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Former hostages Cesar Augusto Lasso (from left), Jose Forero, Jorge Romero, Carlos Duarte and Wilson Rojas greet each other at police headquarters in Bogota, Colombia, on April 4. The men had spent between 12 and 14 years in jungle prisons. They were captured when the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia was at the height of its military strength. (Associated Press)

Former hostages Cesar Augusto Lasso (from left), Jose Forero, Jorge Romero, Carlos Duarte and Wilson Rojas greet each other at police headquarters in Bogota, Colombia, on April 4. The men had spent between 12 and 14 years in jungle prisons. They were captured when the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia was at the height of its military strength. (Associated Press)

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