Rebel uprising in Congo

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A Congo government policeman shake hands with an M23 rebel, after he and other policemen handed their weapons in to M23 rebels during a M23 rally in Goma, Congo, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. A rebel group believed to be backed by Rwanda seized the strategic, provincial capital of Goma in eastern Congo on Tuesday, home to more than 1 million people as well as an international airport in a development that threatens to spark a new, regional war, officials and witnesses said. (AP Photo/Melanie Gouby)

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A rebel group believed to be backed by Rwanda seized the strategic, provincial capital of Goma in eastern Congo on Nov. 20, in a development that threatens to spark a new, regional war, officials said. Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been marked by widespread violence and atrocities that continue to threaten regional stability.

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