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Victims of Peru’s ‘Dirty War’ Finally Laid to Rest

Hundreds of small farmers came from remote mountains and jungle valleys to receive the exhumed remains of loved ones slain 30 years ago during Peru's dirty war.

Dionisia Huamani Quispe, left center, and Eusebia Palomino Arome, right center, watch as forensic anthropologists arrange the remains of their relatives, killed three decades ago during the country's dirty war, in a forensic laboratory in Huamanga, Peru, on Oct. 26, 2014. Hundreds arrived in the Ayacucho state capital for Monday’s handover of 80 sets of remains. Simple white coffins bore the bones of fathers, mothers, wives, children and brothers. Forensic teams have been exhuming victims of Peru’s 1980-2000 internal conflict since 2006, recovering 2,925 sets of remains.

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A student carries a coffin containing the exhumed remains of a victim of the country's dirty war, in a procession in Huamanga, Peru, on Oct. 27.

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Mini flower bouquets crown coffins containing the exhumed remains of the country's dirty war victims, on the porch of La Compania de Jesus Church, in Huamanga, on Oct. 27.

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Relatives mourn before a coffin containing the remains of Pastor Huicho Cassani during an official ceremony.

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A procession of coffins makes its way into downtown Huamanga.

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Relatives of dirty war victims hold coffins with the remains of their loved ones after a Mass in La Compania de Jesus Church.

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A boy lights a candle before a Mass at La Compania de Jesus Church.

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