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Government, FARC rebels sign historic peace accord

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09-27-2016 10:09 BJT

In Colombia, where the government and the country's largest rebel movement have signed a historic peace accord. This ends a half-century-old war that killed a quarter of a million.

Image provided by the Colombian Presidency shows Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (L Front) shaking hands with Commander in Chief of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) Timoleon Jimenez during the signing ceremony of the final peace agreement between the Colombian government and FARC, in Cartagena, Colombia, Sept. 26, 2016. Juan Manuel Santos and Timoleon Jimenez Monday afternoon signed a historic peace deal in Cartagena, ending a 52-year conflict. (Xinhua/Juan Pablo Bello/Colombian Presidency)

Image provided by the Colombian Presidency shows Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (L Front) shaking hands with Commander in Chief of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) Timoleon Jimenez during the signing ceremony of the final peace agreement between the Colombian government and FARC, in Cartagena, Colombia, Sept. 26, 2016. Juan Manuel Santos and Timoleon Jimenez Monday afternoon signed a historic peace deal in Cartagena, ending a 52-year conflict. (Xinhua/Juan Pablo Bello/Colombian Presidency)

President Juan Manuel Santos and Rodrigo Londoño, also known as Timochenko, leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia or FARC, signed the agreement in the city of Cartagena.

The agreement has nearly 300 pages and was signed before a crowd of two thousand five hundred foreign dignitaries and special guests. 

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