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In photos: From New Zealand to Miami, Venezuelans vote against the government of Nicolás Maduro

Venezuelans living in New Zealand and the Middle East were the first to participate in the plebiscite convened by the Venezuelan opposition. Voters poured out to vote across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central America, South America and Europe.
17 Jul 2017 – 01:13 PM EDT
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Venezuelans in Doral, west of Miami, vote early Sunday at Miami Dade College. Crédito: David Maris
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In Bogota, Colombia, Venezuelan activists covered a statue of Simón Bolívar with their country's flag during the election organized by the opposition. Crédito: Reuters
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Voters In Bogota show off their Venezuelan documents. Crédito: Getty Images
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Buenos Aires, Argentina. Crédito: Reuters
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A long line of opposition voters in San Jose, Costa Rica. Crédito: Reuters
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More than 20 voting points were distributed across the State of Florida, where there is no Venezuelan consulate. Crédito: David Maris
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A long line of Venezuelans wait their turn to vote in Montevideo, Uruguay. Crédito: Efe
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Leopoldo López Gil, father of political prisoner Leopoldo López, voted in Rome, Italy. Crédito: TONY GENTILE/Reuters
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Venezuelans in Barcelona, Spain, line up to vote in the symbolic election against Nicolas Maduro. Crédito: Getty Images
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Venezuelans at a polling station in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Crédito: Reuters
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Venezuelans vote against the constituent assembly in Brasilia, the capital of Brazil. The electoral process is not official, so it is not binding. Crédito: Getty Images
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Mitzy Capriles de Ledezma, wife of Antonio Ledezma, the former mayor of Caracas and a political prisoner of Nicolás Maduro, voted in Madrid. Crédito: Reuters
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A voting center in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Crédito: Reuters
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"With great joy, Venezuelans close voting points in Oman, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, they decide for Venezuela!" tweeted Venezuelan opposition leader María Corina Machado, who was removed from office in 2014 by then president of the National Assembly, Diosdado Cabello, after participating in a meeting of the Organization of American States (OAS) to denounce the situation in the country. Crédito: Twitter / María Corina Machado
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The vote was endorsed by the opposition-led Parliament, but it has been considered illegal by the government and is not recognized by the Electoral Power. All citizens with a Venezuelan ID or passport were eligible to participate. Crédito: Twitter / María Corina Machado
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Voters in Australia. Crédito: Twitter / María Corina Machado
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New Zealand. Crédito: Twitter / María Corina Machado
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Voters in Mexico City. Crédito: Reuters
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A volunteer organizes voting stations in Barcelona. Crédito: Getty / AFP
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Pope Francis sent "a special greeting to the Venezuelan Catholic community in Italy, renewing the prayer for your beloved country," in a brief message after Sunday prayer. Crédito: Getty / AFP
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