Former President of Cuba Fidel Castro made a rare public appearance to attend the opening of an art studio in Cuba’s capital on Wednesday, the Associated Press reports.
Cuban newspapers, broadcasts and websites all publicized a photo Thursday of Castro at the event. The photo shows the back of the former leader’s head as he points to a statue. He last appeared in public on April 9, 2013 when he attended the inauguration of a school in Havana. Video footage of the event showed the former leader’s face.
Castro, 87, led Cuba for 48 years before he fell ill in July 2006. His brother Raul took over as president in January 2008.