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Garcia Marquez - 18 Apr 2014
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Recent and archive images relating to Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose beguiling stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers and put magical realism on the literary map, who died on Thursday at the age of 87.
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September 01, 2008
Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez listens to a speech during a journalism seminar in Monterrey...
Monterrey, Mexico
Nobel Prize winner Garcia Marquez listens to a speech during a journalism seminar in Monterrey
Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez listens to a speech during a journalism seminar in Monterrey September 1, 2008. Garcia Marquez is in Monterrey to attend the annual New journalism Prize awards, which recognizes and encourages journalism in Latin America. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo (MEXICO)
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April 17, 2009
Colombia's Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez gestures as he attends a dinner in U.S....
Mexico City, Mexico
Colombia's Nobel Prize-winning novelist Garcia Marquez gestures as he attends a dinner in U.S. President...
Colombia's Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez gestures as he attends a dinner in U.S. President Barack Obama's honor at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City April 16, 2009. Picture taken on April 16. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte (MEXICO HEADSHOT POLITICS)
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April 18, 2014
Gonzalo Garcia Barcha (L, rear), son of Colombian Nobel Prize laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, looks...
Mexico City, Mexico
Gonzalo Garcia Barcha, son of Nobel Prize laureate Garcia Marquez, looks out of the door of Garcia Marquez...
Gonzalo Garcia Barcha (L, rear), son of Colombian Nobel Prize laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, looks out of the door of Garcia Marquez home as a communique is being read to the media in Mexico City April 17, 2014. Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose beguiling stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers and put magical realism on the literary map, died on Thursday. He was 87. Fans will pay their last respects to him in the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City on Monday and he will be cremated in a private ceremony. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido (MEXICO - Tags: SOCIETY OBITUARY)
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April 17, 2014
The personal driver (C) attends to journalists with security personnel outside of the house of the Colombian...
Mexico City, Mexico
The personal driver attends to journalists with security personnel outside of the house of the Colombian...
The personal driver (C) attends to journalists with security personnel outside of the house of the Colombian Nobel Prize laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez in Mexico City April 17, 2014. Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose beguiling stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers and put magical realism on the literary map, died on April 17, 2014. He was 87. Known affectionately to friends and fans as "Gabo", he is arguably Latin America's best-known author and his books have sold in the tens of millions. REUTERS/Henry Romero (MEXICO - Tags: SOCIETY OBITUARY MEDIA)
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April 17, 2014
Magdalena Rodriguez (R), a close friend of the the family of Colombian Nobel Prize laureate Gabriel Garcia...
Mexico City, Mexico
Rodriguez waits outside Garcia Marquez' house surrounded by journalists in Mexico City
Magdalena Rodriguez (R), a close friend of the the family of Colombian Nobel Prize laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, waits outside Garcia Marquez' house surrounded by journalists in Mexico City April 17, 2014. Garcia Marquez , the Colombian author whose beguiling stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers and put magical realism on the literary map, died on April 17, 2014. He was 87. Garcia Marquez died at his home in Mexico City, a source close to his family said. Known affectionately to friends and fans as "Gabo", Garcia Marquez was Latin America's best-known author and most beloved author and his books have sold in the tens of millions. REUTERS/Henry Romero (MEXICO - Tags: SOCIETY OBITUARY)
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April 18, 2014
A couple holding flowers stand behind police officers outside the home of Colombian Nobel Prize laureate...
Mexico City, Mexico
A couple holding flowers stand behind police officers outside the home of Colombian Nobel Prize laureate...
A couple holding flowers stand behind police officers outside the home of Colombian Nobel Prize laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez in Mexico City April 17, 2014. Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose beguiling stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers and put magical realism on the literary map, died on Thursday. He was 87. Garcia Marquez died at his home in Mexico City, a source close to his family said. Known affectionately to friends and fans as "Gabo", Garcia Marquez was Latin America's best-known author and most beloved author and his books have sold in the tens of millions. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido (MEXICO - Tags: SOCIETY OBITUARY)
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April 17, 2014
A woman mourns while touching a hearse that left the home of Colombian Nobel Prize laureate Gabriel Garcia...
Mexico City, Mexico
A woman mourns while touching a hearse that left the home of Colombian Nobel Prize laureate Garcia Marquez...
