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Photos: Venezuela's presidential vote

Updated 8:01 AM ET, Mon October 8, 2012
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Hugo Chavez embraces a Venezuelan flag after winning re-election Sunday, October 7. Chavez, who has been Venezuela's president since 1999, defeated Henrique Capriles Radonski. See more of CNN's best photography. AFP/Getty Images
Venezuelans line up Sunday to cast their votes at a polling station in Caracas. AFP/Getty Images
People wait to vote Sunday at a polling station in Caracas. AFP/Getty Images
A man has his finger ink-stained after voting Sunday in Venezuela's capital. AFP/Getty Images
Opposition candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski shows his finger after voting Sunday in Caracas. With 90% of the ballots counted Sunday night, Chavez won 54.42% of the vote, compared with 44.97% for Capriles, according a National Electoral Council official. AFP/Getty Images
Chavez supporters hold photos of Simon Bolivar, who led Venezuela's fight for independence from Spain in the 1820s, during Chavez's campaign wrap-up rally in Caracas on Thursday, October 4. AFP/Getty Images
Chavez delivers a speeech in the rain during his on Thursday. Venezuelans head to the polls on Sunday, October 7. AFP/Getty Images
Venezuelan opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski, center, waves to supporters during a campaign rally on Thursday in San Fernando de Apure. AFP/Getty Images
Capriles greets supporters during a Thursday's campaign rally in San Carlos. AFP/Getty Images
Chavez holds a campaign rally in Valencia on Wednesday. AFP/Getty Images
Capriles delivers a speech during a campaign rally Wednesday in Maracaibo. AFP/Getty Images
A supporter of the opposition candidate, Capriles, screams during a campaign rally in Maracaibo. AFP/Getty Images
Chavez waves to supporters during a campaign rally in Barquisimeto on Tuesday, October 2. AFP/Getty Images
Capriles wears a native decoration from a shaman during a campaign rally in Puerto Ayacucho on Monday, October 1. Chavez's opponents are confident that on Sunday, Capriles will unseat the long-ruling leftist leader, a refrain previously heard before eventual defeats. AFP/Getty Images
Chavez greets supporters during a campaign rally in Sabaneta on Monday. He dismissed his much younger challenger as a "fly" not worth chasing when challenged to a debate this year. AFP/Getty Images
Capriles arrives for a campaign rally in Puerto Ayacucho on Monday. AFP/Getty Images
"Venezuelans are looking for a new way," Capriles told his supporters. "It's been 14 years of the same government. This government has already completed its cycle and has nothing more to offer. They're only recycling promises." AFP/Getty Images
Supporters of Venezuela's current president cheer during a campaign rally in Barquisimeto on Tuesday. AFP/Getty Images
Presumably because of his health, Chavez has not held as many rallies or traveled as often as he has in previous campaigns. His re-election effort has been mostly through presidential addresses that state-run television stations are mandated to carry. AFP/Getty Images
Capriles supporters attend a campaign rally in Puerto Ayacucho on Monday. AFP/Getty Images
Capriles greets supporters during a campaign rally in Puerto Ayacucho on Monday. AFP/Getty Images
Chavez supporters attend a campaign rally in Boconoito on Monday. AFP/Getty Images
Chavez waves to supporters on Tuesday. AFP/Getty Images