Fidel Castro was presented with a portrait of himself as a young revolutionary just 10 days before he died at the age of 90 on Friday. In one of the last pictures taken of Castro before his passing, Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang is shown presenting Castro with the portrait in Havana last Tuesday.
Castro, who led his native Cuba for nearly half a century and claimed to have survived more than 600 assassination attempts, has died at the age of 90.
With a shaking voice, his younger brother, Raul Castro, announced on state television that the Communist revolutionary died on Friday night.
World leaders have paid tribute to the revolutionary, who came to power in 1959, with former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev praising him for ‘strengthening’ his island nation.