FARC Rebels, Colombian Government Sign Cease-Fire Deal

June 23, 2016 6:46 PM

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A wreath placed before the statue of Simón Bolívar in Bogota's main square celebrates the peace accord between the Colombian government and the FARC leftist guerrilla group. The ribbon on the wreath says "Farewell to War" in Spanish; the sign beneath reads "R.I.P. War in Colombia."

A ceremony in Havana, Cuba, on Thursday marked a major step toward peace in Colombia, when the country's biggest rebel group and its national government signed a historic cease-fire agreement.

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