Article Photos: Aides: Chavez in tough fight, may miss swearing-in 4/5

A student holds her teacher's hand at the start of the school day at the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela school where a poster of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez hangs on the wall in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. Chavez was recovering in Cuba on Tuesday after an operation targeting an aggressive cancer that has defied multiple treatments and has prompted the socialist leader to name a political successor. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)