Reburial to Honor Massacre Victims in Liberia

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On September 18, 1994, a rebel group, the cynically-named Liberia Peace Council, entered the cocoa-growing Liberian village of Kpolokpai and herded everyone into the central square. Over the next three days they murdered 3,000 of 5,000 people. The Kpolokpai survivors waited fifteen years for government authorities to give the victims a proper burial, but finally gave up and took it into their own hands. On September 5, 2009, the villagers gathered together the bones and skulls of hundreds of the dead and ceremonially reburied them in a mass grave. Some of the perpetrators of the crime still live in the region. (AP Photo/Jonathan Paye-Layleh)