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In photos: FARC rebels throw a peace party to celebrate government accords

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) held its final conference Saturday to ratify the group's peace agreement with the government, celebrating with music and dancing. On Oct. 2, Colombia will vote on a referendum to ratify the peace accord.
19 Sep 2016 – 05:52 PM EDT
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FARC head Timoleon Jimenez aka "Timochenko" attends a cultural event during the second day of 10th National Guerrilla Conference in Llanos del Yari, Colombia, on September 18, 2016. Guillermo Muñoz/Getty Images
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After 52 years of armed conflict, FARC rebels open what leaders hope will be their last conference as a guerrilla army, where they are due to vote on a historic peace deal with the Colombian government. Luis Acosta/Getty Images
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A FARC fighter arriving at the camp where the group prepared for an upcoming congress ratifying a peace deal with the government, near El Diamante in Yari Plains, Colombia, September 16, 2016. Jhon VIzcaino/Reuters
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At the rebel group's conference, FARC leader Timochenko stressed the need for "a new, fresh and hopeful message for change." Luis Acosta/Getty Images
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FARC leader Timochenko says the group will continue to fight for social justice, but as a political party rather than guerrillas. Luis Acosta/Getty Images
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FARC rebel leader Rodrigo Londono, better known by his nom de guerre Timochenko, is seen on a screen during the opening of ceremony congress at the camp where they prepare for ratifying a peace deal with the government, near El Diamante in Yari Plains, Colombia, September 17, 2016. Jhon VIzcaino/Reuters
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FARC members cheer as they attend a cultural event during the 10th National Guerrilla Conference in Llanos del Yari, Colombia. Luis Acosta/Getty Images
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