Venezuela holds symbolic inauguration for Chavez - Article Photos 17/27

Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega, left, listens to Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro during a symbolic inauguration for President Hugo Chavez outside Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. Venezuela gathered foreign allies and tens of thousands of exuberant supporters Thursday to celebrate a new term for a leader too ill to return home for a real swearing in. The Venezuelan leader, normally at the center of national attention, is so ill following a fourth cancer surgery in Cuba that he has made no broadcast statement in more than a month nor appeared in a single photo. Officials have not specified what sort of cancer he suffers or which hospital is treating him. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)