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Cuba celebrates 50 years since the Bay of Pigs invasion

Cuba has held one of its largest military parades in decades, to mark the 50th anniversary of the failed CIA-led invasion at the Bay of Pigs. Flags were draped on buildings and military planes roared through the sky as Cubans celebrated the occasion, seen as a triumph over the US.

The celebrations come ahead of a long-delayed congress of the ruling Communist Party, which is expected to endorse President Raul Castro's plans for radical economic change.

Hundreds of thousands of people joined marches in the capital, Havana. Michael Voss reports.

  • 16 Apr 2011
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