People wave Venezuelan flags during a parade marking 200 years of Venezuela's independence in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday July 5, 2011. Ailing Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez stayed home in his presidential palace Tuesday while thousands of troops across town marched to mark the country's bicentennial. Venezuela declared its independence from Spain in 1811. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

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People wave Venezuelan flags during a parade marking 200 years of Venezuela's independence in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday July 5, 2011.  Ailing Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez stayed home in his presidential palace Tuesday while thousands of troops across town marched to mark the country's bicentennial. Venezuela declared its independence from Spain in 1811. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
People wave Venezuelan flags during a parade marking 200 years of Venezuela's independence in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday July 5, 2011. Ailing Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez stayed home in his presidential palace Tuesday while thousands of troops across town marched to mark the country's bicentennial. Venezuela declared its independence from Spain in 1811. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
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