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Show of defiance over Venezuela election

Venezuela's opposition leader Henrique Capriles has called off a rally to demand a recount of Sunday's disputed presidential election.

Nicolas Maduro was declared to have won the poll and said he would not allow the opposition rally.

He accused the opposition of trying to stage a coup, after clashes on Monday left seven people dead.

Opposition voters have taken to the streets to denounce an election they say was rigged.

Will Grant reports.