Protests over Venezuela election

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Venezuela's newly elected President Nicolas Maduro celebrates his victory after the official results of the presidential elections were announced, at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas, Venezuela, late Sunday, April 14, 2013. Maduro, Hugo Chavez's hand-picked successor, won a razor-thin victory in Sunday's special presidential election, edging the opposition leader Henrique Capriles by only about 300,000 votes, electoral officials announced. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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Political tension in Venezuela rose after the government said it would proclaim acting President Nicolás Maduro as president-elect on April 15, despite opposition calls for a full recount from the bitterly contested election.

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