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Peru Returns Bodies of War Victims to Families
Authorities in Peru's southern mountains returned to their families the remains of 26 people killed in fighting between the army and Shining Path rebels in the 1980s.

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People carry coffins containing the remains of people whose bodies were excavated, to a church in Cuzco, Peru, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. Authorities turned over to families 26 coffins containing the remains of people from various towns whose body parts were excavated from 250 graves since November. According to Peruvian authorities, the victims, including women, children and village authorities, were killed by both members of the Shining Path militant group and the army between 1980 and 2000, and are among tens of thousands of Peruvians who died during the Maoist-inspired insurgency. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

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People carry coffins containing the remains of people whose bodies were excavated, to a church in Cuzco, Peru, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. Authorities turned over to families 26 coffins containing the remains of people from various towns whose body parts were excavated from 250 graves since November. According to Peruvian authorities, the victims, including women, children and village authorities, were killed by both members of the Shining Path militant group and the army between 1980 and 2000, and are among tens of thousands of Peruvians who died during the Maoist-inspired insurgency. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
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People place coffins containing the remains of their slain relatives into a truck to be taken to their towns for burial after carrying them in procession to a church in Cuzco, Peru, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. Authorities turned over to families 26 coffins containing the remains of people from various towns whose body parts were excavated from 250 graves since November. According to Peruvian authorities, the victims, including women, children and village authorities, were killed by both members of the Shining Path militant group and the army between 1980 and 2000, and are among tens of thousands of Peruvians who died during the Maoist-inspired insurgency. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

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A woman carries a coffin containing the remains of her slain father after a Mass inside a church in Cuzco Peru, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. Authorities turned over to families 26 coffins containing the remains of people from various towns whose body parts were excavated from 250 graves since November. According to Peruvian authorities, the victims, including women, children and village authorities, were killed by both members of the Shining Path militant group and the army between 1980 and 2000, and are among tens of thousands of Peruvians who died during the Maoist-inspired insurgency. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

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People carry to a church coffins containing the remains of people whose bodies were excavated in Cuzco Peru, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. Authorities turned over to families 26 coffins containing the remains of people from various towns whose body parts were excavated from 250 graves since November. According to Peruvian authorities, the victims are women, children and village authorities who were killed by both members of the Shining Path militant group and the army between 1980 and 2000, and are among tens of thousands of Peruvians who died during the Maoist-inspired insurgency. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

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The belongings of a person who arrived to receive the remains of a family member sit on the steps during a ceremony at a school in Cuzco, Peru, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. Authorities turned over to families 26 coffins containing the remains of people from various towns whose body parts were excavated from 250 graves since November. According to Peruvian authorities, the victims, including women, children and village authorities, were killed by both members of the Shining Path militant group and the army between 1980 and 2000, and are among tens of thousands of Peruvians who died during the Maoist-inspired insurgency. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

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Fidelia Galvez stands next to a coffin containing the remains of her slain husband during a ceremony where families received the remains of their late family members in Cuzco, Peru, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. Authorities turned over to families 26 coffins containing the remains of people from various towns whose body parts were excavated from 250 graves since November. According to Peruvian authorities, the victims, including women, children and village authorities, were killed by both members of the Shining Path militant group and the army between 1980 and 2000, and are among tens of thousands of Peruvians who died during the Maoist-inspired insurgency. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
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Juliana Pumacayo cries at the coffin of her husband, one of 26 coffins turned over to family members during a ceremony inside a school in Cuzco, Peru, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. Authorities turned over to families 26 coffins containing the remains of people from various towns whose body parts were excavated from 250 graves since November. According to Peruvian authorities, the victims, including women, children and village authorities, were killed by both members of the Shining Path militant group and the army between 1980 and 2000, and are among tens of thousands of Peruvians who died during the Maoist-inspired insurgency. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia

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Coffins containing the remains of 26 people whose body parts were excavated from graves lay in rows at a school in Cuzco, Peru, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. Authorities turned over to families the coffins containing the remains of people from various towns whose body parts were excavated from 250 graves since November. According to Peruvian authorities, the victims are women, children and village authorities who were killed by both members of the Shining Path militant group and the army between 1980 and 2000, and are among tens of thousands of Peruvians who died during the Maoist-inspired insurgency. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

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People carry coffins containing the remains of people whose bodies were excavated, to a church in Cuzco, Peru, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. Authorities turned over to families 26 coffins containing the remains of people from various towns whose body parts were excavated from 250 graves since November. According to Peruvian authorities, the victims, including women, children and village authorities, were killed by both members of the Shining Path militant group and the army between 1980 and 2000, and are among tens of thousands of Peruvians who died during the Maoist-inspired insurgency. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

Peru Returns Bodies of War Victims to Families

Authorities in Peru's southern mountains returned to their families the remains of 26 people killed in fighting between the army and Shining Path rebels in the 1980s.

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