Colombian rebel group holds its own Olympic Games

The "FARC Olympics," which coincided with the Rio Games, began early in the morning as dozens of guerrillas made their way by motorized longboat through the waterways of southern Colombia to the camp of the 49th Front.

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    In this Aug. 11, 2016 photo, rebels of the 48th Front of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia play soccer at their camp in the southern jungles of Putumayo, Colombia. The guerrillas, behaving like laid-back, sport-loving youths, are taking security risks that wouldve been unthinkable just months ago. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
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    In this Aug. 11, 2016 photo, an assault rifle hangs in the tent of the 48th Front of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, in the southern jungles of Putumayo, Colombia. The FARCâs southern bloc is one of the rebel army's oldest and most belligerent fighting units. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
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    In this Aug. 11, 2016 photo, lunch for the rebels sits ready on a table at the rebel camp of the 48th Front of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia in the southern jungles of Putumayo, Colombia. The meals consist of dishes filled to the brim with noodles and rice. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
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    In this Aug. 11, 2016 photo, rebels of the 49th Front of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia celebrate after their team wins a local intramural tournament in the southern jungles of Putumayo, Colombia. As the tournamentâs champions they will be awarded a soccer ball. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
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    In this Aug. 11, 2016 photo, rebels of the 32nd Front of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, laugh during a break, at their camp in the southern jungles of Putumayo, Colombia. As Colombiaâs half-century conflict winds down, with the signing of a peace deal perhaps just days away, thousands of FARC rebels are emerging from their hideouts and preparing for a life without arms. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
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    In this Aug. 11, 2016 photo, rebels of the 32nd Front of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, celebrate after their team wins a local intramural soccer tournament in the southern jungles of Putumayo, Colombia. The âFARC Olympics,â coinciding with the Rio Games, began early in the morning as dozens of guerrillas made their way by motorized longboat through the jungle waterways to the camp of the 49th front. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
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    In this Aug. 11, 2016 photo, rebels of the 48th Front of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia watch a nightly newscast on a television at their encampment in the southern jungles of Putumayo, Colombia. The semi-permanent camp is equipped with with refrigerators, satellite TV and even regular access to the internet for commanders.(AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
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    In this Aug. 11, 2016 photo, a rebel soldier of the 48th Front of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, poses for a photo with his dog in the southern jungles of Putumayo, Colombia. As the countrys half-century conflict winds down, with the signing of a peace deal with the Government perhaps just days away, thousands of FARC rebels are emerging from their hideouts and preparing for a life without arms. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
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    In this Aug. 11, 2016 photo, rebels of the 32nd Front of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia pose for a team photo before the start of a soccer match in the southern jungles of Putumayo, Colombia. For the matches each front has two five-person teams, one male, one female. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
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    In this Aug. 11, 2016 photo, rebels of the the 32nd Front of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia perform folk dances in front of their comrades at their camp in the southern jungles of Putumayo, Colombia. The FARCâs southern bloc, to which the front belongs, is one of the rebel army's oldest and most belligerent fighting units. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
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    In this Aug. 11, 2016 photo, rebels of the 48th Front of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia check-in their weapons before the start of a soccer tournament in the southern jungles of Putumayo, Colombia. The rebels stacked their weapons as revolutionary anthems blasted though loud speakers during the games. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
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    In this Aug. 11, 2016 photo, a rebel soldier of the 48th Front of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, uses a head lamp to for some late-night reading at a FARC encampment in the southern jungles of Putumayo, Colombia. The soldier is reading a compilation of the late guerrilla leader Manuel Marulanda Velez's diary and correspondence. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
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    In this Aug. 11, 2016 photo, rebels of the 48th Front of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia stand in formation in the southern jungles of Putumayo, Colombia. With a cease-fire with the Colombian government in place, gone are the days when they had to change camp every few days for fear of being stunned in their sleep by bombs falling from the skies. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
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    In this Aug. 11, 2016 photo, rebels of the 49th Front of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia have makeup applied by fellow rebels as they prepare to perform in a dance at their encampment in the southern jungles of Putumayo, Colombia. The women danced a Cumbia, a popular dance that was started by the African population on the Caribbean coast of Colombia. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
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    In this Aug. 11, 2016 photo, a rebel soldier of the 49th Front of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, bathes in the Mecaya river in the southern jungles of Putumayo, Colombia. With a ceasefire with the Colombian government largely in place, the hundreds of guerrillas belonging to the FARCâs southern bloc have spent much of the past year in semi-permanent camps. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
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    In this Aug. 11, 2016 photo, rebels of the 48th Front of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia play soccer at their camp in the southern jungles of Putumayo, Colombia. For the games the guerrillas will swap their knee-high rubber boots for new soccer cleats. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
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    In this Aug. 11, 2016 photo, Manuel, a mid-level commander for the 48th Front of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, learns to play his guitar via the internet at a FARC encampment in the southern jungles of Putumayo, Colombia. The camp provides regular access to the internet for commanders. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
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    In this Aug. 11, 2016 photo, rebels of the 32nd Front of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, sit in a boat as they patrol the Mecaya river in the southern jungles of Putumayo, Colombia. As the countrys half-century conflict winds down, with the signing of a peace deal perhaps just days away, thousands of FARC rebels are emerging from their hideouts and preparing for a life without arms. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
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