Article Photos: Venezuelan elections a test for Chavez's movement 13/31

Miranda State's Gov. Henrique Capriles laughs while casting his ballot at a polling station in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. Venezuelans are choosing governors and state lawmakers  in elections that have become a key test of whether President Hugo Chavez's movement can endure if the socialist leader leaves the political stage. The vote is the first time in Chavez's nearly 14-year-old presidency that he has been unable to actively campaign. He hasn't spoken publicly since undergoing cancer surgery on Tuesday in Cuba. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)