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Satellite image of Cuba (center) and Jamaica (lower right). The southern tip of Florida, the Florida Keys, and the Florida Strait appear at the top. The bright blue green color around the islands, particularly around those of the Bahamas in the upper right, is likely due to the brighter solar reflection over the more shallow waters that surround the islands. Image courtesy of NASA.
Street side and apartment wall murals help brighten a run down section of Havana.
Street scene in Havana.
Musical mural in Havana.
Along San Ignacio Street in Havana.
In the Fusterlandia neighborhood of Havana. Fusterlandia is an expanding mosaic project begun by Jose Fuster in 1975 that has transformed a run-down fishing community into an artistic haven.
Part of the Fusterlandia labyrinth.
A Fusterlandia tribute to Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, Camilo Cienfuegos, and Raul Castro who helped launch the revolution in Cuba.
At a Cuban coffee farm.
The Cementerio de Cristóbal Colón (Christopher Columbus Cemetery) was founded in 1876 in the Vedado neighborhood of Havana; it is noted for its many elaborately sculpted memorials. Considered to be one of the most important cemeteries in Latin America, it contains more than 800,000 graves and 1 million internments.
At a Cuban car park. After Castro gained control of the island nation in 1959, a US trade embargo banned the export of American vehicles and parts to Cuba. Since then, Cubans who decided not to buy a poorly made Russian vehicle have used whatever parts they could scrounge to keep their American cars cobbled together and running. Today, Cubans are once again allowed to buy and sell cars, and some European  automakers offer new cars for sale in Havana and other Cuban cities. Unfortunately, most Cubans are unable to afford them, so they continue to drive classic cars whether they are in good shape or not. Some 60,000 pre-revolution cars remain on the road.
Remarkably well maintained classic cars at a Cuban car park.