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Photo by natgeo. Taken at El Salado, Bolivar, Colombia

Photograph by (Juan Arredondo)

El Salado, Bolivar. Colombia.
A boy plays with a balloon in a dilapidated part of the Town of El Salado. Once a prosperous tobacco farming town, was the scene of Colombia's deadliest massacre. The killing of El Salado lasted six days from February 16 to 21 of 2000. By the end, 66 people were killed and the remaining 4,000 residents fled, joining more than 2 million other internally displaced Colombians at the time.
With the efforts of its leaders, the residents returned despite the presence of illegal armed groups. Today El Salado and its residents are transforming their grim past.
This picture was taken as part of the coverage for the January issue for magazine 'The Healing of Colombia' about Colombia and the challenges ahead for this nation after the signing of the peace agreement between the Colombian Government and FARC putting and end of over 50 years of internal conflict.
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mako_frodo
mako_frodo : Gorgeous pic
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
kristyguthrie_
kristyguthrie_ :
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
rayo.leidy
rayo.leidy : Colombia
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
rayo.leidy
rayo.leidy : 😍😍😍
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
rayo.leidy
rayo.leidy : El estilo colombiano😂😂😂
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
cookdave
cookdave : what does it say? - if you vote you pay me 50,000???
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
aces.oddessey
aces.oddessey : I was just in Colombia it's is a beautiful country
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
mariafbustos
mariafbustos : My beautiful country. This picture sumarizes the courage, bravery and the strenght of the survivors of these terrible, heartbreaking massacre. Nothing but love and respect for them. . . . . . .
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
seb_clh
seb_clh : despite any living conflict and corruption, it is.
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
andychary
andychary : 👏👏👏
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
lina_mc82
lina_mc82 : if you throw garbage you pay 500.000
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
papaekati
papaekati : Magnificent original capture congrats
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
streetartfocus
streetartfocus :
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streetartfocus
streetartfocus :
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davidjosiah1
davidjosiah1 : it really is, love home
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
bbran59
bbran59 : Ö
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
edwardloyola18
edwardloyola18 : Osl
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
littlecity549
littlecity549 : ❤❤
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
amandaleighortiz
amandaleighortiz :
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
lileja27
lileja27 : 💔
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
belvugrl
belvugrl : A child and a red ball is beautiful wherever it is.
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
jose_carpin_photographer
jose_carpin_photographer : Lovely shot!!!! 👍
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
travismorgan666
travismorgan666 : Why do we have to keep seeing Islamic savages instead of actual humans
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
wrnssamuels
wrnssamuels : Many comment but few understand what the walls say.
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
fenster_paula
fenster_paula : Adorei as inscrições nas paredes
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
esteban_uribev
esteban_uribev : The left has never been in power in Colombia, read a bit before you post.
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
oscarsaumeth20
oscarsaumeth20 : Linda foto el Salao un pueblo que espera prosperar despues de 17 años de la peor masacre cometida por los paramilitares... pero el acuerdo de paz con las Farc no acaban con 50 años de lucha interna colombia sigue luchando contra las disidencias de la farc solo legalizaron a estos bandidos que tanto daño le han hecho a nuestro pais y el que les falta por hacer tomandose el poder del estado, al igual que venezuela.😖😖😖
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
mvviale
mvviale : Beautiful pic ❤ but the history is to sad 😢
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
mvviale
mvviale : 😢
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
oscarsaumeth20
oscarsaumeth20 : Amiga aunque sea muy triste 😰esa es la triste realidad que estamos afrontando los colombianos.
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
chefsv_halonzo
chefsv_halonzo : se parece a Chris lol
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
jfr9583
jfr9583 : Fbb🌹
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
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