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In pictures: Hugo Chavez still dominates Venezuela's political landscape

A year after the late president's death, ceremonies commemorating Hugo Chavez may reset the familiar routine of opposition marches and nightly clashes

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Children dressed as late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez salute during the Carnival festival in Caracas March 4, 2014. Venezuela geared up on Tuesday for commemorations of socialist leader Hugo Chavez's death despite continued protests against his successor that have shaken the OPEC member and threatened the legacy of "El Comandante."

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A man looks towards a poster of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez and a giant shaped heart painted with the colors of the country's national flag, in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. To mark Chavez's passing, President Nicolas Maduro has decreed a 10-day-long commemoration - three days more than the week-long official mourning period following his death at age 58 on March 5, 2013.

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Anti-government protesters scuffle with national guards as they march by Generalisimo Francisco de Miranda Airbase in Caracas March 4, 2014.

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An anti-government protester, dressed as a sad clown, attends a rally in Caracas March 4, 2014.

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A man dressed as late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez poses for a picture during the Carnival festival in Caracas March 4, 2014.

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Children dressed as police officers attend a parade during the Carnival festival in Caracas March 4, 2014.

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A man dressed as former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez embraces a man during the Carnival festival in Caracas March 4, 2014.

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A woman holds up two sheets of paper showing images of students Genesis Carmona and Geraldine Moreno during a demonstration honoring the victims who died in last month's anti-government protests, in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles called Monday for citizens to begin organizing committees that could sustain the pressure that continuing street protests have placed on President Nicolas Maduro's government.

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Demonstrators march in honor of people who have died in recent anti-government protests in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Anti-government demonstrators have been protesting inflation that reached 56 percent last year, shortages of basic commodities and one of the highest rates of violent crime in the world.

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