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A Cuban worker harvests tobacco leaves, above, on a plantation in the San Juan y Martinez municipality, Pinar del Rio province, Cuba, on Feb. 25.
The 16th Havana Festival, the world's premier cigar event, began on Monday with cigar enthusiasts from around the world coming to Cuba to visit tobacco farms and factories and savor new brands. The festival will conclude on Friday with a gala dinner and auction, where cigar buyers bid on cigars and humidors to raise money for Cuba's healthcare system.