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In pictures: World reacts to Fidel Castro's death

Cuba's historic revolutionary leader Fidel Castro died November 25 aged 90, after defying the United States during a half-century of iron-fisted rule and surviving the eclipse of global communism.

In pictures: World reacts to Fidel Castro's death
Cuban President Fidel Castro speaks at the opening of the new 'Playa Pesquero' hotel January 21,2003 in the Guardalavaca tourist area of Holguin province, about 850 miles east of Havana, Cuba. The government has made the area a priority in developing the country's tourism industry. Cuba is working to prepare for the day when restrictions on U.S. citizens wishing to travel to the Caribbean nation are eased. (Getty Images)
In pictures: World reacts to Fidel Castro's death
Flowers, a t-shirt with an inscription reading 'Viva Fidel' and a cigar are left as a tribute to the late Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro outside the country's embassy in Moscow on November 26, 2016. (Vasily Maximov/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: World reacts to Fidel Castro's death
People gather outside the Cuban embassy in Santiago on November 26, 2016, the day after Cuba's historic revolutionary leader Fidel Castro died aged 90. One of the world's longest-serving rulers and modern history's most singular characters, Castro defied 11 US administrations and hundreds of assassination attempts. (Martin Bernetti/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: World reacts to Fidel Castro's death
People gather outside the Cuban embassy in Santiago on November 26, 2016, the day after Cuba's historic revolutionary leader Fidel Castro died aged 90. One of the world's longest-serving rulers and modern history's most singular characters, Castro defied 11 US administrations and hundreds of assassination attempts. (Martin Bernetti/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: World reacts to Fidel Castro's death
People gather outside the Cuban embassy in Santiago on November 26, 2016, the day after Cuba's historic revolutionary leader Fidel Castro died aged 90. One of the world's longest-serving rulers and modern history's most singular characters, Castro defied 11 US administrations and hundreds of assassination attempts. (Martin Bernetti/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: World reacts to Fidel Castro's death
The Cuban flag flies at half mast outside the Cuban Embassy in London on November 26, 2016 as a mark of respect after the death of Cuba's revolutionary leader Fidel Castro. Cuba's historic revolutionary leader Fidel Castro died on November 26, 2016 aged 90, after defying the United States during a half-century of iron-fisted rule and surviving the eclipse of global communism. (Niklas Halle'n/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: World reacts to Fidel Castro's death
Indian members of Leftists organisations carry placards bearing the image of former Cuban president Fidel Castro during a remembrance rally in Kolkata on November 26, 2016. Cuba's historic revolutionary leader Fidel Castro died November 25 aged 90, after defying the United States during a half-century of iron-fisted rule and surviving the eclipse of global communism. (Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: World reacts to Fidel Castro's death
A portrait of Cuban historic revolutionary leader Fidel Castro is surrounded by flowers as people gather outside the Cuban embassy in Santiago on November 26, 2016, the day after he died aged 90. One of the world's longest-serving rulers and modern history's most singular characters, Castro defied 11 US administrations and hundreds of assassination attempts. (Martin Bernetti/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: World reacts to Fidel Castro's death
Indian members of Communist Party of India carry placards bearing the image of former Cuban president Fidel Castro during a remembrance rally in Chennai on November 26, 2016. Cuba's historic revolutionary leader Fidel Castro died November 25 aged 90, after defying the United States during a half-century of iron-fisted rule and surviving the eclipse of global communism. (Arun Sankar/AFP/Getty Images)