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Photo Essay: May Day In Cuba


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01 May 2006 Havana, Cuba


Photo Essay by Julie Webb-Pullman


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Over the rise, and into the Plaza de la Revolucion


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…to where it all happens on 01 May


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…under Che's approving gaze...


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… when it's not obscured by the flags of workers from so many countries.

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Palestine was there


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…and Colombia…


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…and most of the Americas.


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Fidel arrived

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…to the sort of tumultuous reception reserved for inspirational leaders of his stature


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… then dealt with last-minute preparations


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…as did a compañera…


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then the show was on the road.

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Renowned international terrorist Luis Posada Carriles was deservedly dissed...


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…as was George W Bush, for harbouring him.


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Having outlined many recent economic successes, and the challenges yet to be faced, Fidel left the lecturn


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…and the Internacionale played

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…enthusiastically accompanied by the crowds.


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After only three hours, Fidel left the stage


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…and the crowd dispersed, but some still hung around, the mums and dads with their kids,


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…their flowers,

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….and their medals, reminders of what it is all about - the fight for a better world...


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…which, against all reason, must still continue.

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