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Chavez launches re-election bid with big rally

2012-06-12 03:10:04 GMT2012-06-12 11:10:04(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez (C) waves to supporters before the registration of his presidential bid to the electoral authorities in Caracas June 11, 2012. Chavez will formally register as the ruling Socialist Party's candidate for the October 7 presidential election on Monday in a bid to extend his 13-year rule. REUTERS

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez (C) waves to supporters before the registration of his presidential bid to the electoral authorities in Caracas June 11, 2012. Chavez will formally register as the ruling Socialist Party's candidate for the October 7 presidential election on Monday in a bid to extend his 13-year rule. REUTERS

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez (C) waves to supporters before the registration of his presidential bid to the electoral authorities in Caracas June 11, 2012. Chavez will formally register as the ruling Socialist Party's candidate for the October 7 presidential election on Monday in a bid to extend his 13-year rule. REUTERS

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez (C) waves to supporters before the registration of his presidential bid to the electoral authorities in Caracas June 11, 2012. Chavez will formally register as the ruling Socialist Party's candidate for the October 7 presidential election on Monday in a bid to extend his 13-year rule. REUTERS

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez (C) waves to supporters before the registration of his presidential bid to the electoral authorities in Caracas June 11, 2012. Chavez will formally register as the ruling Socialist Party's candidate for the October 7 presidential election on Monday in a bid to extend his 13-year rule. REUTERS

President Hugo Chavez rallied tens of thousands of supporters on June 11, wearing his signature red beret and singing a folk song as he formalized his presidential candidacy and launched his re-election bid in Caracas, Venezuela.

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