A woman mourns while touching a hearse that left the home of Colombian Nobel Prize laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez in Mexico City April 17, 2014. Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose beguiling stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers and put magical realism on the literary map, died on Thursday. He was 87. Garcia Marquez died at his home in Mexico City, a source close to his family said. Known affectionately to friends and fans as "Gabo", Garcia Marquez was Latin America's best-known author and most beloved author and his books have sold in the tens of millions. REUTERS/Henry Romero (MEXICO - Tags: SOCIETY OBITUARY)
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April 17, 2014
Flowers and the book "Memorias de mis putas tristes" (Memories of My Melancholy Whores) written by Colombian...
Mexico City, Mexico
Flowers and the book "Memorias de mis putas tristes" (Memories of My Melancholy Whores) written by Colombian...
Flowers and the book "Memorias de mis putas tristes" (Memories of My Melancholy Whores) written by Colombian Nobel Prize laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez are placed outside his home in Mexico City April 17, 2014. Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose beguiling stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers and put magical realism on the literary map, died on Thursday. He was 87. Garcia Marquez died at his home in Mexico City, a source close to his family said. Known affectionately to friends and fans as "Gabo", Garcia Marquez was Latin America's best-known author and most beloved author and his books have sold in the tens of millions. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido (MEXICO - Tags: SOCIETY OBITUARY)
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April 17, 2014
Journalists gather outside of the house of the writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez in Mexico City April 17,...
Mexico City, Mexico
Journalists gather outside of the house of the writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez in Mexico City
Journalists gather outside of the house of the writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez in Mexico City April 17, 2014. Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose beguiling stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers and put magical realism on the literary map, died on April 17, 2014. He was 87. Known affectionately to friends and fans as "Gabo", he is arguably Latin America's best-known author and his books have sold in the tens of millions. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido (MEXICO - Tags: SOCIETY OBITUARY MEDIA)
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April 18, 2014
A man carries a flower wreath while passing through a line of police officers outside the funeral home...
Mexico City, Mexico
A man carries a flower wreath outside the funeral home where the body of Colombian Nobel Prize laureate...
A man carries a flower wreath while passing through a line of police officers outside the funeral home where the body of Colombian Nobel Prize laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez was taken to, in Mexico City April 17, 2014. Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose beguiling stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers and put magical realism on the literary map, died on Thursday. He was 87. Fans will pay their last respects to him in the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City on Monday and he will be cremated in a private ceremony. REUTERS/Henry Romero (MEXICO - Tags: SOCIETY OBITUARY)
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April 03, 2014
Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez stands outside his house on his 87th birthday in Mexico City...
Mexico City, Mexico
Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez stands outside his house on his 87th birthday in Mexico City
Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez stands outside his house on his 87th birthday in Mexico City March 6, 2014. Nobel prize-winning author Marquez has been hospitalized in Mexico City since March 31 for dehydration and a lung and urinary infection but has responded well to treatment, Mexico's health ministry said on April 3, 2014. The author's discharge from hospital will be evaluated once he completes treatment with antibiotics, the ministry said in a release. Picture taken March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido (MEXICO - Tags: SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT HEALTH)
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March 06, 2014
Gabriel Garcia Marquez greets journalists and neighbours on his birthday outside his house in Mexico...
Mexico City, Mexico
Gabriel Garcia Marquez greets journalists and neighbours on his birthday outside his house in Mexico...
Gabriel Garcia Marquez greets journalists and neighbours on his birthday outside his house in Mexico City March 6, 2014. Garcia Marquez, the octogenarian titan of Latin American literature, celebrated his 87th birthday in Mexico City on Thursday at his home in the company of family and friends. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido (MEXICO - Tags: SOCIETY)
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March 06, 2014
Gabriel Garcia Marquez greets journalists and neighbours on his birthday outside his house in Mexico...
Mexico City, Mexico
Gabriel Garcia Marquez greets journalists and neighbours on his birthday outside his house in Mexico...
Gabriel Garcia Marquez greets journalists and neighbours on his birthday outside his house in Mexico City March 6, 2014. Garcia Marquez, the octogenarian titan of Latin American literature, celebrated his 87th birthday in Mexico City on Thursday at his home in the company of family and friends. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido (MEXICO - Tags: SOCIETY)
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March 02, 2011
Colombian Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez attends the opening of the Soumaya museum...
