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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Absent but omnipresent, Chavez a powerful symbol

A street vendor sells dolls of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez called "La Intumbable," or roughly "One who cannot be toppled" at a rally Wednesday by Chavez supporters in Caracas, Venezuela. The dolls have a weight at the bottom and when pushed, stand right back up.