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Chavez's most entertaining moments: yawning, singing and drinking tea.
BOSTON — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez showed his angry side this week when he severed relations with neighboring Colombia.
Chavez announced the break after Colombia accused Venezuela of harboring leftist guerrillas. He called outgoing Colombian President Alvaro Uribe a "mafia boss," a "madman" and a "criminal."
Venezuela's loquacious leader is nothing if not expressive — he once referred to then-U.S. President George W. Bush as the "devil" in a speech at the United Nations.
Here's a look at 10 of Chavez's most entertaining moments — and their corresponding facial expressions.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez speaks during a press conference at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, July 22, 2010. Chavez said his government has broken off diplomatic relations with Colombia after it charged that Colombian guerrilla leaders were in Venezuela. (Juan Barreto/Getty Images)
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez makes a face during a softball match with professional Venezuelan players in Caracas, Feb. 11, 2010. (Juan Barreto/Getty Images)
Presidents Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, Rafael Correa of Ecuador and Evo Morales of Bolivia take part in a ceremony commemorating the 187th anniversary of the Battle of Pichincha in Quito, May 23, 2009. (Rodrigo Buendia/Getty Images)
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez listens to a question as he speaks to supporters in downtown Caracas, Sept. 21, 2009. (Thomas Coex/Getty Images)
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez sings during a campaign rally in Caracas, Nov. 7, 2006. (Juan Barreto/Getty Images)
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez gives a press conference at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, May 15, 2008. (Pedro Rey/Getty Images)
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez speaks to the press at the Swissotel in Quito, Ecuador, Aug. 9, 2009. He charged that Colombian troops entered Venezuela by crossing the Orinoco River. (Pablo Gozzaglio/Getty Images)
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez points after addressing the 61st session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Sept. 20, 2006. During the speech, he referred to then-U.S. President George W. Bush as "the devil." (Timothy A. Clary/Getty Images)
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez speaks at a press conference in Miraflores Palace, Dec. 5, 2006. Chavez was officially declared the re-elected president by electoral authorities. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)
President of Venezuela Hugo Chavez yawns as he listens to speeches during the 64th session of the United Nations General Debate, Sept. 23, 2009. (Don Emmert/Getty Images)
Compiled by Jackie Leavitt.