Historic Colombia peace deal is signed

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The Colombian government and left-wing Farc rebels have signed a historic agreement that formally brings an end to 52 years of civil war.The rebel leader Timoleon Jimenez, known as Timochenko, apologised to “all the victims of the conflict” and was greeted by cheers and applause.The last of the major Cold War conflicts killed 260,000 people and left six million internally displaced.
There was so much symbolism in this historic signing – a pen made from a bullet to sign the peace deal, the singing of Beethoven’s Ode to Joy, everyone dressed in white.
President Santos said this historic moment was a message from Colombia to the world: no more war. “No more war,” the crowd chanted in return.