Fidel Castro Surprises With Sunday’s Cuba Parliament Appearance

Sunday, Fidel Castro took his seat beside brother President Raul Castro

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    Cuba's leader Fidel Castro and his brother Cuba's President Raul Castro talk during the opening session of the National Assembly in Havana, Cuba, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2012.

    Retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro made a rare public appearance during Sunday’s opening session of the National Assembly. 

    Fidel Castro took his seat beside brother President Raul Castro, making it the first time he has graced the assembly chambers since 2010, Reuters reports.

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