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Fidel Castro officially steps down as Cuban leader (25 images)

Fidel Castro, will officially step down as the communist party's first secretary, paving the way for the election of his brother, Raul. We look back at Fidel Castro's 45 years as leader of the island nation in this collection from the UPI archives.
Fidel Castro, leader of Cuba's revolutionary forces, and members of his staff are pictured in the Sierra Maestra mountains on June 7, 1957. From right, Captain Juan Almeida, Captain George Sotus (both seated, right corner), Captain Crescentio Perez, Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, Captain Raoul Castro, the leader's younger brother (kneeling foreground), Lieutenant Universo Sanchez, Castro's adjutant, Dr. Ernesto "Che" Guevara, official physician of the rebel army and Captain Guillermo Garcia. (UPI Photo/FILE).
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Cuban leader Fidel Castro (L) is pictured with revolutionary icon Ernesto "Che" Guevara in a August 2, 1961 file photo in Havana, Cuba. (UPI Photo/FILE)
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Fidel Castro (L), leader of the "26th July" revolutionary group which ousted Cuban President Fulgencio Batista, shakes hands with U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon following talks in Washington April 19, 1959. (UPI Photo/FILE)
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Fidel Castro is pictured with screen stars Maureen O'Hara (L) and Alec Guinness (R) at Havana's Cathedral Square on May 13, 1959 during visit to set of Columbia Pictures Film "Our Man in Havana," which is on location in Havana. (UPI Photo/FILE)
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The Reverend Jesse Jackson (L) shakes hands with Cuban leader Fidel Castro as he arrives in Cuba on June 25, 1984. Jackson will attempt to negotiate the release of prisoners with Castro during his meetings here. (UPI Photo/FILE)
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Fidel Castro (R) addressed students at the State Technical University in Santiago on November 29, 1971. (UPI Photo/FILE)
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Cuban President Fidel Castro is pictured in this July 26, 1984 file photo during celebrations in Cienfuegos, Cuba marking the 31st anniversary of the start of the Cuban Revolution. (UPI Photo/FILE)
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