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An historic deal between Colombia's government and the largest rebel group ends a half-century of hostilities in one of the world’s longest-running and bloodiest armed conflicts.

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Colombian policemen and peasants look at a truck burned by leftist FARC rebels April 10, 2003.

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Colombian soldiers carry a guerrilla injured in combat during an attack in Guayabetal Meta province January 15, 2000.

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Leftist rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) patrol near San Vicente de Caguan January 9, 1999.

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Colombian army sergeant Rodrigo Garcia cries after locals forced him from his military post July 17, 2012 following harassment from FARC guerrillas.

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Two civilians are ordered by (FARC) guerrillas to search a Colombian policeman for weapons during an attack in Tolima province November, 1999.

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A police officer patrols in Lleras, a rebel-controlled slum neighborhood in Buenaventura, Colombia May 18, 2007.

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A Colombian soldier is lifted into a Black Hawk helicopter during an operation in Puerto Siare, August, 2001.

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A police officer sits in the ruins of a bombed police station in Cauca province, December 7, 2013.

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Ingrid Betancourt, a Colombian presidential candidate, was kidnapped by leftist rebels in 2002.

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Friends of Andres Felipe Perez look at his coffin during his funeral in Buga's police headquarters, December, 2001.

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Janeth Moreno holds a photo of his kidnapped brother, police officer Luis Alfredo Moreno, in Bogota's main cathedral, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003.

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A woman mourns her brother, one of 24 banana workers massacred by leftist rebels, September 20, 1995, in the town of Apartado.

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