Cuba to reopen US Capitol's twin building after renovation; coincidence as relations warm

January 9, 2015 4:15 AM

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Cuba to reopen US Capitol's twin building after renovation; coincidence as relations warm

This Dec. 30, 2014 photo shows the capitol dome through a window during restoration work in Havana, Cuba. Fidel Castro’s rebels swept into Havana in 1959 and went to work purging the U.S. legacy from a capital that had been a virtual outpost of Washington. The new government moved Cuba’s legislature out of this near-perfect replica of the U.S. Capitol building that had loomed over Havana for 30 years, a reminder of Washington’s influence. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa) (The Associated Press)

This Dec. 30, 2014 photo shows the Egyptian onyx statue of a maiden warrior that symbolizes the republic standing inside the capitol which is undergoing renovation in Havana, Cuba. Cuba's legislature moved out of the neoclassical building in 1959 and was instead used by the Cuban Academy of Sciences...

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