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The Rwanda genocide

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WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT ADVISORY. Belgian troops are preparing to inspect the city of Kigali April 11, 1994 on the sixth-day of violence raging in the central African state of Rwanda. REUTERS/Stringer

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT ADVISORY. Belgian troops are preparing to inspect the city of Kigali April 11, 1994 on the sixth-day of violence raging in the central African state of Rwanda. REUTERS/Stringer

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Corpses of massacre victims lay rotting in the forest midway between Tanzania border and Rwandan capital of Kigali May 6, 1994. REUTERS/Stringer

Corpses of massacre victims lay rotting in the forest midway between Tanzania border and Rwandan capital of Kigali May 6, 1994. REUTERS/Stringer

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Dead Rwandans lie along the side of the road May 8, 1994 some 70 kilometers north of the Rwanda/Tanzania border. REUTERS/Corinne Dufka

Dead Rwandans lie along the side of the road May 8, 1994 some 70 kilometers north of the Rwanda/Tanzania border. REUTERS/Corinne Dufka

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Ugandan fishermen pile up corpses for burial at Kasensero village 130 miles southwest of Kampala, Uganda May 20, 1994. The bodies were carried by Akagera river from Rwanda into Lake Victoria. REUTERS/Stringer

Ugandan fishermen pile up corpses for burial at Kasensero village 130 miles southwest of Kampala, Uganda May 20, 1994. The bodies were carried by Akagera river from Rwanda into Lake Victoria. REUTERS/Stringer

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An amputee moves past three Tutsi refugees huddled together to protect themselves against the cold and damp May 20 1994 in this camp in southern Rwanda. An estimated 500,000 people have been killed in fighting between the Tutsi and Hutu peoples. REUTERS/Corinne Dufka

An amputee moves past three Tutsi refugees huddled together to protect themselves against the cold and damp May 20 1994 in this camp in southern Rwanda. An estimated 500,000 people have been killed in fighting between the Tutsi and Hutu peoples. REUTERS/Corinne Dufka

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Bodies of Rwandan civilians killed during recent fighting, cover a road in the Rwandan capital of Kigali May 22, 1994. REUTERS/Stringer

Bodies of Rwandan civilians killed during recent fighting, cover a road in the Rwandan capital of Kigali May 22, 1994. REUTERS/Stringer

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Rwandan Patriotic Front rebels load mortars and other ammunition onto a truck May 23, 1994 before advancing after their victory in taking the Kanombe barracks from government troops. REUTERS/Corinne Dufka

Rwandan Patriotic Front rebels load mortars and other ammunition onto a truck May 23, 1994 before advancing after their victory in taking the Kanombe barracks from government troops. REUTERS/Corinne Dufka

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Rwanda Patriotic Front rebels inspect the wreckage at the site of the plane where Rwandan and Burundian presidents were killed May 26, 1994. REUTERS/Corinne Dufka

Rwanda Patriotic Front rebels inspect the wreckage at the site of the plane where Rwandan and Burundian presidents were killed May 26, 1994. REUTERS/Corinne Dufka

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Rwandan orphans hide in a nearby house of their orphanage after it was hit by shelling May 28, 1994. REUTERS/Corinne Dufka

Rwandan orphans hide in a nearby house of their orphanage after it was hit by shelling May 28, 1994. REUTERS/Corinne Dufka

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Rwandan refugees cross the Rusumo border to Tanzania from Rwanda May 30, 1994 carrying their belongings. The 250,000 refugees fled their country due to fighting between government troops and the RPF after the government took over the control of the Tanzania Rwanda border at Akagera river bridge southeast of Rwanda. REUTERS/Jeremiah Kamau

Rwandan refugees cross the Rusumo border to Tanzania from Rwanda May 30, 1994 carrying their belongings. The 250,000 refugees fled their country due to fighting between government troops and the RPF after the government took over the control of the Tanzania Rwanda border at Akagera river bridge southeast of Rwanda. REUTERS/Jeremiah Kamau

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Some 500 Tutsi civilians massacred by Hutu militia lie in a church where they were killed in Rwanda, June 17, 1994. REUTERS/Corinne Dufka

Some 500 Tutsi civilians massacred by Hutu militia lie in a church where they were killed in Rwanda, June 17, 1994. REUTERS/Corinne Dufka

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Friends and relatives lift a man wounded by a mortar fired by the RPF at a downtown government held area in Kigali, Rwanda July 1, 1994. Four civilians died and 10 were wounded in the shelling. REUTERS/Corinne Dufka

