In this May 28, 2013 photo, Doris del Carmen Carrascal, right, walks her children Juan Manuel, center, and Ximena, back from the school to their home in El Yeso, in Colombia's northwestern Sucre

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In this May 28, 2013 photo, Doris del Carmen Carrascal, right, walks her children Juan Manuel, center, and Ximena, back from the school to their home in El Yeso, in Colombia's northwestern Sucre state. Carrascal and her relatives were among 40 families who abandoned their farm in Pechilin nearly a decade ago caught in the crossfire between leftist rebels, paramilitary groups and security forces. Her husband Luis, was hacked to death with machetes in September 2005 on the farm for trying to prevent his unidentified killers from stealing some cows. In April a court ordered that the land, that had gone through the hands of different owners before ending in the hands of a Venezuelan businessman, must return to the families.(AP Photo/Fernando Vergara) less 

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Mon, Jun 17, 2013 12:43 PM EDT