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Opposition supporters hold candles as they take part in a rally against Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas. Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro was due to host Venezuelan opposition leaders on Thursday at the start of mediated talks intended to stem two months of political unrest that has killed dozens in the OPEC nation.

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Opposition supporters hold candles as they take part in a rally against Nicolas Maduro’s government in Caracas, Venezuela.

Government supporters celebrate after the official results of the presidential elections were announced at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas, Venezuela early Monday April 15, 2013. Hugo Chavez's hand-picked successor, Nicolas Maduro, won a razor-thin victory in Sunday's special presidential election, edging the opposition's leader Henrique Capriles  by only about 300,000 votes, electoral officials announced.

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Government supporters celebrate after the official results of the presidential elections were announced at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas, Venezuela early on April 15 2013. Hugo Chavez’s hand-picked successor, Nicolas Maduro, won a razor-thin victory in Sunday’s special presidential election, edging out the opposition’s leader Henrique Capriles by only about 300,000 votes, electoral officials announced.

A man hawks framed pictures of the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, as supporters of ruling party presidential candidate Nicolas Maduro wait to move to the site of Maduro's closing campaign rally in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, April 11, 2013. Maduro,  Chavez's hand-picked successor, is running against opposition candidate Henrique Capriles April 14.

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A man hawks framed pictures of the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, as supporters of ruling party presidential candidate Nicolas Maduro wait to move to the site of Maduro’s closing campaign rally in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, April 11, 2013. Maduro, Chavez’s hand-picked successor, is running against opposition candidate Henrique Capriles April 14.