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Sean Penn has thrown his support behind Hugo Chavez ahead of the upcoming election in Venezuela.

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CARACAS (Reuters)—U.S. actor Sean Penn joined President Hugo Chavez at an election rally in Venezuela on Sunday, bringing a dash of Hollywood to the campaign as he rode with him atop a truck past cheering supporters.

Penn is a friend of Chavez, who hopes to win a new six-year term on October 7. The campaign has turned into the toughest fight of the president's political career.