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Topic - Marcos Pérez Jiménez
Allies and adversaries of President Hugo Chavez took to the streets of the capital by the thousands Sunday, staging rival demonstrations to commemorate the 53rd anniversary of Venezuela's democracy.
The nation's largest fireworks show exploded over the Hudson River in New York City in a burst of red, white and blue, one of hundreds around the country that were to bring sizzling ends to a scorching day for much of the U.S.
"It's amazing on TV," said Marcos Jimenez, a golf caddy who joined thousands of others lining the riverfront for a prime view of the show. "I figured seeing it live would be even better."