Cubans queue for passports
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Cubans queue for first ever passports

15 January 2013 Last updated at 03:45 GMT

Cubans have been flocking to their nearest immigration offices to apply for their first passports.

Travel restrictions have been relaxed and for most people, the new rules mean they're a huge step closer to leaving the country for the first time in their lives.

Sarah Rainsford, joined the queues in Havana.