A worker pushes a wheel barrel of three garbage bags that contain 20 bodies per bag, at La Verbena Cemetery, in Guatemala City, on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011. The exhumed bodies will be washed, numbered, and analyzed how each died. Three mass graves are located inside the cemetery of La Verbena where forensic anthropologists ,of the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation, exhume and identify bodies of the "disappeared" from the civil war.
Guatemala is the only country in the western hemisphere that experienced genocide in the 20th century. During the country's 36-year civil war (1960-1996), about 200,000 people were killed, and another 50,000 ?disappeared? and buried in mass graves throughout the country.
- Lianne Milton
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