel Castro

August 7: Fidel Castro speaks at a special session of parliament in his first official government appearance in front of lawmakers in four years in Havana, Cuba. Castro, who turns 84 on Aug. 13, is making near daily appearances in and around Havana, after spending four years almost completely out of the public eye following emergency intestinal surgery that forced him to cede power to his younger brother Raul.

AP

Fidel Castro

August 7: Fidel Castro holds up documents titled in Spanish "Message to young Cubans" as he speaks at a special session of parliament, his first official government appearance in front of lawmakers in four years in Havana, Cuba. Castro, who turns 84 on Aug. 13, is making near daily appearances in and around Havana after spending four years almost completely out of the public eye following emergency intestinal surgery that forced him to cede power to his younger brother Raul.

AP

Fidel and Raul Castro

August 7: Fidel Castro, left, and his brother Raul Castro attend a special session of parliament, Fidel Castro's first official government appearance in front of lawmakers in four years in Havana, Cuba. Fidel Castro, who turns 84 on Aug. 13, is making near daily appearances in and around Havana, after spending four years almost completely out of the public eye following emergency intestinal surgery that forced him to cede power to his younger brother Raul.

AP

Fidel Castro

August 7: Fidel Castro waves during a special session of parliament, his first official government appearance in front of lawmakers in four years in Havana, Cuba. Castro, who turns 84 on Aug. 13, is making near daily appearances in and around Havana, after spending four years almost completely out of the public eye following emergency intestinal surgery that forced him to cede power to his younger brother Raul.

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Castro Makes First Government Appearance in Four Years

Fidel Castro made an emphatic speech Saturday urging President Barack Obama to prevent a global nuclear war. This marks Castro's first official government appearance since emergency surgery four years ago.

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