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Cubans celebrate Revolution Day without Castro speech

07-27-2010 08:51 BJT

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Tens of thousands of people have gathered in Cuba's central city of Santa Clara, to celebrate Revolution Day.

The event commemorates July 26th, 1953, when Fidel Castro and his brother Raul, led attacks on the Moncada barracks around Santiago. The operation failed, but Cubans consider it the beginning of the revolution that culminated in dictator Fulgencio Batista's deposing on New Year's Day 1959.

President Raul Castro attended Monday's celebrations in the central city, but did not make a speech. His brother Fidel Castro did not attend the celebrations.

Tens of thousands of people have gathered in Cuba's central city of Santa Clara, to celebrate Revolution Day.
Tens of thousands of people have gathered in Cuba's central city of Santa Clara, 
to celebrate Revolution Day.

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