Friends and relatives lift a man wounded by a mortar fired by the RPF at a downtown government held area in Kigali, Rwanda July 1, 1994. Four civilians died and 10 were wounded in the shelling. REUTERS/Corinne Dufka

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A Rwandan Patriotic Front rebel observes a nail-spiked club found near a militia checkpoint which was abandoned after the rebel victory in Kigali, Rwanda July 7, 1994. Such weapons were used by the militia to slaughter of hundreds of thousands of Tutsis and opposition Hutus. REUTERS/Corinne Dufka

A Rwandan Patriotic Front rebel observes a nail-spiked club found near a militia checkpoint which was abandoned after the rebel victory in Kigali, Rwanda July 7, 1994. Such weapons were used by the militia to slaughter of hundreds of thousands of Tutsis and opposition Hutus. REUTERS/Corinne Dufka

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Rwandan government soldiers atop a tank equipped with a 90mm gun flee in front of advancing RPF forces with civilians, July 17, 1994. The rebels advanced towards the border city of Gicenyi pushing civilians into exile. REUTERS/Corinne Dufka

Rwandan government soldiers atop a tank equipped with a 90mm gun flee in front of advancing RPF forces with civilians, July 17, 1994. The rebels advanced towards the border city of Gicenyi pushing civilians into exile. REUTERS/Corinne Dufka

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Zaire soldiers inspect piles of weapons confiscated to Rwandan government troops after they fled the border city of Gicenyi, Rwanda July 18, 1994. REUTERS/Corinne Dufka

Zaire soldiers inspect piles of weapons confiscated to Rwandan government troops after they fled the border city of Gicenyi, Rwanda July 18, 1994. REUTERS/Corinne Dufka

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A Rwandan boy covers his face from the stench of dead bodies July 19, 1994. REUTERS/Corinne Dufka

A Rwandan boy covers his face from the stench of dead bodies July 19, 1994. REUTERS/Corinne Dufka

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A young child, too weak to walk, one of some 150 Rwandan children picked up off the street by the Red Cross is carried by another child after arriving at an orphanage near Goma July 19, 1994. The children were lost in the chaos as hundreds of thousands of Rwandan refugees fled across the border to safety in neighboring Zaire. REUTERS/Corinne Dufka

A young child, too weak to walk, one of some 150 Rwandan children picked up off the street by the Red Cross is carried by another child after arriving at an orphanage near Goma July 19, 1994. The children were lost in the chaos as hundreds of thousands of Rwandan refugees fled across the border to safety in neighboring Zaire. REUTERS/Corinne Dufka

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A Rwandan refugee girl stares at a mass grave where dozens of bodies have been laid to rest July 20, 1994. Rwandan refugees who escaped from fighting between government troops and RPF rebels are dying by the hundreds of dehydration, lack of food and cholera. REUTERS/Corinne Dufka

A Rwandan refugee girl stares at a mass grave where dozens of bodies have been laid to rest July 20, 1994. Rwandan refugees who escaped from fighting between government troops and RPF rebels are dying by the hundreds of dehydration, lack of food and cholera. REUTERS/Corinne Dufka

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A dying Rwandan woman tries breastfeeding her child next to hundreds of corpses waiting to be buried at a mass grave near the Munigi refugee camp, 20 km north of Goma, where thousands of refugees are succumbing to cholera or dehydration, July 23, 1994. REUTERS/Corinne Dufka

A dying Rwandan woman tries breastfeeding her child next to hundreds of corpses waiting to be buried at a mass grave near the Munigi refugee camp, 20 km north of Goma, where thousands of refugees are succumbing to cholera or dehydration, July 23, 1994. REUTERS/Corinne Dufka

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A Rwandan soldier suffering from cholera tries to sustain himself within a makeshift military hospital in Goma in the country formerly known as Zaire July 26, 1994. Some 300 soldiers have died of cholera within a week. REUTERS/Corinne Dufka

A Rwandan soldier suffering from cholera tries to sustain himself within a makeshift military hospital in Goma in the country formerly known as Zaire July 26, 1994. Some 300 soldiers have died of cholera within a week. REUTERS/Corinne Dufka

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Rwandan refugees carry food supplies away from a distribution point after the food was given out from the Red Cross July 28, 1994. At least 400,000 refugees live in Kibumba camp. REUTERS/Ulli Michel