Mexico City, Mexico
Colombian Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez attends the opening of the Soumaya museum...
Colombian Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez attends the opening of the Soumaya museum in Mexico City March 1, 2011. The world's richest man Carlos Slim inaugurated the massive museum in Mexico City on Tuesday to house his eclectic collection of art ranging from pre-Hispanic pieces to sculptures by French masters. REUTERS/Henry Romero (MEXICO - Tags: SOCIETY HEADSHOT)
MEXICO/
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July 22, 2010
Colombia's president-elect Juan Manuel Santos (L) poses with Colombian Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gabriel...
Mexico, Mexico
Colombia's president-elect Juan Manuel Santos poses with Colombian Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gabriel...
Colombia's president-elect Juan Manuel Santos (L) poses with Colombian Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, after a visit to Marquez's residence in Mexico City July 22, 2010. REUTERS/Antonio Nava/Pool (MEXICO - Tags: POLITICS MEDIA SOCIETY)
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November 17, 2008
Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes, 80, greets to Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez (R) of Colombia...
Mexico City, Mexico
Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes greets to Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez of Colombia in Mexico...
Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes, 80, greets to Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez (R) of Colombia during the National tribute to Carlos Fuentes at Chapultepec castle in Mexico City November 17, 2008. REUTERS/Henry Romero (MEXICO)
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September 01, 2008
Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez listens to a speech during a journalism seminar in Monterrey...
Monterrey, Mexico
Nobel Prize winner Garcia Marquez listens to a speech during a journalism seminar in Monterrey
Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez listens to a speech during a journalism seminar in Monterrey Septmeber 1, 2008. Garcia Marquez is in Monterrey to attend the annual New journalism Prize awards, which recognizes and encourages journalism in Latin America. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo (MEXICO)
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October 03, 2007
Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez listens to a speech during the New Journalism Prize awards...
Monterrey, Mexico
Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez listens to a speech during the New Journalism Prize awards...
Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez listens to a speech during the New Journalism Prize awards ceremony at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MARCO) in Monterrey October 2, 2007. The award recognizes and encourages journalism in Latin America. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo (MEXICO)
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September 21, 2007
Nobel Prize winning writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his wife Mercedes leave after the inauguration...
Monterrey, Mexico
Nobel Prize winning writer Marquez and his wife Mercedes leave after the inauguration of the Universal...
Nobel Prize winning writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his wife Mercedes leave after the inauguration of the Universal Forum of the Cultures in Monterrey September 20, 2007. The official aims of the Forum includes support for peace, sustainable development, human rights and respect for cultural diversity. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo (MEXICO)
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May 30, 2007
Nobel Prize writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez arrives in Aracataca May 30, 2007. REUTERS/Fredy Builes (COLOMBIA)...
Aracataca, Colombia
Nobel Prize writer Garcia Marquez arrives in Aracataca
Nobel Prize writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez arrives in Aracataca May 30, 2007. REUTERS/Fredy Builes (COLOMBIA)
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May 30, 2007
Nobel Prize writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez speaks with his wife Mercedes after their arrival in Aracataca,...
Santa Marta, Colombia
Nobel Prize writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez speaks with his wife Mercedes after their arrival in Aracataca...
Nobel Prize writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez speaks with his wife Mercedes after their arrival in Aracataca, Colombia May 30, 2007. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz (COLOMBIA)
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March 26, 2007
Colombian Nobel prize writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez holds a copy of his book "One hundred years of solitude"...
Cartagena, Colombia
Colombian Nobel prize writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez attend the IV International Congress of Spanish language...
Colombian Nobel prize writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez holds a copy of his book "One hundred years of solitude" during the IV International Congress of Spanish language at the Caribbean city of Cartagena, Colombia March 26, 2007. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz (COLOMBIA)
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March 26, 2007
Colombian Nobel prize writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez talks with his wife Mercedes Barcha during the IV...
Cartagena, Colombia
Colombian Nobel prize writer Garcia Marquez talks with his wife at IV International Congress of Spanish...
