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Venezuela releases first photos of Chavez in hospital

By Agence France-Presse
Friday, February 15, 2013 11:08 EDT
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Handout picture taken from Venezuelan Interior Minister Ernesto Villegas' Twitter account on February 15, 2013,of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez surrounded by his daughters at hospital in Havana. (AFP)
 
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Venezuela on Friday released the first photos of President Hugo Chavez since he underwent his fourth round of cancer surgery in Havana back in December.

The shots gave Venezuelans living in a state of limbo without their once media-happy and larger than life commandante a first glimpse of him as he convalesces. Chavez has been fitted with a breathing tube in his throat, making it hard for him to speak, the government said.

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