President Barack Obama said the United States will "speak out forcefully" for the freedom of the Cuban people, after announcing a move toward normalizing ties with Cuba and opening an embassy on the communist-led island nation.
MSNBC photographer Tony Zumbado reads the Miami Herald in the Little Havana area of Miami, as news agencies from all over the world prepare to cover the reaction of Cuban-Americans to the surprising move by President Barack Obama to restore the nation's ties with Cuba, Miami, Florida, Dec. 18, 2014.
Cuban-American Jose Feliu (right) enjoys a Cuban coffee as he prepares to go to work in the Little Havana area of Miami, Dec. 18, 2014.
A woman waits in a classic American car that's used as a shared taxi by commuters in Havana, Cuba, Dec. 18, 2014.
A man drives his car holding a poster with pictures of the Cuban Five, celebrating their freedom, in Havana, Cuba, Dec. 17, 2014.
Anti-Castro protester Sisay Barcia (right), argues with pro-Obama supporter Peter Bell in the Little Havana area of Miami, Dec. 17, 2014.
A woman holds a Cuban flag while celebrating the restoration of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States, in the courtyard of the Cuban embassy in Santiago, Chile, Dec. 17, 2014.