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Obama Poses in Front of Che Guevara Image in Cuba’s Revolution Square

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During his presidential visit to Cuba, President Obama posed for photographers in front of an image of notorious Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara.

Obama stood with members of the American delegation to Cuba after laying a wreath at the Jose Marti monument in Revolution Square. The square also features an image Camilo Cienfuegos, another revolutionary who fought with Fidel Castro.

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Video from the scene shows Obama discussing where to place the subjects of the photo:

U.S. President Barack Obama, center, and Secretary of State John Kerry, left, listen to the U.S. national anthem during a ceremony at the Jose Marti monument in Revolution Square in Havana, Cuba, Monday, March 21, 2016. At right is Salvador Valdes Mesa Vice-President of Cuba's State Council. "It is a great honor to pay tribute to Jose Marti, who gave his life for independence of his homeland. His passion for liberty, freedom, and self-determination lives on in the Cuban people today," Obama wrote in dark ink in the book after he laid a wreath and toured a memorial dedicated to the memory of Jose Marti. (AP Photo/Enric Marti)

U.S. President Barack Obama, center, and Secretary of State John Kerry, left, listen to the U.S. national anthem during a ceremony at the Jose Marti monument in Revolution Square in Havana, Cuba, Monday, March 21, 2016. At right is Salvador Valdes Mesa Vice-President of Cuba’s State Council. “It is a great honor to pay tribute to Jose Marti, who gave his life for independence of his homeland. His passion for liberty, freedom, and self-determination lives on in the Cuban people today,” Obama wrote in dark ink in the book after he laid a wreath and toured a memorial dedicated to the memory of Jose Marti. (AP Photo/Enric Marti)

US President Barack Obama attends a wreath-laying ceremony at Jose Marti monument in the Revolution Palace of Havana next to the Vice-President of the Cuban Council Salvador Valdes Mesa (R) on March 21, 2016. US President Barack Obama and his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro met Monday in Havana's Palace of the Revolution for groundbreaking talks on ending the standoff between the two neighbors. AFP PHOTO/ STR / AFP / STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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U.S. President Barack Obama, center, and Secretary of State John Kerry, center left, stand as an honor guard marches during a ceremony at the Jose Marti monument in Revolution Square in Havana, Cuba, Monday, March 21, 2016. Third from right is Salvador Valdes Mesa Vice-President of Cuba's State Council. "It is a great honor to pay tribute to Jose Marti, who gave his life for independence of his homeland. His passion for liberty, freedom, and self-determination lives on in the Cuban people today," Obama wrote in dark ink in the book after he laid a wreath and toured a memorial dedicated to the memory of Jose Marti. (AP Photo/Enric Marti)

U.S. President Barack Obama, center, and Secretary of State John Kerry, center left, stand as an honor guard marches during a ceremony at the Jose Marti monument in Revolution Square in Havana, Cuba. (AP Photo/Enric Marti)

AP Photo/Enric Marti

AP Photo/Enric Marti

U.S. President Barack Obama lays a wreath at the Jose Marti monument in Revolution Square in Havana, Cuba, Monday March 21, 2016. "It is a great honor to pay tribute to Jose Marti, who gave his life for independence of his homeland. His passion for liberty, freedom, and self-determination lives on in the Cuban people today," Obama wrote in dark ink in the book after he laid a wreath and toured the memorial dedicated to the memory of Jose Marti. (AP Photo/Enric Marti))

U.S. President Barack Obama lays a wreath at the Jose Marti monument in Revolution Square in Havana, Cuba. (AP Photo/Enric Marti)

Back dropped by the monument to revolutionary hero Ernesto "Che" Guevara, U.S. President Barack Obama greets members of his delegation after laying a wreath at the Jose Marti monument in Revolution Square in Havana, Cuba, Monday, March 21, 2016.(AP Photo/Enric Marti)

Back dropped by the monument to revolutionary hero Ernesto “Che” Guevara, U.S. President Barack Obama greets members of his delegation after laying a wreath at the Jose Marti monument in Revolution Square in Havana, Cuba, Monday, March 21, 2016.(AP Photo/Enric Marti)

Later the president met and shook hands with Cuban president Raul Castro.


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