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	Handout picture released by the Venezuelan presidency press office showing Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (R) during an inspection at the Santa Ines agroindustrial complex, in Barinas, on February 21, 2012. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced on Tuesday that in the coming days should be operated to remove a "lesion" in the same place where he was removed a cancerous tumor that was detected in 2011 during some tests in Cuba, but denied to have metastases. AFP PHOTO/PRESIDENCIA RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO/PRESIDENCIA" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS (Photo credit should read PRESIDENCIA/AFP/Getty Images)
	Handout picture released by the Venezuelan presidency press office showing Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (R) during an inspection at the Santa Ines agroindustrial complex, in Barinas, on February 21, 2012. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced on Tuesday that in the coming days should be operated to remove a "lesion" in the same place where he was removed a cancerous tumor that was detected in 2011 during some tests in Cuba, but denied to have metastases. AFP PHOTO/PRESIDENCIA RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO/PRESIDENCIA" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS (Photo credit should read PRESIDENCIA/AFP/Getty Images)

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