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In this April 8, 2013 photo, Pedro Martinez, 73, right, and his wife Aura, 60, hold lit candles during a power outage at their home in Valencia, Venezuela. "This happens nearly every day," Martinez says of the blackout. It's was the day's second outage. The first struck just after noon. Outside Venezuela's capital, power outages, food shortages and unfinished projects abound; important factors heading into Sunday's election to replace Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez, who died last month after a long battle with cancer. Polls show that support for acting President Nicolas Maduro, Chavez's hand-picked successor, may be eroding and constant power outages are a testament to the neglect many Venezuelans consider inexcusable in this major oil-producing state. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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