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AP Removes Retouched Photos of Fidel Castro From Archive, Scrutinizing Other Official Castro Pics

Castro's son gave AP the originals after they suspected Cuba's news agency manipulated them

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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.

The images in question were released through the government-run Estudios Revolucion, an entity that distributes photos of Cuba's top leadership, during a recent Latin America and Caribbean summit in Havana. They were retransmitted by the AP and other international news organizations to clients around the world.

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