It's been 54 years since Old Glory was raised at the U.S. Embassy in Havana. At the beginning of a new era in U.S.-Cuban relations, CNBC captured scenes of Cuban life at this historic moment.
Visiting Cuba is like stepping back to an era when hulking American cars ruled the roads. Today, many of these vintage cars are kept together with duct tape, wire and jury-rigged parts. But they're still carrying Cubans and tourists.
Here young Cubans line a bench in Havana, using their mobile devices. Internet and Wi-Fi access is improving as the country begins easing restrictions on its use.
Baseball is a way of life for many Cubans. Here, kids play in the streets of Havana. Even Fidel Castro played ball.
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In Havana, an elderly woman peers over her balcony on the streets below.
Families and friends gather and socialize.
A portrait of an elderly man in a doorway in Havana.
This is not your father's Oldsmobile, but it might have been your grandfather's.
A silhouette of a fisherman as the sunsets over Havana's Malecon esplanade.