Images of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez surround an image of Venezuela's independence hero Simon Bolivar, center left, as they are displayed for sale on the sidelines of a rally by

 

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Images of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez surround an image of Venezuela's independence hero Simon Bolivar, center left, as they are displayed for sale on the sidelines of a rally by Chavez supporters in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. The cult of personality that Chavez long nurtured has been flourishing like never before as he confronts an increasingly difficult struggle against the mysterious cancer that afflicts him. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)