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Cuba's Castro Walks First Time Since Falling


Cuban President Fidel Castro has walked for the first time in public since suffering a damaging fall two months ago.

Mr. Castro, assisted by a young school girl, received a standing ovation Thursday as he walked into the year-end session of the National Assembly. The Associated Press reports he walked slowly and a bit stiffly as he took his seat on stage at Havana's Convention Palace.

The 78-year-old Cuban leader stumbled and fell in October after making a speech, shattering his knee and fracturing an arm.

In November, Mr. Castro surprised many when he stood up from his wheelchair to receive Chinese President Hu Jintao, who was on a state visit.

Some information provided by AP and Reuters.

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