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Fidel Castro handout photos digitally altered

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  • Associated PressThis photo combination of four handout pictures show, top left, an unaltered image provided by photographer Alex Castro of Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez, left, with Cuban leader Fidel Castro, right, and Fidel's wife Dalia Soto del Valle during a private meeting, Jan. 26, 2014, in Havana, Cuba. On the top right is the same image released through Estudios Revolucion, digitally altered to remove what appears to be a hearing aid from the retired leader's ear. The bottom left image is a blown up view of the unaltered image and the bottom right image is a blown up view of the altered image.

      Associated PressThis photo combination of four handout pictures show, top left, an unaltered image provided by photographer Alex Castro of Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez, left, with Cuban leader Fidel Castro, right, and Fidel's wife Dalia Soto del Valle during a private meeting, Jan. 26, 2014, in Havana, Cuba. On the top right is the same image released through Estudios Revolucion, digitally altered to remove what appears to be a hearing aid from the retired leader's ear. The bottom left image is a blown up view of the unaltered image and the bottom right image is a blown up view of the altered image.

 
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The associated press is eliminating from its archive seven cuban government handout photos of fidel castro after determining some were digitally altered to remove what appears to be a hearing aid from the retired leader's ear.

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