Cuba's former president Fidel Castro (L) talks to Cuban artist Alexis Leiva "Kcho" during the inauguration of the Cultural Center, Studio Kcho Romerillo, Laboratory for Art, in Havana in this picture ... more 
Cuba's former president Fidel Castro (L) talks to Cuban artist Alexis Leiva "Kcho" during the inauguration of the Cultural Center, Studio Kcho Romerillo, Laboratory for Art, in Havana in this picture taken on January 8, 2014. Former Cuban President Fidel Castro made a surprise appearance on Wednesday evening at the opening of a Havana cultural center sponsored by one of his favorite Cuban artists. State television on Thursday broadcast images of Castro arriving at the cultural center in a blue van, to the applause of local residents. The bearded, grey haired Cuban leader, 87, was also shown sitting and chatting with Alexis Leyva, the painter and sculptor known as Kcho, and others attending the opening. REUTERS/Courtesy of Cubadebate/Revolution Studios/Handout (CUBA - Tags: POLITICS EDUCATION MILITARY) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS less 
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