A creation of the Cuban Artist Duvier del Dago called “Salvavidas”, or “Lifesaver” in Spanish, for the 12th Havana Art Biennial, is seen at the Havana’ seafront Malecon, May 21, 2015. The Art Biennial runs from Friday until June 22
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People walk on a street after flooding caused by heavy rains in Havana on Thursday
People react as they watch a rodeo show at the International Livestock Fair in Havana, Cuba.
Caridad Vidal waits for a bus in downtown Havana after performing at her dance school marking the 120th anniversary of the start of Cuba’s last independence war against Spain
Former Cuban President Fidel Castro and President of Cuba’s University Students Federation (FEU) Randy Perdomo look at a newspaper during a meeting in Havana
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Cuban farm workers unload trucks full of pineapple at the Trigal Market, a wholesale marketplace on the outskirts of the capital city in Havana, Cuba. Open for less than two years, the wholesale market is where farmers can bring their produce close to where small, independent business people can buy a week’s worth of vegetables, fruit and other agricultural products to sell in their neighborhoods in Havana
A pedicab (bicitaxi in Cuba) with a US flag on a street in Havana. The US is to ease travel and trade restrictions with Cuba on Friday, marking the first concrete steps towards restoring normal ties since announcing a historic rapprochement
On the street outside her home, hairdresser Lisandra works on a woman’s extensions as others await their turn in Old Havana, Cuba.
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A bicycle is parked under pictures of Cuba’s former president Fidel Castro, Raul Castro, brother of Fidel and Cuba’s president, and revolutionary hero Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara in an office in Havana on Friday. Washington has agreed to restore full diplomatic ties that were cut in the early 1960s, with its old Cold War nemesis
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Alan Gross, an American imprisoned in Cuba for five years, arrives at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. The US and Cuba agreed on Wednesday to restore diplomatic ties that Washington severed more than 50 years ago, and President Barack Obama called for an end to the long economic embargo against its old enemy.
Cuban children practise during a training session at a circus school in Havana, located inside an abandoned movie theatre on a noisy avenue in a working-class section of the city
A cargo ship passes through the Panama Bay in Panama City on Thursday. Panama on Wednesday requested for UN inspectors to scrutinise the cargo on the North Korean ship seized near Panama on Tuesday, which UN diplomats said could constitute a breach of the strict arms sanctions imposed on North Korea over its nuclear programme.
Australian swimmer Chloe McCardel starts her swim to Florida from Havana, Cuba on Wednesday.
People hold up images showing Fidel Castro, second from right, Venezuela’s late President Hugo Chávez, centre, and Cuban revolutionary Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara, bottom left and right, during a May Day march in Revolution Square in Havana, Cuba. The image of Chávez carries the words in Spanish ‘Chávez: Our best friend.’