Chavez Supporters Shave Heads in Solidarity

Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 2:20 am (UTC-5)
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Supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez have shaved their heads in a televised event to show their solidarity with his struggle against cancer.

Barbers shaved the heads of several men and at least one woman Sunday on the television show as the Venezuelan leader watched.

President Chavez, bald from chemotherapy treatments, smiled and waved to the television audience.

Cuban doctors removed a large tumor from the Venezuelan president in June. He has since undergone two rounds of chemotherapy in Havana.

Mr. Chavez has vowed to recover and insists he will seek another six-year term as Venezuelan president next year.

He has not revealed what kind of cancer he has.