Article Photos: Chavez faces new cancer battle, surgery in Cuba 8/14

A woman holds a picture of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez as supporters gather at Simon Bolivar square in Caracas,Venezuela, Sunday Dec.  9, 2012.  Chavez is to return to Cuba Sunday for another surgery in his battle against cancer, which has led him to speak publicly of a successor for the first time.  Chavez said Saturday that if there are "circumstances that prevent me from exercising the presidency further"  Vice-President Nicolas Maduro should replace him for the remainder of his term.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)