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A boy gestures during a rally in support of Venezuelan President Hugo... News PhotoBoys,Caracas,Child,Gesturing,Horizontal,Hugo Chávez,Political Rally,Politics,VenezuelaPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPA boy gestures during a rally in support of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, in Caracas on December 9, 2012. Chavez was poised to head to Cuba Sunday for more cancer surgery, after speaking for the first time of a successor in this oil-rich nation he so thoroughly dominates should he not recover. Treatment is 'absolutely necessary,' the leftist leader said in a bombshell statement on state television in which he admitted he may have to give up the presidency and that Vice President Nicolas Maduro is his chosen successor. AFP PHOTO/JUAN BARRETO (Photo credit should read JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images)