Cuban rebel leader Fidel Castro (R) and Argentine born revolutionary leader Ernesto Che Guevara (L) in a picture dated 8 January 1959, on the day they entered Havana after the victory over the forces of Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista.
An undated picture of Ernesto Che Guevara (R), born on 14 June 1928 in Rosario, Argentine, who became one of the most important revolutionary leaders in Latin America.
Celia de la Serna holding her son Ernesto Che Guevara in an undated picture.
This 1959 photo shows Cuban Fidel Castro (L), then 33 years old, chatting with ailing 31-year-old Che Guevara, at his barracks in Havana, shortly after both led the revolution that overthrew the Batista regime. The relationship between Castro and the Argentine-born revolutionary, who suffered from asthma his whole life, was often compared to the one of a father and son by people of their entourage.
The picture taken in 1959 near Havana in Cuba, shows Che Guevara talking with a Cuban guerilla fighter.
This 1959 file photo shows Argentine-born revolutionary Che Guevara (R) waiting for the ball at first base as Raul Castro tries to beat the throw during a friendly baseball game in Havana.
Picture of Cuban leader Fidel Castro (C) delivering a speech next to Camilo Cienfuegos (R) and Ernesto Che Guevara (L) in 1959 in Havana.
Revolutionary leader Ernesto Che Guevara (2-R) and Aleida Guevara (R) at their wedding function in 1959 in Havana, attended by Vilma Espin (2-L) and her husband Raul Castro (L).
Commander Raul Castro (R) and Commander Ernesto Che Guevara in Havana in the early 60's.
Picture taken in 1967 near Nancahuazu in Bolivia, shows Che Guevara riding a horse, as he was trying to organise the revolution in Bolivia. Che Guevara, born Argentinian, who took an important part in the Cuban revolution, was captured by the Bolivian army and CIA agents on 8 October 1967, executed and buried the next day.
Picture taken on 21 November 1965 of Argentine-born guerrilla leader Ernesto Che Guevara on board a barge while crossing the Tanganika Lake from the then Congo Leopoldville (Belgian Congo) to Tanzania, during the withdrawal of forces after a failed campaign in Congo. The campaign had started in April 1965.
Picture taken in the 60's, Che Guevara (L) with his son Ernesto Guevara March on his lap and his wife Aleida March playing with her son Camilo Guevara (C) and her daughter Celia Guevara.
A 1965 photo shows Cuban-Argentinian guerrilla Ernesto Guevara (L) in a jungle camp of Congolese and Cuban soldiers involved in the guerilla movement in that country. After the failure of that uprising, Guevara spent several months in Tanzania where he wrote about his experience in the Congo, ultimately resulting in the book "Writings on Revolutionary War: Congo," which became available in Cuba, 27 April 1999, for the first time.
The 1960 file photo shows Cuban film director Tomas Gutierrez Alea (Titon) (L), discussing his film "History of the Revolution" with Che Guevara (R) when Guevera visited the director on location.
Cuban soldiers carry the coffin containing the remains of Cuban revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara 14 October 1997 as the funeral cortege prepares to depart for the town of Santa Clara, 300 km east of the Cuban capital, where Che was burried in a new mausoleum complex along with six of his comrades killed with him by the Bolivian army in 1967. Guevara and his troops liberated Santa Clara in December 1958 from US-backed Fulgencio Batista's troops.
Thousands of Cubans line the streets of the Cuban capital to watch the funeral cortege carrying the remains of revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara and six of his comrades killed with him in Bolivia in 1967, as it leaves Havana 14 October 1997 to head for the town of Santa Clara where the seven rebels will be laid to rest permanently.
Che's image has become a logo, found on an endless array of items, including T-shirts, hats, posters and tattoos as he still remains a wide-ranging popular icon of youthful rebellion.
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On the birth anniversary of Cuban revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara today, here are some rare images of this Argentine Marxist revolutionary, who was also a physician, author and a guerrilla leader. All pics/AFP
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