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Chile Remembers Its September 11th
Forty years ago, Chile went through a military coup that saw President Salvador Allende overthrown and thousands of people killed under the junta's rule.
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Chile's former President Michelle Bachelet holds up a flower at a ceremony marking the 40th anniversary of Chile's military coup in Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. The ceremony was held at the Villa Grimaldi compound, which was a detention and torture center where Bachelet and her mother were taken after they were arrested. Bachelet's father, a general, was tortured to death for opposing the Sept. 11, 1973 coup. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)

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In this Sept. 7, 2013 photo, the Socialist Party identification card of Chile's late President Salvador Allende stands on display at the Allende foundation and museum in Santiago, Chile. The day Allende died, Sept. 11, 1973, marked the end of Chiles experiment with a nonviolent revolution and the start of a 17-year dictatorship. (AP Photo/Luis Andres Henao)
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In this Aug. 26, 2013 photo, National Museum worker Gregory Ortega shows the broken eyeglasses of Chile's late President Salvador Allende in Santiago, Chile. The shattered left eyeglass of Allende, rescued from the bombed ruins of the national palace, remains as mute testimony to the brutality of Chiles own 9-11. (AP Photo/Luis Andres Henao)
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Angela Jeria, the mother of Chile's former President Michelle Bachelet, touches names listed on a memorial in honor of those who died at the Villa Grimaldi compound, during a ceremony at the compound marking the 40th anniversary of the military coup in Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. The Villa Grimaldi compound was a detention and torture center where Jeria and her daughter were taken after their arrests. Jeria's husband and Bachelet's father, a general, was tortured to death for opposing the Sept. 11, 1973 coup by Chile's late dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)

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A woman wears a photograph of a victim of the military dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet as she arrives for a ceremony at the Villa Grimaldi detention center marking the 40th anniversary of the 1973 coup in Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. The Villa Grimaldi compound was a detention and torture center after the Sept. 11, 1973 coup. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)

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In this Sept. 9, 2013 photo, a copper image of Chile's late President Salvador Allende is displayed at the Allende foundation and museum in Santiago, Chile. The Allende foundation gives visitors the chance to get closer to the democratically elected socialist president through photographs of his days as a young physician or his socialist party identification card. (AP Photo/Luis Andres Henao)
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Chile's former President Michelle Bachelet, center, wipes a tear as she stands with her mother Angela Jeria, left, and Margarita Romero, president of the Villa Grimaldi organization, right, all holding photographs of victims of the dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet, as she attends a ceremony marking the 40th anniversary of his military coup in Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. The ceremony is held at the Villa Grimaldi compound, which was at one time a detention and torture center where Bachelet and her mother were taken after their arrests. Bachelet's father, a general, was tortured to death for opposing the Sept. 11, 1973 coup. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)
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In this Aug. 2, 2013 photo, a painting of Chile's late dicator Gen. Augusto Pinochet hangs at his foundation where he kept an office after stepping down in 1990, which today also serves as a museum in Santiago, Chile. On Sept. 11, 1973, Pinochet seized power in a military coup that prompted President Salvador Allende to commit suicide rather than surrender. It marked the end of Chiles experiment with a nonviolent revolution and the start of a 17-year dictatorship. (AP Photo/Luis Andres Henao)
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Chile Remembers Its September 11th

Forty years ago, Chile went through a military coup that saw President Salvador Allende overthrown and thousands of people killed under the junta's rule.

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