Photos: Captivating views of Cuba

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Many are predicting that Cuba will change once the effects of America’s embargo disappear. It surely will, although it remains to be seen if the changes will be for the better or for the worse. Whatever the case, you can be sure that it won’t happen overnight.

This collection of photos of the Caribbean nation give you a glimpse of what it’s like today so enjoy it while you can.

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Cuba 2013!

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