In this photo provided by Miraflores Presidential Press Office, Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, center, shares a moment with female Army cadets during a visit to Alejandro Petion military academy at Fuerte Tiuna in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, July 7, 2011. Ailing Chavez appeared live on television Thursday, meeting with cadets and other soldiers at the country's largest military base and vowing to survive his recent surgery to remove a cancerous tumor.(AP Photo//Miraflores Presidential Press Office)

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In this photo provided by Miraflores Presidential Press Office, Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, center, shares a moment with female Army cadets during a visit to Alejandro Petion military academy at Fuerte Tiuna in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, July 7, 2011. Ailing Chavez appeared live on television Thursday, meeting with cadets and other soldiers at the country's largest military base and vowing to survive his recent surgery to remove a cancerous tumor.(AP Photo//Miraflores Presidential Press Office)
In this photo provided by Miraflores Presidential Press Office, Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, center, shares a moment with female Army cadets during a visit to Alejandro Petion military academy at Fuerte Tiuna in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, July 7, 2011. Ailing Chavez appeared live on television Thursday, meeting with cadets and other soldiers at the country's largest military base and vowing to survive his recent surgery to remove a cancerous tumor.(AP Photo//Miraflores Presidential Press Office)
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