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Victims of 1992 massacre in Peru finally put to rest
More than two decades after they were massacred by Maoist-inspired insurgents during Peru's bloody civil conflict, 34 Andean villagers were finally given a proper burial.
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In this Nov. 26, 2015 photo, relatives gather before the coffins containing the exhumed remains of 34 family members slain in 1992 by Shining Path guerrillas, during a mass burial service in Valle Esmeralda de Huayao's cemetery, Peru. Survivors say that on that night in 1992, Shining Path guerrillas surrounded the town and slaughtered men, women, children and the elderly in revenge after locals rejected the rebels and formed a self-defense militia. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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This Nov. 25, 2015 photo, shows the mummified hand of Lourdes Tierres Torre, victim of a 1992 massacre by Shinning Path guerrillas, in Valle Esmeralda de Huayao, Peru. Tierres ' body along with the bodies of the other victims had been dumped together in a communal grave right after the massacre without proper burial. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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In this Nov. 26, 2015 photo, residents stand during the national anthem at the start of a ceremony organized by the Attorney General with the help of local authorities, to memorialize the deaths of 34 people who were slain in 1992 by Shining Path guerrillas, in Valle Esmeralda de Huayao, Peru. More than two decades after they were massacred by the Maoist insurgents during Peru's bloody civil conflict, the 34 villagers were laid to rest in an emotional ceremony. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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In this Nov. 26, 2015 photo, relatives of 34 people slain in 1992 by Shining Path guerrillas, gather before departing with the coffins of their loved ones to the cemetery for a mass burial service, in Valle Esmeralda de Huayao, Peru. People sang a local anthem that speaks of the hardships of life in this rural town of 1,200 people, where 87 percent are poor, 33 percent illiterate and most young people lack jobs and depend on subsistence corn farming. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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In this Nov. 25, 2015 photo, Julian Quispe Huallpa and his wife Lidia Quispe, pose for a photo next to the exhumed remains of their 3-year-old niece Necisa Curo Quispe, after forensic anthropologists arranged her skeletal remains in the coffin, in Valle Esmeralda de Huayao, Peru. Necisa Curo Quispe was killed in 1992, as Shining Path guerrillas surrounded the town and slaughtered men, women, children and the elderly. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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In this Nov. 25, 2015 photo, members of a citizen's self-defense force stand guard in front of the health center where forensic anthropologists prepare the coffins with the exhumed remains of 34 people slain in 1992 by Shining Path guerrillas, in Valle Esmeralda de Huayao, Peru. Survivors say that the rebels attacked the village out of revenge after locals rejected the rebels and formed a self-defense militia. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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In this Nov. 26, 2015 photo, Juan Marquina decorates with flowers the niches where his mother and sister were laid to rest, during a mass burial service, in Valle Esmeralda de Huayao's cemetery, Peru. The women were slain, along with 32 other villagers, in 1992 by Shining Path guerrillas. During the ceremony musicians played melancholy songs typical of the region and evangelical pastors preached that the souls of the dead were finally with God, before the coffins were placed in a vertical grid of cement tombs. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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In this Nov. 25, 2015 photo, a woman lights a candle during a burial service of 34 people slain in 1992 by Shining Path guerrillas, in Valle Esmeralda de Huayao, Peru. Most villagers watched silently as forensic experts sorted the bones and placed them in white coffins donated by the government. Women in colorful shawls lit candles and placed flowers next to the remains. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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In this Nov. 25, 2015 photo, Norma Yauli watches as a forensic anthropologist places the lid on a coffin containing the exhumed remains of her mother Irracides Yauli Soto, slain in 1992 by Shining Path guerrillas, in Valle Esmeralda de Huayao, Peru. Yauri was moved to speak to the remains of her mother, Martina Aguilar: "Forgive me mother. When I was a girl I always disrespected you," she said in her indigenous Quechua language. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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This Nov. 25, 2015 photo, forensic anthropologists sit in an area of the local health center in Valle Esmeralda de Huayao, Peru, reserved for preparing the exhumed remains of victims of a 1992 Shining Path massacre. Two trucks pulled up in the hamlet carrying cardboard boxes with the skeletal remains of the victims. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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In this Nov. 26, 2015 photo, a school boy on a field trip, watches from a rooftop, a ceremony organized by the Attorney General with the help of local authorities, to memorialize the deaths of 34 people who were slain in 1992 by Shining Path guerrillas, in Valle Esmeralda de Huayao, Peru. Nearly 100 students attended the ceremony on a field trip from the local school, named "Oct. 10" after the date of the massacre. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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In this Nov. 26, 2015 photo, Ranulfo Curo Quispe shoulders a coffin with the remains of his brother Carlos Curo Quispe, who was slain in 1992 by Shining Path guerrillas, in Valle Esmeralda de Huayao, Peru. Ranulfo's mother and three brothers were killed in the Oct. 10, 1992 massacre. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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In this Nov. 25, 2015 photo, Maria Escalante Mendez poses for a photo, while holding a portrait of her daughter Natalia Torre Aibar, behind the coffin that contains her daughter's exhumed remains, in Valle Esmeralda de Huayao, Peru. More than two decades after they were massacred by Maoist insurgents, 34 Andean villagers were laid to rest in an emotional ceremony last week. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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In this Nov. 25, 2015 photo, Josefina Hucho Mucha, right, cries next to the coffin that contains the exhumed remains of her sister Isabela Huicho Mucha, in Valle Esmeralda de Huayao, Peru. Isabella was slain in 1992 by Shining Path guerrillas during the country's dirty war. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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In this Nov. 26, 2015 photo, relatives walk to the local cemetery carrying the coffins containing the exhumed remains of 34 people slain in 1992 by Shining Path guerrillas, in Valle Esmeralda de Huayao, Peru. Afterward they went back to the center of the village and ate a communal meal of meat stew with potatoes and rice. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Victims of 1992 massacre in Peru finally put to rest

More than two decades after they were massacred by Maoist-inspired insurgents during Peru's bloody civil conflict, 34 Andean villagers were finally given a proper burial.

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