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Chavez' life in images, and reaction to his death

Wednesday - 3/6/2013, 6:44am  ET

FILE - In this July 21, 2006 file photo, Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, left, gestures as Cuba's President Fidel Castro looks on during an event in Cordoba, Argentina. Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 that Chavez has died at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. (AP Photo/Roberto Candia, File)

The Associated Press

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- It was a tearful, televised announcement of Venezuela's vice president that broke the news of the death of Hugo Chavez, the firebrand, larger-than-life socialist who led the nation for 14 years. Vice President Nicolas Maduro is the country's interim president until an election can be held. The 58-year-old's death after a two-year cancer battle drew cheers from Venezuelan immigrants in the U.S. who hoped for change in their homeland, and tears in Caracas. A look at images of Chavez's life and reaction around the world to his death:

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