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Mayan priests and priestesses gather during a ceremony in Guatemala City

Mayan priests and priestesses make a pledge to the gods as they gather during a ceremony to commemorate 15 years of the signing of Guatemala's 1996 peace accords at the Kaminaljuyu archaeological site in Guatemala City December 29, 2011. In Guatemala, wounds from the 36-year long civil war still fester and slow progress has been made implementing the peace accords. Rising violence has now brought hardline conservative and retired army general Otto Perez to power for the first time since democracy was returned in 1986, despite concerns about the army's role in the conflict. REUTERS/William Gularte (GUATEMALA - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION ANNIVERSARY)

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