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Cuba's President Raul Castro (center) encourages Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (left) and the commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia or FARC, known as Timochenko, to shake hands, in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday. Desmond Boylan/AP hide caption

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View of a banner with the portrait of Pope Francis flanked by images of legendary rebels Ernesto 'Che' Guevara (right) and Camilo Cienfuegos (left), in Havana, Cuba, on Friday. Pope Francis will spend more than three days in Cuba starting Saturday before traveling on to the U.S. Alejandro Ernesto/EPA/Landov hide caption

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The altar where Pope Francis will celebrate Mass in Revolution Square in Havana near a government building decorated with the likeness of revolutionary hero Ernesto "Che" Guevara. The Mass is scheduled for Sept. 20. Desmond Boylan/AP hide caption

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Previous Papal Visits Changed Little, But Cubans Hopeful For Pope Francis

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Crew members of the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Jason Dunham load supplies while docked in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, earlier this year. The U.S. and Cuba have restored diplomatic relations, but the U.S. says it remains committed to keeping the base. David Welna/NPR hide caption

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Despite Better U.S.-Cuba Relations, Guantanamo Set To Stay In U.S. Hands

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A bus with the Cuban and U.S. flags is seen on a beach in Havana earlier this month. The White House is exploring regulatory changes to provide new opportunities for American citizens and U.S. businesses in Cuba. Yamil Lage/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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White House Explores Ways To Do Business With Cuba

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Novel Highlights The Shocks Facing First-Generation College Students

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Captives separated by a fence conduct communal evening prayers at the Camp 6 prison building at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Walter Michot/Miami Herald/TNS/Landov hide caption

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New Gitmo Plan Would Relocate Some Detainees To U.S.

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A supporter waves a Cuban flag in front of the country's embassy after it reopened for the first time in 54 years on July 20 in Washington, D.C. The embassy was closed in 1961 when U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower severed diplomatic ties with the island nation after Fidel Castro took power in a communist revolution. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Cubans gather in Santiago de Cuba to celebrate this year's Revolution Day, the 62nd anniversary of Fidel Castro's first open assault on the forces of President Fulgencio Batista, who would eventually be overthrown by the rebels. Yamil Lage/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Day Of Triumph In A Time Of Change: Cuba's High Holiday Explained

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