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In pictures: Chavez supporters celebrate election win

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Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez scored a comfortable victory over opposition candidate Henrique Capriles Sunday, Oct. 7 2012.

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The victory gave Mr. Chavez a new six-year term, and could extend his rule over the country to 20 years

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Tens of thousands of ecstatic Chavez supporters took to the streets after the results were revealed Sunday

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Supporters of Venezuelan President Mr. Chavez's gathered outside the Miraflores presidential palace to celebrate.


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Supporters dripping with sweat strained to catch of glimpse of Mr. Chavez below the palace while dancing and cheering.

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Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez greets his supporters from the Miraflores presidential palace balcony in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012.

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"I promise you I'll be a better president," Mr. Chavez said in his victory speech


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"Chavez, the people are with you!", his supporters chanted

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