Cuba's President Raul Castro addresses the crowd during an event marking the 1953 assault on the Moncada military barracks in Santiago de Cuba

 
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Cuba's President Raul Castro addresses the crowd during an event marking the 1953 assault on the Moncada military barracks in Santiago de Cuba July 26, 2013. Castro assured his people on Friday that a transfer of power to younger generations had begun, in a televised address marking the 60th anniversary of the start of the Cuban revolution. Castro spoke in the city of Santiago in eastern Cuba, where on July 26, 1953, the young Castro and a group of rebels, led by his brother Fidel, attacked the Moncada military barracks in a failed assault that sparked the movement that eventually toppled the U.S.-backed government of dictator Fulgencio Batista on Jan. 1, 1959. At the time of the attack, Raul Castro was 22 and Fidel Castro 27. REUTERS/Stringer