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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

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

    Posted: 7/26/2013 3:23:43 PM EST
    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
  •  - Cuba's President Raul Castro addresses the crowd during an event marking the 1953 assault on the Moncada military barracks in Santiago de Cuba

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

    Posted: 7/26/2013 3:23:43 PM EST
    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
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              In this May 11, 2013 photo, Abrahan Bueno, 39, a gay transvestite artist known as "Imperio," performs at the Karl Marx theater in Havana, Cuba. A week of drag shows, colorful marches an

    In this May 11, 2013 photo, Abrahan Bueno, 39, a gay transvestite artist known as "Imperio," performs at the Karl Marx theater in Havana, Cuba. A week of drag shows, colorful marches an

    Posted: 5/17/2013 6:51:33 PM EST
    In this May 11, 2013 photo, Abrahan Bueno, 39, a gay transvestite artist known as "Imperio," performs at the Karl Marx theater in Havana, Cuba. A week of drag shows, colorful marches and social and cultural events in Havana culminates Friday with celebrations of the International Day Against Homophobia. Gays were persecuted for decades after the 1959 Cuban Revolution, sometimes sent to grueling rural work camps along with others considered socially suspect by the Communist government. But there has been a gradual shift away from macho attitudes, and Fidel Castro himself has publicly regretted the mistreatment of people seen as different. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
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              In this May 15, 2013, Dayan Sanchez, 25, a gay transvestite artist known as "Venus," takes a break from a make-up session that can take as long as two hours, at the Fashion Bar Havana,

    In this May 15, 2013, Dayan Sanchez, 25, a gay transvestite artist known as "Venus," takes a break from a make-up session that can take as long as two hours, at the Fashion Bar Havana,

    Posted: 5/17/2013 6:51:33 PM EST
    In this May 15, 2013, Dayan Sanchez, 25, a gay transvestite artist known as "Venus," takes a break from a make-up session that can take as long as two hours, at the Fashion Bar Havana, in Havana, Cuba. A week of drag shows, colorful marches and social and cultural events in Havana culminates Friday with celebrations of the International Day Against Homophobia. Gays were persecuted for decades after the 1959 Cuban Revolution, sometimes sent to grueling rural work camps along with others considered socially suspect by the Communist government. But there has been a gradual shift away from macho attitudes, and Fidel Castro himself has publicly regretted the mistreatment of people seen as different. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
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              In this May 11, 2013 photo, Abrahan Bueno, 39, a gay transvestite artist known as "Imperio," descends a flight of stairs as he makes his way to the stage at the Karl Marx theater in Hav

    In this May 11, 2013 photo, Abrahan Bueno, 39, a gay transvestite artist known as "Imperio," descends a flight of stairs as he makes his way to the stage at the Karl Marx theater in Hav

    Posted: 5/17/2013 6:51:33 PM EST
    In this May 11, 2013 photo, Abrahan Bueno, 39, a gay transvestite artist known as "Imperio," descends a flight of stairs as he makes his way to the stage at the Karl Marx theater in Havana, Cuba. A week of drag shows, colorful marches and social and cultural events in Havana culminates Friday with celebrations of the International Day Against Homophobia. Gays were persecuted for decades after the 1959 Cuban Revolution, sometimes sent to grueling rural work camps along with others considered socially suspect by the Communist government. But there has been a gradual shift away from macho attitudes, and Fidel Castro himself has publicly regretted the mistreatment of people seen as different. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
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              In this May 15, 2013, Yanolis Carrero, 27, right, a gay transvestite artist known as "Blanquita," performs on a table top during a drag show at the Fashion Bar Havana, in Havana, Cuba.

    In this May 15, 2013, Yanolis Carrero, 27, right, a gay transvestite artist known as "Blanquita," performs on a table top during a drag show at the Fashion Bar Havana, in Havana, Cuba.

    Posted: 5/17/2013 6:51:33 PM EST
    In this May 15, 2013, Yanolis Carrero, 27, right, a gay transvestite artist known as "Blanquita," performs on a table top during a drag show at the Fashion Bar Havana, in Havana, Cuba. A week of drag shows, colorful marches and social and cultural events in Havana culminates Friday with celebrations of the International Day Against Homophobia. Gays were persecuted for decades after the 1959 Cuban Revolution, sometimes sent to grueling rural work camps along with others considered socially suspect by the Communist government. But there has been a gradual shift away from macho attitudes, and Fidel Castro himself has publicly regretted the mistreatment of people seen as different. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
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              Dayan Sanchez, 25, center left, a gay transvestite artist known as "Venus" poses with his companion Roberto Garcia, 45, Gilberto Diez, 18, second right, Ernesto Nogues, 22, in front of

