Fidel Castro

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Cuban First Vice President Jose Ramon Machado , Culture Minister Abel... News PhotoBirthday,Cuba,Ecuador,Fidel Castro,Former,Government,Havana,Horizontal,Listening,Opening Event,Politics,Respect,Ricardo Alarcon,Talking,Vice PresidentPhotographer Collection: AFP 2011 AFPCuban First Vice President Jose Ramon Machado (2nd L), Culture Minister Abel Prieto (C) and Cuban Parliament President Ricardo Alarcon (R) listen to Alfredo Vera (2nd R) of the Guayasamin Foundation from Ecuador speak during the opening of a homage to former Cuban president Fidel Castro to mark his 85th birthday, late on August 12, 2011, at the Karl Marx Theater in Havana. Cuban revolutionary icon Castro turns 85 on August 13, 2011 amid celebrations in his honor that he so far failed to attend. Cuba has been partying since August 9, with concerts, ballet performances and art exhibitions organized on behalf of the man who led the island nation for nearly 50 years before ill health led him to cede power to his brother Raul in 2006. AFP PHOTO / ADALBERTO ROQUE (Photo credit should read ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images)