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A toddler holds an Argentinean flag at Plaza de Mayo.
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Political, social and unionist organisations today packed the area around Buenos Aires' Plaza de Mayo to participate in the "Popular Fatherland Party," in order to commemorate the 204th anniversary of May 25, 1810's revolution.

President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was the only speaker scheduled to address the plaza during a festival of music and arts, with the head of state taking the stage shortly after 6pm. 

As well as the City act, events were organised across the country to mark the historic date.

Celebrations coincide with the 11th anniversary of Kirchnerite government. On May 25 2003 Néstor Kirchner assumed the presidency, starting a cycle that continues with wife Cristina, whose mandate expires in 2015.

Militant organisations began to organise around the City downtown from the early hours of the morning, with representatives of groups such as La Kolina, La Cámpora, Tupac Amaru and MILES in attendance at the Plaza.

As well as peronist sympathisers, attention was grabbed by some 200 radical militants who entered the plaza carrying a large banner emblazoned with the legend: "Generation of 83." The slogan, referring to the return of democracy 31 years ago, provoked cheers and applause from those already situated in the area.
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