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Cuban children re-enact the attack on the Moncada military barracks as they celebrate the 50th anniversary of the frustrated action lead by Fidel Castro. Castro's plan was to overpower the Moncada Barracks in Santiago, which was at the time Cuba's second-largest fort. The attack on the barracks lacked the element of surprise and ended with most of Castro's men being killed or arrested. Fifty years later, Moncada is now a school. Its bullet-riddled walls serve as a reminder to future generations that the revolution began here July 26, 1953.

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