    Dayan Sanchez, 25, center left, a gay transvestite artist known as "Venus" poses with his companion Roberto Garcia, 45, Gilberto Diez, 18, second right, Ernesto Nogues, 22, in front of

    Posted: 5/17/2013 4:38:12 PM EST
    Dayan Sanchez, 25, center left, a gay transvestite artist known as "Venus" poses with his companion Roberto Garcia, 45, Gilberto Diez, 18, second right, Ernesto Nogues, 22, in front of a tourist billboard in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, May 16, 2013. A week of drag shows, colorful marches and social and cultural events in Havana culminates Friday with celebrations of the International Day Against Homophobia. Gays were persecuted for decades after the 1959 Cuban Revolution, sometimes sent to grueling rural work camps along with others considered socially suspect by the Communist government. But there has been a gradual shift away from macho attitudes, and Fidel Castro himself has publicly regretted the mistreatment of people seen as different. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
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              In this May 15, 2013 photo, Eduardo Urritia, 30, left, a gay transvestite artist known as "Ninel," dances during a drag show at the Fashion Bar Havana, in Havana, Cuba. A week of drag s

    In this May 15, 2013 photo, Eduardo Urritia, 30, left, a gay transvestite artist known as "Ninel," dances during a drag show at the Fashion Bar Havana, in Havana, Cuba. A week of drag s

    Posted: 5/17/2013 4:38:12 PM EST
    In this May 15, 2013 photo, Eduardo Urritia, 30, left, a gay transvestite artist known as "Ninel," dances during a drag show at the Fashion Bar Havana, in Havana, Cuba. A week of drag shows, colorful marches and social and cultural events in Havana culminates Friday with celebrations of the International Day Against Homophobia. Gays were persecuted for decades after the 1959 Cuban Revolution, sometimes sent to grueling rural work camps along with others considered socially suspect by the Communist government. But there has been a gradual shift away from macho attitudes, and Fidel Castro himself has publicly regretted the mistreatment of people seen as different. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
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              In this May 15, 2013, Dayan Sanchez, 25, a gay transvestite artist known as "Venus," poses for a photo before taking the stage at the Fashion Bar Havana, in Havana, Cuba. A week of drag

    In this May 15, 2013, Dayan Sanchez, 25, a gay transvestite artist known as "Venus," poses for a photo before taking the stage at the Fashion Bar Havana, in Havana, Cuba. A week of drag

    Posted: 5/17/2013 4:38:12 PM EST
    In this May 15, 2013, Dayan Sanchez, 25, a gay transvestite artist known as "Venus," poses for a photo before taking the stage at the Fashion Bar Havana, in Havana, Cuba. A week of drag shows, colorful marches and social and cultural events in Havana culminates Friday with celebrations of the International Day Against Homophobia. Gays were persecuted for decades after the 1959 Cuban Revolution, sometimes sent to grueling rural work camps along with others considered socially suspect by the Communist government. But there has been a gradual shift away from macho attitudes, and Fidel Castro himself has publicly regretted the mistreatment of people seen as different. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
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              In this May 11, 2013 photo, Abrahan Bueno, 39, a gay transvestite artist known as "Imperio," performs at the Karl Marx theater in Havana, Cuba. A week of drag shows, colorful marches an

    In this May 11, 2013 photo, Abrahan Bueno, 39, a gay transvestite artist known as "Imperio," performs at the Karl Marx theater in Havana, Cuba. A week of drag shows, colorful marches an

    Posted: 5/17/2013 4:38:12 PM EST
    In this May 11, 2013 photo, Abrahan Bueno, 39, a gay transvestite artist known as "Imperio," performs at the Karl Marx theater in Havana, Cuba. A week of drag shows, colorful marches and social and cultural events in Havana culminates Friday with celebrations of the International Day Against Homophobia. Gays were persecuted for decades after the 1959 Cuban Revolution, sometimes sent to grueling rural work camps along with others considered socially suspect by the Communist government. But there has been a gradual shift away from macho attitudes, and Fidel Castro himself has publicly regretted the mistreatment of people seen as different. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
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              In this May 15, 2013, Dayan Sanchez, 25, a gay transvestite artist known as "Venus," takes a break from a make-up session, that can take as long as two hours, at the Fashion Bar Havana,

    In this May 15, 2013, Dayan Sanchez, 25, a gay transvestite artist known as "Venus," takes a break from a make-up session, that can take as long as two hours, at the Fashion Bar Havana,