Rwandan refugees carry food supplies away from a distribution point after the food was given out from the Red Cross July 28, 1994. At least 400,000 refugees live in Kibumba camp. REUTERS/Ulli Michel

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A Rwandan woman collapses with her baby on her back alongside the road connecting Kibumba refugee camp and Goma, July 28, 1994. Aid officials say that refugees dying at a rate of 1,800 per day but more and more are returning back to Rwanda. REUTERS/Ulli Michel

A Rwandan woman collapses with her baby on her back alongside the road connecting Kibumba refugee camp and Goma, July 28, 1994. Aid officials say that refugees dying at a rate of 1,800 per day but more and more are returning back to Rwanda. REUTERS/Ulli Michel

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A Rwandan refugee walks through a field on his way to a mass grave carrying the body of his baby who died of cholera July 29, 1994. REUTERS/Corinne Dufka

A Rwandan refugee walks through a field on his way to a mass grave carrying the body of his baby who died of cholera July 29, 1994. REUTERS/Corinne Dufka

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A Hutu woman and her children take a rest on the edge of the French security zone on the border of the country formerly known as Zaire August 16, 1994. REUTERS/Patrick De Noirmont

A Hutu woman and her children take a rest on the edge of the French security zone on the border of the country formerly known as Zaire August 16, 1994. REUTERS/Patrick De Noirmont

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Three Rwandan orphans in medical treatment wait to be washed by relief workers at Ndoshu orphanage, August 16, 1994. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

Three Rwandan orphans in medical treatment wait to be washed by relief workers at Ndoshu orphanage, August 16, 1994. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

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A little Hutu girl sits tensely within a crowd of some 10,000 Rwandan refugees who were stopped from crossing into Zaire after the border was closed while French troops patrol the border area August 21, 1994. REUTERS/Corinne Dufka

A little Hutu girl sits tensely within a crowd of some 10,000 Rwandan refugees who were stopped from crossing into Zaire after the border was closed while French troops patrol the border area August 21, 1994. REUTERS/Corinne Dufka

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Rwandan children dance in a circle in the shadow of one of several volcanoes which loom over the Rwandan refugee camps March 15, 1995. REUTERS/Corinne Dufka

Rwandan children dance in a circle in the shadow of one of several volcanoes which loom over the Rwandan refugee camps March 15, 1995. REUTERS/Corinne Dufka

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Rwandan militia from the Panzi refugee camp flee October 27, 1996 after an area near their camp was shelled by ethnic Tutsi rebels. Some 500,000 Rwandan refugees from around Goma and Bukavu are thought to be on the move after fighting between the Zaire military and the ethnic Tutsi rebels. REUTERS/Corinne Dufka

Rwandan militia from the Panzi refugee camp flee October 27, 1996 after an area near their camp was shelled by ethnic Tutsi rebels. Some 500,000 Rwandan refugees from around Goma and Bukavu are thought to be on the move after fighting between the Zaire military and the ethnic Tutsi rebels. REUTERS/Corinne Dufka

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A refugee woman checks her friend's hair for insects at a refugee camp near Giseny, Rwanda close to the border with the country formerly known as Zaire November 10, 1996. Tutsi rebels controlling a swathe of eastern Zaire have agreed to open up a humanitarian corridor to enable relief workers to reach Hutu refugees trapped and scattered by fighting in the area. REUTERS/Peter Andrews

A refugee woman checks her friend's hair for insects at a refugee camp near Giseny, Rwanda close to the border with the country formerly known as Zaire November 10, 1996. Tutsi rebels controlling a swathe of eastern Zaire have agreed to open up a humanitarian corridor to enable relief workers to reach Hutu refugees trapped and scattered by fighting in the area. REUTERS/Peter Andrews

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Rwandan Hutu refugees rest on the side of the road next to the old Mugunga refugee camp near the border town of Goma in the country formerly known as Zaire November 16, 1996. Hundreds of thousands of refugees fled the Mugunga and Sake refugee camps and were returning to Rwanda after being in Zaire for more than two years. REUTERS/Stringer

Rwandan Hutu refugees rest on the side of the road next to the old Mugunga refugee camp near the border town of Goma in the country formerly known as Zaire November 16, 1996. Hundreds of thousands of refugees fled the Mugunga and Sake refugee camps and were returning to Rwanda after being in Zaire for more than two years. REUTERS/Stringer

