Public employees close offices, pack Chavez rally

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Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, one holding up a mask representing Chavez, attend a campaign rally in Valencia, Venezuela, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. Chavez is running for re-election against opposition candidate Henrique Capriles in presidential elections on Oct . 7. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)Thursday was not a good day to try to get any public business done in Venezuela's capital.