Fidel Castro | 1950s
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Fidel Castro | 1926-2016

Fidel Castro as a young revolutionary in this undated photo, received by The Times in 1958. (Los Angeles Times)
Antonio “Nico” Lopez, left, Abel Santamaria, Fidel Castro, Jose Luis Tasende and Ernesto Tizol stand with comrades in Los Palos, Havana province, during the preparation of the attack on the Moncada Garrison.  (Prensa Latina / AFP/Getty Images)
Castro is escorted by New York police during his visit with the city’s mayor. Officers surrounded Castro after a report of a plot to assassinate the Cuban leader.  (Associated Press)
Castro with Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev at the United Nations.  (Marty Lederhandler / Associated Press)
Castro, the son of a prosperous sugar cane grower, cuts sugar cane to set an example for workers early in his long tenure as Cuban president.  (Associated Press)
Castro enjoys a Cohiba cigar during a ceremony at the Palace of Receptions in Havana. (Phil Sandlin / Associated Press)
Castro addresses the United Nations General Assembly. (Marty Lederhandler / Associated Press)
Castro with Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega at the opening of a sugar processing plant in the Central American country. Cuban workers built the project. (Arturo Robles / Associated Press)
Castro during an interview at his presidential palace in Havana. (Charles Tasnadi / Associated Press)
Castro delivers his closing address before delegates of the Cuban Communist Party Congress in Havana. (Associated Press)
Castro with South Africa’s Nelson Mandela. (First Run Features)
Castro and former President Carter attend funeral services for former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau in Montreal. (Jacques Boissinot / Associated Press)
Castro with Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein in an early photograph, found in one of Hussein’s residences in Baghdad in 2003.  ()
Castro consults with his brother Raul during a meeting of the Cuban parliament. Castro, the only leader Cuba had known for nearly five decades, would hand the reins of power to his brother after undergoing intestinal surgery in July 2006.  (Adalberto Roque / AFP/Getty Images)
Castro delivers a speech at the closing meeting of a seminar in Havana. (Alejandro Ernesto / European Pressphoto Agency)
Castro greets a visitor in a photo released by the Cuban government. (Cortesia / Estudios Revolucion)
Castro participates in the final session of the Cuban Communist Party Congress in Havana.  (Juventud Rebelde / European Pressphoto Agency )
Castro during his recovery from intestinal surgery, after which he lost more than 41 pounds, he said in a statement at the time.  (Associated Press)

2011: Castro at the Cuban Communist Party Congress in Havana, during which he officially relinquished his position as head of the party.

 (Adalberto Roque / AFP/Getty Images)