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In pictures: Cuba remembers Che

Honour guards attend a commemoration for Che Guevara in Santa Clara, Cuba

People in Cuba have been honouring the memory of Latin American Marxist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara, 40 years after his capture and execution.

Students hold banners with the image of the late revolutionary leader Che Guevara during a ceremony in his honour in Santa Clara, Cuba

About 10,000 people attended a ceremony at his mausoleum in Santa Clara, where he fought a battle during the Cuban revolution in 1958.

Acting President Raul Castro (left) and Vice President Jose Ramon Machado (right) arrive for the ceremony commemorating Che Guevara in Santa Clara, Cuba.

Guevara remains a national hero in Cuba. The man he helped to power, Fidel Castro, was too ill to join the rally but his brother, acting President Raul Castro, was in attendance.

Aleida Guevara, daughter of Che Guevara, stands next to her father's grave during a ceremony in his honour in Santa Clara, Cuba

Che Guevara's daughter Aleida was also there, and joined other relatives in placing flowers at the revolutionary's tomb.

School students stand near a monument to Che Guevara in Santa Clara, Cuba

After serving as Cuba's central bank governor and industry minister, Argentine-born Guevara travelled to Bolivia in 1966 to help lead an uprising there.

A student holds flags representing social movements at a ceremony commemorating the 40th anniversary of Che Guevara's death in Vallegrande, Bolivia

Commemorations were also held in Venezuela, and in Vallegrande in Bolivia, where Guevara was tracked down and killed by soldiers in 1967.

Bolivian President Evo Morales displays a new postal stamp depicting Che Guevara at a ceremony in Vallegrande, Bolivia

For many, he remains a symbol of activism against social injustice. Bolivia's leftist President Evo Morales told mourners in Vallegrande that Che's struggle would continue.



SEE ALSO
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