Fidel Castro's 90th birthday marked with 90-metre cigar

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image captionTobacconist Jose Castelar (in red shirt) dedicated his work to Fidel Castro
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image captionThe masterpiece is 90m long and took 10 days to create with the help of several assistants
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image captionIt was presented on long tables in an old colonial fort overlooking the harbour of Havana
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image captionMr Castelar and his team worked 12 hours a day for 10 days to roll the cigar, which is the width of an ordinary one
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image captionThe length of the cigar was verified by a British Embassy official, who said the information would be sent to be verified by Guinness World Records

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