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Venezuela told: Pray for Chavez

Venezuela's vice president has told a televised meeting of ministers that everybody was praying for ailing president Hugo Chavez. His comments came amid speculation that Chavez was suffering from a severe respiratory infection after cancer surgery.

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Chavez supporters attend mass at hospital

A service is held in a chapel close to the military hospital where President Hugo Chavez is being treated Credit: Reuters

Sever dozen supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez have attended a mass in a chapel in the military hospital in Caracas where the leader is being treated.

Many of those in attendance clutched pictures of the president and shed tears during the service.

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