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Glimpses from troubled times

Updated 1831 GMT (0231 HKT) January 8, 2015
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Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt arrives on a gurney to court in Guatemala City, where he faces charges of genocide and crimes against humanity on Monday, January 5. Luis Soto/ap
Montt talks to the media in Guatemala City on May 10, 2013, after being convicted on charges of genocide allegedly committed during his regime in 1982-83. It was "the first time, anywhere in the world," that a former head of state was being tried for genocide by a national tribunal, according to the United Nations. The conviction was overturned 10 days later, however, and Guatemala's Constitutional Court ordered a retrial. JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/Getty Images
Also charged with genocide at the trial was Mauricio Rodriguez Sanchez, former chief of military intelligence. JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/Getty Images
Victims' relatives attend court proceedings in 2013. JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/Getty Images
In March 2002, archaeologists in Xiquin Senai, Guatemala, exhume people's remains from a massacre that is alleged to have taken place during the country's civil war. Lynsey Addario/VII/Corbis
Following the 2002 exhumation, ceremonies were held to properly bury the dead. Lynsey Addario/VII/Corbis
A grieving mother stands over the remains of her daughter at a church in Rabinal, Guatemala, in 2002. Coffins bearing victims' remains were brought to the church months after archaeologists found and exhumed the bodies based on witness testimony. Lynsey Addario/VII/Corbis
A Mayan woman burns incense over victims' coffins before a funeral in April 2002 in Zacualpa, Guatemala. Andrea Nieto/Getty Images