Raúl Castro, brother to Fidel Castro, stepped down on Thursday as president of Cuba, marking the end to nearly six decades of Castro leadership in Cuba.
Gabriel H. Sanchez
BuzzFeed News Photo Essay Editor
Posted on April 19, 2018, at 2:20 p.m. ET
This photo, filed June 1957, is believed to be the only existing one of Fidel Castro leading Cuba's revolutionary forces, with members of his staff and troop commanders, and was taken at a secret base.
Some of the posters which greeted Fidel Castro on his arrival In New York, 1960.
Fidel Castro's speech, on May 1, 1962, at the Plaza de la Revolución in Havana.
Fidel Castro during his rebel victory, 1959.
Prime Minister Fidel Castro giving a radio and televised speech during which he speaks about the measures taken by the United States regarding Cuba during the 1963 missile crisis.
Ernesto Che Guevara and Raúl Castro, 1964.
Raúl Castro talking with a guest at a presidential palace reception for Organization of Latin American Solidarity conference attendees.
Fidel Castro visiting state agronomy school in Havana, 1967.
Fidel Castro (left, at the podium) addressing the assembly at an event commemorating the 20th anniversary of Cuba's victory at the Bay of Pigs in Havana, April 19, 1981.
Fidel Castro and Nelson Mandela attend the anniversary of the Moncada Barracks attack on July 26, 1991, in Matanzas, Cuba.
Raúl Castro and his brother Fidel Castro attend the celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the death of Cuban hero Antonio Maceo in this undated photograph in Cacahual, Havana.
Cubans walk by a billboard that bears the image of Cuba's President Raúl Castro in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, 2008.
Fidel Castro, Cuba's former president and revolutionary leader, makes a rare public appearance to attend the inauguration of an art gallery on Jan. 8, 2014, in Havana.
President Raúl Castro delivers a speech during a gathering celebrating the 55th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, on July 26, 2008, in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.
Retired Cuban boxer "el Chino" Manego in his home on Dec. 28, 2015, in Havana.
Cubans attend the passage of the urn with the ashes of Cuban leader Fidel Castro from the Plaza de la Revolución in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba on Dec. 4, 2016, on its way to the cemetery.
A woman wipes away tears as she clutches a photograph of former Cuban president Fidel Castro after his remains passed by during their four-day journey across the country, on Dec. 3, 2016, in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.
Cuban President Raúl Castro addresses the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 28, 2015, in New York City.
President of Cuba Raúl Castro and Pope Francis exchange gifts at the Paul VI Audience Hall private studio during a private audience on May 10, 2015, in Vatican City.
President Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuba's President Raul Castro on the sidelines of the Summit of the Americas at the Atlapa Convention Center on April 11, 2015, in Panama City.
Cuban President Raúl Castro, March 22, 2016, in Havana.
Gabriel H. Sanchez is the photo essay editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York City.
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