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Fidel Castro: A Life In Pictures

Fidel Castro, the man who led Cuba for nearly five decades, has died at the age of 90.

After sweeping to power in a communist uprising in 1959, Castro served as prime minister or president of the Caribbean island state for nearly 50 years, surviving a U.S.-backed military invasion, 10 U.S. presidents, U.S. economic sanctions, diplomatic isolation, and the demise of his chief Soviet sponsor.

He also played a central role in bringing the world to the brink of nuclear war during the Cuban missile crisis.

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