Article Photos: Venezuela VP: Chavez could be sworn in by court 15/15

In this photo provided by Miraflores Presidential Press Office, Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro, left, is interviewed by Communications Minister Ernesto Villegas on state television in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. Maduro said President Hugo Chavez could be sworn in by the Supreme Court later on if he's not able to take the oath of office before lawmakers on Jan. 10 because of his struggle with cancer, dismissing the argument by some opposition leaders that new elections must be called if Chavez doesn't take office as scheduled on Thursday. Behind hangs a painting of Venezuela's independence hero Simon Bolivar. (AP Photo/Miraflores Presidential Office)