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Return to Cuba

Traveling to Cuba is now easier for Americans and Cuban exiles because the government has relaxed years of restrictions on who can visit.

A car long past its heyday rolls through a suburb of Havana, Cuba. Matthew Rivera / msnbc.com
School children visit the Museum of the Revolution during a field trip In Havana. Matthew Rivera / msnbc.com
A man looks out over the Paseo del Prado in Havana. Matthew Rivera / msnbc.com
A 90-year-old Cuban woman sits at the door to her apartment in the Habana Centro neighborhood. Matthew Rivera / msnbc.com
A Cuban woman crosses the street in the run-down working-class neighborhood of Habana Centro. Matthew Rivera / msnbc.com
A pair of nuns shop for fruit at the Agrimercado in Havana. Matthew Rivera / msnbc.com
A Cuban woman opens her stall at Feria la Caridad, one of the newly legal markets in Havana. Matthew Rivera / msnbc.com
The Hotel Nacional de Cuba sits above the Malecon in Havana. Designed by a New York firm, it opened in 1930. Matthew Rivera / msnbc.com
Musicians play at El Floridita, a bar in Havana that lays claim to being the birthplace of the daiquiri. Matthew Rivera / msnbc.com
A man watches over some parked cars in Havana. In exchange for "caring for the cars," he gets paid a few cents by each driver. Matthew Rivera / msnbc.com
A composite photo shows the kitchen and spiral stairs in the back of a woman's childhood home in Havana. Her father installed the stairs to reach the rabbit coops he kept on the roof. The kitchen was rebuilt after her family moved out, but has been neglected because of limited funds available from the government. Matthew Rivera / msnbc.com
A young man gets a haircut in Humberto's one-stall barbershop in Havana. Matthew Rivera / msnbc.com