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Cancer-stricken Chavez appears on TV with head shaved

08-03-2011 09:56 BJT

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez got a new look and he joked that he was looking like Russian-American actor Yul Brynner.

Chavez appeared on television with a shaved head after admitting his hair is falling out because of chemotherapy.

The Venezuelan president went to Cuba for surgery to remove a cancerous tumour on June 20.

Hugo Chavez (centre) appeared at a cabinet meeting at Miraflores Palace in
Caracas Monday.

Chavez jokingly compared his appearance to actor Yul Brynner.

Hugo Chavez's usual cut

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Editor:Shi Jierui |Source: CNTV.CN

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