South Africa Thursday said it has given its 2008 humanitarian award
to former Cuban president Fidel Castro, seen here in 2006,
for his contributions to "humankind beyond boundaries."
View of houses damaged by Hurricane Gustav in Nueva Gerona, Cuba. Cuba's longtime leader Fidel Castro said Gustav hit his country like a nuclear blast, and estimated it would take three to four billion dollars to cope with the emergency. (AFP/Claudia Daut)