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 in the centre of his friends during his school years Credit: Reuters
A young Hugo Chavez stares down the lens Credit: Reuters
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 Credit: Venezuela Ministry of Information/ Reuters
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 Credit: Venezuela Ministry of Information/ Reuters
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 Credit: Venezuela Ministry of Information/ Reuters
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 Credit: Venezuela Ministry of Information/ Reuters
Hugo Chavez as a Lieutenant at the Military Academy Credit: Venezuela Ministry of Information/ Reuters
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) Credit: Venezuela Ministry of Information/ Reuters
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 Credit: Venezuela Ministry of Information/ Reuters
Hugo Chavez with his family Credit: Venezuela Ministry of Information/ Reuters
Running during during a softball game Credit: Venezuela Ministry of Information/ Reuters
Hugo Chavez salutes during a military parade Credit: Venezuela Ministry of Information/ Reuters
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 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 Credit: Reuters
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 Credit: Reuters