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President Chavez Returns to Venezuela Following Cancer Treatment

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez (C) gestures after his arrival from Cuba, at Simon Bolivar International Airport in Caracas, July 23, 2011 (this image has been supplied to Reuters by a third party)

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has returned to Caracas following cancer treatment in Cuba.

Venezuelan state television says Chavez arrived home Saturday after undergoing chemotherapy for cancer.

He recently began the cancer treatment after doctors removed a tumor discovered during an earlier treatment for a pelvic abscess.

Prior to the start of cancer treatment, the Venezuelan president said his health crisis has been one of his greatest challenges.

It is not clear if Chavez will return to Cuba soon for further treatments.