    Posted: 5/17/2013 4:38:12 PM EST
    In this May 15, 2013, Dayan Sanchez, 25, a gay transvestite artist known as "Venus," takes a break from a make-up session, that can take as long as two hours, at the Fashion Bar Havana, in Havana, Cuba. A week of drag shows, colorful marches and social and cultural events in Havana culminates Friday with celebrations of the International Day Against Homophobia. Gays were persecuted for decades after the 1959 Cuban Revolution, sometimes sent to grueling rural work camps along with others considered socially suspect by the Communist government. But there has been a gradual shift away from macho attitudes, and Fidel Castro himself has publicly regretted the mistreatment of people seen as different. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
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              In this May 15, 2013 photo, Gilberto Diez, right, applies makeup to Dayan Sanchez, 25, a gay transvestite artist known as "Venus" in preparation for a drag show at the Fashion Bar Havan

    In this May 15, 2013 photo, Gilberto Diez, right, applies makeup to Dayan Sanchez, 25, a gay transvestite artist known as "Venus" in preparation for a drag show at the Fashion Bar Havan

    Posted: 5/17/2013 4:38:12 PM EST
    In this May 15, 2013 photo, Gilberto Diez, right, applies makeup to Dayan Sanchez, 25, a gay transvestite artist known as "Venus" in preparation for a drag show at the Fashion Bar Havana, in Havana, Cuba. A week of drag shows, colorful marches and social and cultural events in Havana culminates Friday with celebrations of the International Day Against Homophobia. Gays were persecuted for decades after the 1959 Cuban Revolution, sometimes sent to grueling rural work camps along with others considered socially suspect by the Communist government. But there has been a gradual shift away from macho attitudes, and Fidel Castro himself has publicly regretted the mistreatment of people seen as different. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
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              In this May 11, 2013 photo, Abrahan Bueno, 39, a gay transvestite artist known as "Imperio," descends a flight of stairs as he makes his way to the stage at the Karl Marx theater in Hav

    In this May 11, 2013 photo, Abrahan Bueno, 39, a gay transvestite artist known as "Imperio," descends a flight of stairs as he makes his way to the stage at the Karl Marx theater in Hav

    Posted: 5/17/2013 4:38:12 PM EST
    In this May 11, 2013 photo, Abrahan Bueno, 39, a gay transvestite artist known as "Imperio," descends a flight of stairs as he makes his way to the stage at the Karl Marx theater in Havana, Cuba. A week of drag shows, colorful marches and social and cultural events in Havana culminates Friday with celebrations of the International Day Against Homophobia. Gays were persecuted for decades after the 1959 Cuban Revolution, sometimes sent to grueling rural work camps along with others considered socially suspect by the Communist government. But there has been a gradual shift away from macho attitudes, and Fidel Castro himself has publicly regretted the mistreatment of people seen as different. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
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              In this May 11, 2013, dancers warm up for their presentation against homophobia at the Karl Marx theater in Havana, Cuba. A week of drag shows, colorful marches and social and cultural

    In this May 11, 2013, dancers warm up for their presentation against homophobia at the Karl Marx theater in Havana, Cuba. A week of drag shows, colorful marches and social and cultural

    Posted: 5/17/2013 4:38:12 PM EST
    In this May 11, 2013, dancers warm up for their presentation against homophobia at the Karl Marx theater in Havana, Cuba. A week of drag shows, colorful marches and social and cultural events in Havana culminates Friday with celebrations of the International Day Against Homophobia. Gays were persecuted for decades after the 1959 Cuban Revolution, sometimes sent to grueling rural work camps along with others considered socially suspect by the Communist government. But there has been a gradual shift away from macho attitudes, and Fidel Castro himself has publicly regretted the mistreatment of people seen as different. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
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              Gay artist Gilberto Diez, 18, right, a transvestite gay artist known as "Ashenal," walks down a hallway as his companion Ernesto Nogues, 22, is seen through an open window, standing in

    Gay artist Gilberto Diez, 18, right, a transvestite gay artist known as "Ashenal," walks down a hallway as his companion Ernesto Nogues, 22, is seen through an open window, standing in

    Posted: 5/17/2013 4:38:12 PM EST
    Gay artist Gilberto Diez, 18, right, a transvestite gay artist known as "Ashenal," walks down a hallway as his companion Ernesto Nogues, 22, is seen through an open window, standing in his home in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, May 16, 2013. A week of drag shows, colorful marches and social and cultural events in Havana culminates Friday with celebrations of the International Day Against Homophobia. Gays were persecuted for decades after the 1959 Cuban Revolution, sometimes sent to grueling rural work camps along with others considered socially suspect by the Communist government. But there has been a gradual shift away from macho attitudes, and Fidel Castro himself has publicly regretted the mistreatment of people seen as different. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
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              A poster featuring the gay transvestite artist Dayan Sanchez, known as "Venus," is rolled out a bed at his home in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, May 16, 2013. A week of drag shows, colorful m

    A poster featuring the gay transvestite artist Dayan Sanchez, known as "Venus," is rolled out a bed at his home in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, May 16, 2013. A week of drag shows, colorful m

