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Castro celebrates 90th birthday

Published:Monday | August 15, 2016 | 8:00 AM
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro (centre) talks with a little girl during a gala for his 90th birthday at the 'Karl Marx' theatre in Havana, Cuba on Saturday.

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro celebrated his 90th birthday in fine style at the Karl Marx theatre among comrades and friends on Saturday night.

The Cuban government has taken a relatively low-key approach to Castro's birthday, in comparison with the large-scale gatherings that had been planned for his 80th.

Along with the Saturday evening gala, government ministries have held small musical performances and photo exhibitions that pay tribute to the former head of state.