Photos: Remembering Che Guevara on his 50th death anniversary

On Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara's 50th death anniversary, a look at his life and the revolution he led along with Fidel Castro. Even today, Guevara is seen as an icon of revolution and his wrtings continue to influence several young thinkers and activists.

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Argentinian born Cuban revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara seen during the battle of Santa Clara in 1958. From being a heroic defender of the poor to a cold-hearted executioner, ‘Che’ Guevara , was known for his Marxist humanism and revolutionary ideas. Fifty years since his death on October 9,1967, the legend of ‘Che’ still lives in the voices of the unheard. (Photo by Keystone / Getty Images)

Argentinian born Cuban revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara seen during the battle of Santa Clara in 1958. From being a heroic defender of the poor to a cold-hearted executioner, ‘Che’ Guevara , was known for his Marxist humanism and revolutionary ideas. Fifty years since his death on October 9,1967, the legend of ‘Che’ still lives in the voices of the unheard. (Photo by Keystone / Getty Images)

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Celia de la Serna holding her son Che Guevara. After completing his studies in medicine, Guevara went on two motocycle journeys across Latin America that would later convince him that armed revolution and communism were the only way to tackle poverty. (AFP PHOTO / AIN / HO)

Celia de la Serna holding her son Che Guevara. After completing his studies in medicine, Guevara went on two motocycle journeys across Latin America that would later convince him that armed revolution and communism were the only way to tackle poverty. (AFP PHOTO / AIN / HO)

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Guevara (R) at the wheel of a US-made car with his second wife Aleida March (L) on their wedding day in Havana. In 1959, once Che’s troops had taken over Santa Clara, he declared his love for Aledia in the small town of Los Arabos. Aledia played a key role in Che’s life and in his revolutionary ideas, always making notes of his private and public conversations. (AFP PHOTO / FAMILY HANDOUT)

Guevara (R) at the wheel of a US-made car with his second wife Aleida March (L) on their wedding day in Havana. In 1959, once Che’s troops had taken over Santa Clara, he declared his love for Aledia in the small town of Los Arabos. Aledia played a key role in Che’s life and in his revolutionary ideas, always making notes of his private and public conversations. (AFP PHOTO / FAMILY HANDOUT)

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Cuban President Fidel Castro (centre) is seen arriving in Havana with Che Geuvara (R) on December 1, 1959. The duo had met five years earlier in Mexico City and eventually led the Cuban revolution of 1959, which saw Castro’s removal of Fulgencio Batista as the country’s head of state. (Keystone / Getty Images)

Cuban President Fidel Castro (centre) is seen arriving in Havana with Che Geuvara (R) on December 1, 1959. The duo had met five years earlier in Mexico City and eventually led the Cuban revolution of 1959, which saw Castro’s removal of Fulgencio Batista as the country’s head of state. (Keystone / Getty Images)

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5th July 1968: Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro presents a photograph in which General Ovando Candia and other men of the Bolivian Army get drunk to celebrate the murder of Che Guevara. (Keystone / Getty Images)

5th July 1968: Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro presents a photograph in which General Ovando Candia and other men of the Bolivian Army get drunk to celebrate the murder of Che Guevara. (Keystone / Getty Images)

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Cuban soldiers are seen carrying the coffin of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara at a special mausoleum built in Santa Clara, Cuba in Bolivia in 1967. A charismatic figure among supporters, Guevara’s life and death became synonymous with the universal fight for freedom. (AFP PHOTO / AIN / HO )

Cuban soldiers are seen carrying the coffin of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara at a special mausoleum built in Santa Clara, Cuba in Bolivia in 1967. A charismatic figure among supporters, Guevara’s life and death became synonymous with the universal fight for freedom. (AFP PHOTO / AIN / HO )

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Guevara became a cult figure after his death. Andrew Lloyd-Webber and Tim Rice’s musical ‘Evita’ saw David Essex play the the role of Che in 1978. (Graham Morris / Getty Images)

Guevara became a cult figure after his death. Andrew Lloyd-Webber and Tim Rice’s musical ‘Evita’ saw David Essex play the the role of Che in 1978. (Graham Morris / Getty Images)

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Susana Osinaga Robles, a nurse who washed Guevara’s corpse fifty years ago is seen at the laundry room of the hospital during events to commemorate the 50th death anniversary of Che Guevara, in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. (REUTERS / David Mercado)

Susana Osinaga Robles, a nurse who washed Guevara’s corpse fifty years ago is seen at the laundry room of the hospital during events to commemorate the 50th death anniversary of Che Guevara, in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. (REUTERS / David Mercado)

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A view of the laundry room and the sink, where the body of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara was presented to the media fifty years ago in Bolivia. Many believe that allowing his corpse to be photographed was one of the gravest mistakes made by the U.S, since it made him a hero among the other revolutionaries across the world. (REUTERS / David Mercado)

A view of the laundry room and the sink, where the body of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara was presented to the media fifty years ago in Bolivia. Many believe that allowing his corpse to be photographed was one of the gravest mistakes made by the U.S, since it made him a hero among the other revolutionaries across the world. (REUTERS / David Mercado)

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A vintage American car displays a symbol of Che Guevara in Santiago de Cuba. From wall murals, to posters and publication of his writings worldwide, Guevara today is seen as an embodiment of defiance against injustice and the rule of the imperialists. (Spencer Platt / Getty Images)

A vintage American car displays a symbol of Che Guevara in Santiago de Cuba. From wall murals, to posters and publication of his writings worldwide, Guevara today is seen as an embodiment of defiance against injustice and the rule of the imperialists. (Spencer Platt / Getty Images)

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Cubans participate in the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara’s death at the Che Guevara Memorial in Santa Clara, Cuba. With US President Donald Trump dissolving various ties with Cuba, which were laid down by the Obama administration, tension between US-Cuba relations is on the rise. (Yamil Lage / AFP)

Cubans participate in the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara’s death at the Che Guevara Memorial in Santa Clara, Cuba. With US President Donald Trump dissolving various ties with Cuba, which were laid down by the Obama administration, tension between US-Cuba relations is on the rise. (Yamil Lage / AFP)

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