Photo Essay: The Battle Over Elian

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November 25-28, 1999 Elian Gonzalez is found on Thanksgiving Day, clinging to an inner tube three miles off the Florida coast. He's released from hospital the following day after treatment for dehydration and sunburn, and taken into the care of his father's uncle, Lazaro Gonzalez. Anti-Castro exiles make Elian the focus of their protests against Cuba's attendance at the World Trade Organization summit in Seattle.

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