Photos: Remembering Fidel Castro, the revolutionary Cuban leader

Updated: Feb 17, 2017, 13:04
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    An undated image showing Fidel Castro in Sierra Maestra, Cuba. Pics/AFP
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  • Photos: Remembering Fidel Castro, the revolutionary Cuban leader
    Fidel Castro (R), surrounded by the members of his leftist guerrilla movement "26th of July Movement", waves from a jeep 04 January 1959, entering Cienfuegos after the victory over the forces of Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista. AFP PHOTO
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    This 1963 file photo shows Argentine-born legendary revolutionary figure Ernesto "Che" Guevara (L) with Cuban leader Fidel Castro (R) in Havana's famous "1830" restaurant four years after he and Fidel Castro led the revolution that toppled Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista. AFP PHOTO
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    Undated handout picture released by Cuban website "Cubadebate" on August 5, 2010, showing Fidel Castro (C), his brother Raul (L) and Rene Ramos Latour in Sierra Maestra, Cuba. AFP PHOTO
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    This 1959 file photo shows Cuban leader Fidel Castro (C) in a baseball uniform practicing pitching prior to a friendly game between revolutionary Cubans divided into two teams self-dubbed "Barbudos" (the bearded ones) and "Occidente" (the west) in Havana. AFP PHOTO
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  • Photos: Remembering Fidel Castro, the revolutionary Cuban leader
    This 1959 file photo shows Cuban leader Fidel Castro (L), then 33 years old, chatting with ailing 31-year-old Ernesto "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. Most of Latin American countries are celebrating 08 October the 30th anniversary of Guevara's death. AFP PHOTO
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    Fidel Castro then the Cuban Prime Secretary of the Cuban Communist party and President of the State Council addresses delegates of the General Assembly of the United Nations, 26 September 1960 in New York. AFP PHOTO
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    Cuban First Secretary of the Cuban Communist party and President of the State Council Fidel Castro (C) takes a picture next to Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev (R), on May 6, 1963, during a four-week official visit to Moscow. Castro resigned on February 19, 2008 as president and commander in chief of Cuba in a message published in the online version of the official daily Granma. AFP PHOTO
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    Iraqi vice-president Saddam Hussein (C), stands with Cuban President Fidel Castro (L) and Defense minister General Raul Castro (R), 30 January 1979 in Havana, during his visit to Cuba. AFP PHOTO
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    Cuban First Secretary of the Cuban Communist party and President of the State Council Fidel Castro is seen skiing, in January 1964, near Moscow, during his official visit to USSR. Second left is Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev AFP PHOTO
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    Picture dated 1959 shows Cuban leader Fidel Castro (R) next to a look-alike, Cuban actor Armando Roblan, impersonating Castro at Marti theatre, in Havana. Many Cuban people think Castro had a double. AFP PHOTO
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    Picture dated 1959 of Cuban leader Fidel Castro (C) shortly after toppling dictator Fulgencio Batista during the revolutionary triumph, in Cienfuegos, 04 January 1959. AFP PHOTO
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    Undated picture from the files of the Palestinian Authority's press office (PPO) showing Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat (L) with Cuba's communist leader Fidel Castro. AFP PHOTO
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    Cuban President Fidel Castro gestures as he talks to reporters in his customary military uniform, 23 July 1992, in Madrid. Castro, who was taking part in the second Summit of Latin American leaders with those of Portugal and Spain was on his first visit to a west European country in an official capacity. AFP PHOTO
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On February 16, 1959, Fidel Castro became the Premier of Cuba after dictator Fulgencio Batista was overthrown on January 1. On this day, look back at some vintage images from the man's life...

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