Chavez launches re-election bid with big rally

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez waves to the crowd while riding atop a truck upon his arrival to the elections office in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, June 11, 2012. Chavez rallied thousands of his supporters wearing his signature red beret and blowing kisses to the crowd as he formalized his presidential candidacy and launched his re-election bid. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

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President Hugo Chavez rallied tens of thousands of supporters on June 11, wearing his signature red beret and singing a folk song as he formalized his presidential candidacy and launched his re-election bid in Caracas, Venezuela.

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