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FARC guerrillas prepare for peace in Colombia (Photos)

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A fighter wears a T-shirt depicting Farc commanders and the dates of over 50 years of war in Colombia.

The countryside in northeastern Antioquia, an area where the Farc has historically operated

The countryside in northeastern Antioquia, an area where the Farc has historically operated

Guerrilla fighters sow Colombian flags onto their uniforms

Guerrilla fighters sow Colombian flags onto their uniforms

Playing volleyball in highly visible white t-shirts would have been unthinkable before the cessation of hostilities, an indication of the change underway

Playing volleyball in highly visible white t-shirts would have been unthinkable before the cessation of hostilities, an indication of the change underway

Guerrilla fighters watch a movie on a laptop

Guerrilla fighters watch a movie on a laptop

A Farc guerrilla known as Dario passes the time by reading a book of Colombian history

A Farc guerrilla known as Dario passes the time by reading a book

Guerrilla fighter Natalia prepares soup - kitchen duty is one of the chores rotated amongst the combatants

Guerrilla fighter Natalia prepares soup – kitchen duty is one of the chores rotated amongst the combatants

Living in the jungle has taken its toll on the health of the fighters, and Anderson lies in a hammock suffering from malaria

Living in the jungle has taken its toll on the health of the fighters,

Guerrilla fighters play around in their camp

Guerrilla fighters play around in their camp

Alberto, one of the commanders of the Bloque Magdalena Medio of the Farc, who joined the rebel group 37 years ago when he was 12

Alberto, one of the commanders of the Bloque Magdalena Medio of the Farc, who joined the rebel group 37 years ago when he was 12

Farc is placing great importance on the importance of media, having launched a web TV channel in La Havana. With a presence on social networks, they are training media teams like Daniela and Pedro

Farc is placing great importance on the importance of media, having launched a web TV channel in La Havana. With a presence on social networks, they are training media teams like Daniela and Pedro

Guerrilla fighters wash themselves and their clothes in the river next to their camp

Guerrilla fighters wash themselves and their clothes in the river next to their camp

A guerrilla fighter cleans his weapon, as their leaders tell them to arm themselves with political arguments rather than guns

A guerrilla fighter cleans his weapon, as their leaders tell them to arm themselves with political arguments rather than guns

The mood is not entirely relaxed, as during morning formation, Andrés serving as the duty officer for this group, points out the route they will take if attacked by the army

The mood is not entirely relaxed, as during morning formation, Andrés serving as the duty officer for this group, points out the route they will take if attacked by the army




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