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    Cuba

    All Channels: Taken in a private guest house in suburban Havana.

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    Cuba

    El Moro, or "The Moor," is the lighthouse guarding Havana harbor.

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    Cuba

    Doce Apostolos: Taken from an elegant, military-run restaurant in a Spanish battery across from Old Havana.

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    Havana, Cuba

    An apartment building in Centro, Havana.

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    Cuba

    Maria La Gorda: "Fat Mary," at Cuba's westernmost tip, offers superb diving and chicken a la defector.

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    Piñar del Rio, Cuba

    Local League: In rural Piñar del Rio province, famous for its tobacco, Sunday morning is for local baseball rivalries.

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    Havana, Cuba

    Side Saddle: Morning commute near the Jose Marti International Airport, Havana.

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    Havana, Cuba

    Neptuno: The ground in central Havana where the author was attacked, beaten, and robbed.

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    Cuba

    Warsaw Pact fuel efficiency, but it still costs to park.

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    Cuba

    Even in difficult times, Cuban families pull out all the stops for a "Quinceanera" coming-of-age party.

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    Cuba

    Beach goers in Cuba are often more interested in catching a meal than sunrays.

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    Cuba

    Fear and hunger combine when fishermen butcher this nurse shark alive in Western Cuba.

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    Cuba

    Cuba's internal air service is bumpy but effective—old planes, free rum, and hardly ever diverted to Miami.

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    Cuba

    Moa Mine: At nickel refineries in remote Moa Bay, Cuba's green reputation suffers from Red realities.

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