    Posted: 5/17/2013 4:38:12 PM EST
    A poster featuring the gay transvestite artist Dayan Sanchez, known as "Venus," is rolled out a bed at his home in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, May 16, 2013. A week of drag shows, colorful marches and social and cultural events in Havana culminates Friday with celebrations of the International Day Against Homophobia. Gays were persecuted for decades after the 1959 Cuban Revolution, sometimes sent to grueling rural work camps along with others considered socially suspect by the Communist government. But there has been a gradual shift away from macho attitudes, and Fidel Castro himself has publicly regretted the mistreatment of people seen as different.(AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
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              Gay artist Gilberto Diez, 18, left, a gay transvestite artist known as "Ashenal," tests out some makeup as his companion Ernesto Nogues, 22, sits in a nearby armhair in Havana, Cuba, Th

    Gay artist Gilberto Diez, 18, left, a gay transvestite artist known as "Ashenal," tests out some makeup as his companion Ernesto Nogues, 22, sits in a nearby armhair in Havana, Cuba, Th

    Posted: 5/17/2013 4:38:12 PM EST
    Gay artist Gilberto Diez, 18, left, a gay transvestite artist known as "Ashenal," tests out some makeup as his companion Ernesto Nogues, 22, sits in a nearby armhair in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, May 16, 2013. A week of drag shows, colorful marches and social and cultural events in Havana culminates Friday with celebrations of the International Day Against Homophobia. Gays were persecuted for decades after the 1959 Cuban Revolution, sometimes sent to grueling rural work camps along with others considered socially suspect by the Communist government. But there has been a gradual shift away from macho attitudes, and Fidel Castro himself has publicly regretted the mistreatment of people seen as different.(AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
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              In this May 15, 2013 photo, bartender Noel Gonzalez, 33, poses for a photo at the Fashion Bar Havana, in Havana, Cuba. A week of drag shows, colorful marches and social and cultural eve

    In this May 15, 2013 photo, bartender Noel Gonzalez, 33, poses for a photo at the Fashion Bar Havana, in Havana, Cuba. A week of drag shows, colorful marches and social and cultural eve

    Posted: 5/17/2013 4:38:12 PM EST
    In this May 15, 2013 photo, bartender Noel Gonzalez, 33, poses for a photo at the Fashion Bar Havana, in Havana, Cuba. A week of drag shows, colorful marches and social and cultural events in Havana culminates Friday with celebrations of the International Day Against Homophobia. Gays were persecuted for decades after the 1959 Cuban Revolution, sometimes sent to grueling rural work camps along with others considered socially suspect by the Communist government. But there has been a gradual shift away from macho attitudes, and Fidel Castro himself has publicly regretted the mistreatment of people seen as different. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
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              In this May 11, 2013 photo, dancers gather backstage to prepare for their presentation against homophobia at the Karl Marx theater in Havana, Cuba. A week of drag shows, colorful marche

    In this May 11, 2013 photo, dancers gather backstage to prepare for their presentation against homophobia at the Karl Marx theater in Havana, Cuba. A week of drag shows, colorful marche

    Posted: 5/17/2013 4:38:12 PM EST
    In this May 11, 2013 photo, dancers gather backstage to prepare for their presentation against homophobia at the Karl Marx theater in Havana, Cuba. A week of drag shows, colorful marches and social and cultural events in Havana culminates Friday with celebrations of the International Day Against Homophobia. Gays were persecuted for decades after the 1959 Cuban Revolution, sometimes sent to grueling rural work camps along with others considered socially suspect by the Communist government. But there has been a gradual shift away from macho attitudes, and Fidel Castro himself has publicly regretted the mistreatment of people seen as different. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
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              Dayan Sanchez, 25, right, a gay transvestite artist known as "Venus," holds a portrait of himself as he poses with his mother Anadelia Morales, 47, at his home in Havana, Cuba, Thursday

    Dayan Sanchez, 25, right, a gay transvestite artist known as "Venus," holds a portrait of himself as he poses with his mother Anadelia Morales, 47, at his home in Havana, Cuba, Thursday

    Posted: 5/17/2013 4:38:12 PM EST
    Dayan Sanchez, 25, right, a gay transvestite artist known as "Venus," holds a portrait of himself as he poses with his mother Anadelia Morales, 47, at his home in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, May 16, 2013. A week of drag shows, colorful marches and social and cultural events in Havana culminates Friday with celebrations of the International Day Against Homophobia. Gays were persecuted for decades after the 1959 Cuban Revolution, sometimes sent to grueling rural work camps along with others considered socially suspect by the Communist government. But there has been a gradual shift away from macho attitudes, and Fidel Castro himself has publicly regretted the mistreatment of people seen as different. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)