Colombian Nobel prize writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez talks with his wife Mercedes Barcha during the IV International Congress of Spanish language at the Caribbean city of Cartagena, Colombia March 26, 2007. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz (COLOMBIA)
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March 26, 2007
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton (R) talks with Colombian Nobel price writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez...
Cartagena, Colombia
Former U.S. President Clinton talks with Garcia Marquez during the IV International Congress of Spanish...
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton (R) talks with Colombian Nobel price writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez during the IV International Congress of Spanish language at the Caribbean city of Cartagena, Colombia March 26, 2007. REUTERS/Handout/Presidencia (COLOMBIA)
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December 02, 2006
Colombia's Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez attends during the final session of the...
Havana, Cuba
Colombia's Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez attends during the final session of the...
Colombia's Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez attends during the final session of the colloquium entitled 'Memory and Future: Cuba and Fidel' at Havana's Karl Marx theater December 1, 2006. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (CUBA)
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October 21, 2004
A Mexican leafs through a copy of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's first new novel in 10 years, 'Memoria de Mis...
Mexico City, Mexico
A Mexican leafs through a copy of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's first new novel in 10 years, 'Memoria de .....
A Mexican leafs through a copy of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's first new novel in 10 years, 'Memoria de Mis Putas Tristes' (memories of my sad whores), in Mexico City, October 21, 2004. [Literature Nobel prize winner Garcia Marquez had the last laugh after bringing the launch of his new novel forward by a week and changing the last chapter after bootleg copies had turned up in his native Colombia. Garcia Marquez resides in Mexico.]
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May 30, 2004
Colombian Nobel laureate in literature Gabriel Garcia Marquez waits [with Colombian residents for a meeting...
Mexico City, Mexico
Colombian Nobel laureate in literature Gabriel Garcia Marquez waits [with Colombian residents for a .....
Colombian Nobel laureate in literature Gabriel Garcia Marquez waits [with Colombian residents for a meeting with Colombian President Alvaro Uribe] in Mexico City, May 29, 2004. [Uribe is in Mexico on a two-day official visit after he participated in the third Summit of Latin America and the Caribbean-European Union in Guadalajara.]
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December 02, 2003
Colombian Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Havana, Cuba - Republic of
COLOMBIAN WRITER GARCIA MARQUEZ AND WIFE ATTEND OPENING OF HAVANA FILM
FESTIVAL.
Colombian Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
(L), and his wife Mercedes attend the opening ceremony of the 25th
Havana Film Festival at the Karl Marx Theater, December 2, 2003. The
festival, considered the most important film event in Latin America,
showcases the best of Cuban and Latin American cinema every year.

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CUBA
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March 04, 2000
Cuban President Fidel Castro chats with Colombian Nobel Prize winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez (R)...
Havana, Cuba
Cuban President Fidel Castro chats with Colombian Nobel Prize winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez .....
Cuban President Fidel Castro chats with Colombian Nobel Prize winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez (R) during a gala dinner marking the Havana Festival celebrating famous Cuban cigars, March 4. The dinner was held prior to an auction of humidors filled with Havanas, signed by Castro.
COLOMBIA PEACE
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January 07, 1999
Colombian Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez (R) walks alongside a leftist rebel during the opening...
San Vicente Del Caguan, Colombia
NOBEL PRIZE WINNER GARCIA MARQUEZ WALKS ALONGSIDE A REBEL.
Colombian Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez (R) walks alongside a leftist rebel during the opening of the peace talks, January 7 in San Vicente del Caguan, the largest town of a Switzerland-sized zone of southeast Colombia that has been cleared of government troops for the talks. Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have effective control of the region and are setting up tight security in advance of the official ceremony to launch the talks. Colombia's long-running civil conflict has claimed more than 35,000 lives and forced more than one million peasants to leave their homes in the last 10 years alone.

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March 04, 1997
FILE PHOTO JULY95 - Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez relaxes at his home in Colombia's Caribbean...
FILE PHOTO JULY95 - Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez relaxes at his home in Colombia's Caribbea.....
FILE PHOTO JULY95 - Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez relaxes at his home in Colombia's Caribbean port city of Cartagena in this July 1995 photo. Garcia Marquez turns 70 this week, and later this year celebrations are planned in Colombia to mark the 30th anniversary of the publication of his seminal work 100 Years of Solitude.
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