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25 years ago, images exposed Rwanda's genocide

Updated : 2019-04-05 17:06:22

Twenty-five years ago Rwanda descended into violence in which some 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were massacred by the majority Hutu population over a 100-day period in what was the worst genocide in recent history.

In this May 23, 1994, file photo, a Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) rebel walks by the plane wreckage in which Rwanda's President Juvenal Habyarimana died April 6, 1994, in Kigali, Rwanda.  (AP Photo/Jean-Marc Bouju, File)
In this May 23, 1994, file photo, a Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) rebel walks by the plane wreckage in which Rwanda's President Juvenal Habyarimana died April 6, 1994, in Kigali, Rwanda.  (AP Photo/Jean-Marc Bouju, File)
A pickup truck carries Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) rebels to front line positions. (AP Photo/Jean-Marc Bouju, File)
A pickup truck carries Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) rebels to front line positions. (AP Photo/Jean-Marc Bouju, File)
A boy who survived a massacre in the village of Karubamba rests on his crutches at a hospital. (AP Photo/Jean-Marc Bouju, File)
A boy who survived a massacre in the village of Karubamba rests on his crutches at a hospital. (AP Photo/Jean-Marc Bouju, File)
Rwandan refugee children plead with Zairean soldiers to allow them across a bridge separating Rwanda and Zaire. (AP Photo/Jean-Marc Bouju, File)
Rwandan refugee children plead with Zairean soldiers to allow them across a bridge separating Rwanda and Zaire. (AP Photo/Jean-Marc Bouju, File)
Refugees who fled the ethnic bloodbath in neighbouring Rwanda carry water containers back to their huts at the Benaco refugee camp in Tanzania. (AP Photo/Karsten Thielker, File)
Refugees who fled the ethnic bloodbath in neighbouring Rwanda carry water containers back to their huts at the Benaco refugee camp in Tanzania. (AP Photo/Karsten Thielker, File)
A starving woman, one of thousands of civilians caught in the fighting between government troops and the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) rebels, sips milk at a makeshift health clinic. (AP Photo/Jean-Marc Bouju, File)
A starving woman, one of thousands of civilians caught in the fighting between government troops and the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) rebels, sips milk at a makeshift health clinic. (AP Photo/Jean-Marc Bouju, File)
Tens of thousands of Rwandan refugees, who have been forced by the Tanzanian authorities to return to their country despite fears they will be killed upon their return, stream back towards the Rwandan border on a road in Tanzania. (AP Photo/Jean-Marc Bouju, File)
Tens of thousands of Rwandan refugees, who have been forced by the Tanzanian authorities to return to their country despite fears they will be killed upon their return, stream back towards the Rwandan border on a road in Tanzania. (AP Photo/Jean-Marc Bouju, File)
Some of the 334 inmates in a prison who are accused of committing war crimes and participating in the genocide, sit in the prison in Kibungo, Rwanda. (AP Photo/Javier Bauluz, File)
Some of the 334 inmates in a prison who are accused of committing war crimes and participating in the genocide, sit in the prison in Kibungo, Rwanda. (AP Photo/Javier Bauluz, File)
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