From prison to President: Hugo Chavez a life in pictures

A look back at the life of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez who has died at the age of 58 after a two-year battle with cancer. He had been in charge of the South American country for 14 years.

Hugo Chavez (R) and his brother Adan in their hometown of Sabaneta, Barinas State
Hugo Chavez (R) and his brother Adan in their hometown of Sabaneta, Barinas State Credit: Reuters
Hugo Chavez in the centre of his friends during his school years
Hugo Chavez in the centre of his friends during his school years Credit: Reuters
A young Hugo Chavez stares down the lens
A young Hugo Chavez stares down the lens Credit: Reuters
Hugo Chavez (second right) in Julian Pino Primary School in Sabaneta, Barinas State
Hugo Chavez (second right) in Julian Pino Primary School in Sabaneta, Barinas State Credit: Reuters
Hugo Chavez during his first year at Military Academy in Caracas
Hugo Chavez during his first year at Military Academy in Caracas Credit: Venezuela Ministry of Information/ Reuters
Hugo Chavez at a party at the Military Academy
Hugo Chavez at a party at the Military Academy Credit: Venezuela Ministry of Information/ Reuters
Hugo Chavez (standing, second from right) at the Military Academy
Hugo Chavez (standing, second from right) at the Military Academy Credit: Venezuela Ministry of Information/ Reuters
Hugo Chavez as a Second Lieutenant at the Military Academy
Hugo Chavez as a Second Lieutenant at the Military Academy Credit: Venezuela Ministry of Information/ Reuters
Hugo Chavez at a party at the Military Academy
Hugo Chavez at a party at the Military Academy Credit: Venezuela Ministry of Information/ Reuters
Hugo Chavez with the Army baseball team at the Military Academy in 1972
Hugo Chavez with the Army baseball team at the Military Academy in 1972 Credit: Venezuela Ministry of Information/ Reuters
Hugo Chavez with his parents Elena and Hugo during his years at the Military Academy
Hugo Chavez with his parents Elena and Hugo during his years at the Military Academy Credit: Venezuela Ministry of Information/ Reuters
Hugo Chavez as a Lieutenant at the Military Academy
Hugo Chavez as a Lieutenant at the Military Academy Credit: Venezuela Ministry of Information/ Reuters
Hugo Chavez during his years in the army
Hugo Chavez during his years in the army Credit: Venezuela Ministry of Information/ Reuters
Hugo Chavez in a cell during his period in Yare Prison (1992-94)
Hugo Chavez in a cell during his period in Yare Prison (1992-94) Credit: Venezuela Ministry of Information/ Reuters
Hugo Chavez in a cell during his period in Yare Prison (1992-94)
Hugo Chavez in a cell during his period in Yare Prison (1992-94) Credit: Venezuela Ministry of Information/ Reuters
Hugo Chavez on the campaign trail as a Presidential candidate in 1998
Hugo Chavez on the campaign trail as a Presidential candidate in 1998 Credit: Venezuela Ministry of Information/ Reuters
Hugo Chavez with his family
Hugo Chavez with his family Credit: Venezuela Ministry of Information/ Reuters
Running during during a softball game
Running during during a softball game Credit: Venezuela Ministry of Information/ Reuters
Hugo Chavez salutes during a military parade
Hugo Chavez salutes during a military parade Credit: Venezuela Ministry of Information/ Reuters
Hugo Chavez bears his bald head after chemotherapy treatment
Hugo Chavez bears his bald head after chemotherapy treatment Credit: Venezuela Ministry of Information/ Reuters
Hugo Chavez wields two guns which used to be owned by Simon Bolivar
Hugo Chavez wields two guns which used to be owned by Simon Bolivar Credit: Venezuela Ministry of Information/ Reuters
Sean Penn joined Chavez on his re-election campaign last year. The pair have been friends for several years
Sean Penn joined Chavez on his re-election campaign last year. The pair have been friends for several years Credit: Reuters
Hugo Chavez speaks in the rain during his closing campaign rally in Caracas in October 2012
Hugo Chavez speaks in the rain during his closing campaign rally in Caracas in October 2012 Credit: Reuters
The last photograph of Hugo Chavez together with his two daughters in Havana
The last photograph of Hugo Chavez together with his two daughters in Havana Credit: Reuters