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Cuba's iconic Capitolio gets a facelift

14 September 2013 Last updated at 00:55 BST

Cuba's vast Capitolio, one of the most iconic buildings in Havana, is getting a multi-million dollar facelift.

Once seen as a symbol of bourgeois excess, it will become home to Cuba's Communist parliament.

Earlier this year President Raul Castro announced that the National Assembly would move there.

Sarah Rainsford reports.