Symbolic Inauguration Held For Ailing Chavez


A supporter of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez attends a gathering... News PhotoAdult,Attending,Caracas,Effigy,Extreme Close-Up,Horizontal,Hugo Chávez,Palace,Palacio de Miraflores,Political Rally,Politics,Protest,Respect,Supporter,Venezuela,WomenPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA supporter of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez attends a gathering in homage of Chavez outside Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas on January 10, 2013. With cancer-stricken President Hugo Chavez hospitalized in Cuba, thousands of flag-waving Venezuelans in red shirts filled the streets of Caracas Thursday to inaugurate his new term without him. Bands played anthems from street-side stages as people poured out of buses to make their way on foot toward the Miraflores presidential palace for a symbolic swearing-in of the people in place of Chavez, who is too sick to take the oath of office. AFP PHOTO/Raul ARBOLEDA (Photo credit should read RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images)