Cuba's President Raul Castro arrives followed by Ricardo Alarcon, president of the National Assembly, for the start of a session in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. The session is

 

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Cuba's President Raul Castro arrives followed by Ricardo Alarcon, president of the National Assembly, for the start of a session in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. The session is one of the National Assembly's twice-yearly gatherings. (AP Photo/Ismael Francisco, Cubadebate)