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Castro Back in the Picture

Fidel Castro has not been seen in person since 2006, when he collapsed during a public event due to an undisclosed illness. Only a select few, like Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, have had access to the private residence of the 82-year-old leader. Well, today Castro is back in his track suit for the world to see. Thin and fragile, he appears in a photograph next to Kiril Gundajaev, a priest from the Russian Orthodox Church, who visited a new cathedral that opened Havana last month. Miami’s El Nuevo Herald says the photo—which has not been authenticated—began making the rounds when it appeared on the blog of “exiled Cuban historian” Emilio Ichikawa. Note of caution: Earlier this month, North Korea’s Kim Jong-il resurfaced in a photo that London’s Daily Telegraph deemed dubious.