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A Rwandan Hutu refugee man and a child lay injured on the ground with broken legs after a food riot broke out near the border town of Goma in the country formerly known as Zaire November 16, 1996. The riot broke out after a UN aid work tried to hand out food to the refugees. Several people including a child were injured. Hundreds of thousands of refugees fled the Mugunga and Sake refugee camps Thursday and are returning to Rwanda...more

A Rwandan Hutu refugee man and a child lay injured on the ground with broken legs after a food riot broke out near the border town of Goma in the country formerly known as Zaire November 16, 1996. The riot broke out after a UN aid work tried to hand out food to the refugees. Several people including a child were injured. Hundreds of thousands of refugees fled the Mugunga and Sake refugee camps Thursday and are returning to Rwanda after being in Zaire for more than two years. REUTERS/Stringer

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Rwandan Hutu refugees stand in line at the Mukungwa transit camp waiting for transport to Kigali November 19, 1996. Thousands of Rwandan Hutu refugees fled camps in Zaire and returned to their home country. REUTERS/Stringer

Rwandan Hutu refugees stand in line at the Mukungwa transit camp waiting for transport to Kigali November 19, 1996. Thousands of Rwandan Hutu refugees fled camps in Zaire and returned to their home country. REUTERS/Stringer

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Rwandan Red Cross workers help refugees in Gisyne, Rwanda November 17, 1996. Rwandan radio quoted reports from the west of the country as saying that more than half a million refugees have now crossed the border into Rwanda. REUTERS/Stringer

Rwandan Red Cross workers help refugees in Gisyne, Rwanda November 17, 1996. Rwandan radio quoted reports from the west of the country as saying that more than half a million refugees have now crossed the border into Rwanda. REUTERS/Stringer

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A Rwandan Hutu refugee woman helps her daughter with an IV at the local hospital in the town of Goma November 17, 1996. Hundreds of thousands of refugees fled the Mugunga and Sake refugee camps and are returning to Rwanda after having been in Zaire for more than two years. REUTERS/John Parkin

A Rwandan Hutu refugee woman helps her daughter with an IV at the local hospital in the town of Goma November 17, 1996. Hundreds of thousands of refugees fled the Mugunga and Sake refugee camps and are returning to Rwanda after having been in Zaire for more than two years. REUTERS/John Parkin

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Refugee children who became separated from their parents during the exodus from the country formerly known as Zaire look out from the back of the Red Cross truck taking them to the city of Byumba, Rwanda November 18, 1996. There are more than 3,000 such cases who are being cared for in refugee transit centers on the road between Goma and Kigali. REUTERS/Corinne Dufka

Refugee children who became separated from their parents during the exodus from the country formerly known as Zaire look out from the back of the Red Cross truck taking them to the city of Byumba, Rwanda November 18, 1996. There are more than 3,000 such cases who are being cared for in refugee transit centers on the road between Goma and Kigali. REUTERS/Corinne Dufka

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Rwandan Hutu refugees staying at the Mukaruka transit camp wait for transport to Kigali November 19, 1996. Thousands of Rwandan Hutu refugees fled camps in the country formerly known as Zaire and returned to their home country of Rwanda. REUTERS/Stringer

Rwandan Hutu refugees staying at the Mukaruka transit camp wait for transport to Kigali November 19, 1996. Thousands of Rwandan Hutu refugees fled camps in the country formerly known as Zaire and returned to their home country of Rwanda. REUTERS/Stringer

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A Rwandan refugee who traveled from Bukavu in the country formerly known as Zaire with several thousand others shivers in the early morning hours November 30, 1996 before getting back on the road to the border. He is part of a group of some 20,000 refugees, many suffering from disease and malnutrition, who have made their way into Goma after being on the road for over one month. REUTERS/Corinne Dufka

A Rwandan refugee who traveled from Bukavu in the country formerly known as Zaire with several thousand others shivers in the early morning hours November 30, 1996 before getting back on the road to the border. He is part of a group of some 20,000 refugees, many suffering from disease and malnutrition, who have made their way into Goma after being on the road for over one month. REUTERS/Corinne Dufka

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A dead refugee woman lies on the main road from Tanzania to Rwanda's border as Rwandan refugees file past on their way home December 19, 1996. Tanzania has given Rwandan Hutu refugees up to the end of December to return to their country. REUTERS/Stringer

A dead refugee woman lies on the main road from Tanzania to Rwanda's border as Rwandan refugees file past on their way home December 19, 1996. Tanzania has given Rwandan Hutu refugees up to the end of December to return to their country. REUTERS/Stringer

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