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Here's What Fidel Castro Looks Like Today

The geriatric Cuban leader makes a rare appearance at the polls.

Posted on February 4, 2013, at 4:09 p.m. ET

The 86-year-old Castro unexpectedly showed up at a parliament election polling place in Havana this Sunday.

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It was a surprise for Cubans and the press — the last time we saw Castro was in still photos in October, when he posed in a garden to fight off rumors of a debilitating stroke.

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Castro didn't comment on his own health, but he did comment on the declining health of his friend, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

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"He is much better, recovering," Castro said.

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"It has been a tough battle, but he has been improving. We have to cure him. Chavez is very important for his country and for Latin America."

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