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Fidel Castro over the years (28 images)

Fidel Castro, the former leader of Cuba who led a communist revolution on the island nation, died Friday, state-run media reported. He was 90. The following is a look back at Fidel Castro's 45 years as the leader of Cuba, from the UPI archives.

Cuban President Fidel Castro (L) is pictured meeting with Nicaragua's then newly-elected President Daniel Ortega is a January 11, 1985 file photo in Timal, Nicaragua. Castro was in Nicaragua to donate materials and labor to help boost Nicaragua's sugar production. UPI file photo. | License Photo
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