The classic cars, the decaying buildings, and the revolutionary signs fill almost every corner of Havana. Once one of the richest cities in Latin America, Havana now seems frozen in time as if it's been locked away in a misplaced time capsule from a bygone era, March 24, 2012. (Franco Ordonez/MCT)
The classic cars, the decaying buildings, and the revolutionary signs fill almost every corner of Havana. Once one of the richest cities in Latin America, Havana now seems frozen in time as if it's been locked away in a misplaced time capsule from a bygone era, March 24, 2012. (Franco Ordonez/MCT) MCT
The classic cars, the decaying buildings, and the revolutionary signs fill almost every corner of Havana. Once one of the richest cities in Latin America, Havana now seems frozen in time as if it's been locked away in a misplaced time capsule from a bygone era, March 24, 2012. (Franco Ordonez/MCT) MCT

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