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Archeologist Edgar Benitez works on a 500-year-old skeleton that was found under a road by city workers fixing a street in Bogota, Colombia. Archeologists said the skeleton dates from the 16th century when the Muisca indigenous people first came in contact with Spanish conquistadors, and while lab tests will determine its gender and age, Benitez is also hoping for information on the nutritional habits of the Muisca people.

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Members of the Indigenous Guard ride on the rooftop of a bus, in Ibague, Colombia.

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Members of the Indigenous Guard ride on the rooftop of buses, in Ibague, Colombia. The caravan of some 5,000 indigenous people left the city of Cali earlier this week in buses as they head for Colombia's capital where they will insist on meeting with President Iván Duque. The leaders of the Indigenous communities say they have mobilized to reject massacres, assassinations of social leaders, criminalization of social protest, to defend their territory, democracy and peace.

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Demonstrators hurl stones at the police during clashes in Bogota, Colombia. Unions and student groups called for demonstrations to protest against police brutality, civil insecurity and the national crisis generated by the pandemic.

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Protesters gather at the Bolivar Square during a protest against the government in Bogota, Colombia. Unions and student groups called for demonstrations to protest against police brutality, civil insecurity and the national crisis generated by the pandemic.

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A shoemaker holds a high heel during a protest against partial lockdowns implemented by Mayor Claudia Lopez as a measure to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, in Bogota, Colombia. The group says that the lockdowns have hurt their livelihoods and deprived them of their right to work.

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A city worker disinfects a street in Patio Bonito, a neighborhood that has seen high contagion levels of COVID-19, in Bogota, Colombia.

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Soldiers and residents disinfect a basketball court at a park amid the spread of the new coronavirus in the San Cristobal area of Bogota, Colombia.

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Residents protest demanding food during a curfew ordered by the city mayor in an effort to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, in Soacha, Colombia. The mayor called for a curfew to go into effect Friday afternoon until early Monday morning. This area of mostly working-class families is among the most affected with cases of COVID-19, yet many residents have not been respecting the authorities’ directives to stay home in quarantine.

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Anti-abortion activists protest in front of Colombia's Constitutional Court in Bogota, Colombia. Protesters gathered in front of Colombia's Constitutional Court ahead of an expected ruling that could allow more women to access abortion if approved.

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Artists perform during a mapping and pyrotechnics show coined "Isidro's Dream" as part of Christmas events at Bolivar square in Bogota, Colombia.

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An anti-government demonstrator is sprayed by a police water cannon during a national strike in Bogota, Colombia. The student was part of a protest who's demands include asking President Ivan Duque to not make changes in the tax, labor and pension laws that are either before the legislature or rumored to be in development.

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Lead singer Mario Munoz of the Colombian rock band Doctor Krapula, takes part in a musical protest against the government of President Ivan Duque in Bogota, Colombia. The performances coincide with recent demonstrations calling on Duque to throw out a proposed tax reform, improve conditions for threatened social leaders and fully implement Colombia's historic peace accord with leftist rebels.

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Colombian musician Cesar Lopez holds up his "escopetarra," a guitar that incorporates an assault rifle as a symbol of peace, during a musical protest against the government of President Ivan Duque in Bogota, Colombia. The performances coincide with recent demonstrations calling on Duque to throw out a proposed tax reform, improve conditions for threatened social leaders and fully implement Colombia's historic peace accord with leftist rebels.

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Anti-government demonstrators march during a national strike in Bogota, Colombia. The protester's demands include asking President Ivan Duque to not make changes in the tax, labor and pension laws that are either before the legislature or rumored to be in development.

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Anti-government demonstrators march in Bogota, Colombia. Colombia’s recent wave of demonstrations began with a massive strike on Nov. 21 that drew an estimated 250,000 people to the streets. Protests have continued in the days since but at a much smaller scale.

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An anti-government demonstrator bangs on a pan painted with the Colombian national colors during a strike in Bolívar Square, Bogota, Colombia. Protesters' demands include asking President Ivan Duque to not make changes in the tax, labor and pension laws that are either before the legislature or rumored to be in development.

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Pibe, the mascot of the 2020 Copa America, waves during the draw ceremony for soccer tournament in Cartagena, Colombia. The continental championship will be held in Colombia and Argentina from June 12 to July 12 next year.

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Alejandro Dominguez, the president of Conmebol, holds up the team name of Australia during the draw for the 2020 Copa America soccer tournament in Cartagena, Colombia. Australia will participate in the continental championship to be held in Colombia and Argentina from June 12 to July 12 next year.

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Anti-government protesters gather on a pedestrian bridge during a march in Bogota, Colombia.

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Anti-government protesters lie on a street to block traffic in Bogota, Colombia.

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Anti-government protesters march in Bogota, Colombia. Colombians unhappy with President Iván Duque's response to nearly a week of boisterous protests over everything from job losses to shark hunting took to the streets again in a continuing tide of unrest.

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A student throws a tear gas canister back at the police during clashes at the National University in Bogota, Colombia. Protesters are calling for another mass demonstration in Colombia after talks with President Ivan Duque hit a snag.

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Police disperse anti-government protesters during a nationwide strike, at Bolivar square in downtown Bogota, Colombia.

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Protesters walk across a bridge past a banner hung by members of the Cauca Indigenous Regional Council during an anti-government demonstration in in Bogota, Colombia. Colombia's main union groups and student activists called for a strike to protest the economic policies of Colombian President Ivan Duque government.

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Ivanka Trump, US President Donald Trump's daughter and White House adviser steps down after posing for a group photo with officials and female police cadets at the General Santander National Policy Academy in Bogota, Colombia.

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A man wears a headpiece fashioned with syringes and fake blood, as a way to protest the spread of HIV during the gay pride parade in Bogota, Colombia.

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Arelys Pulido holds her two-month-old daughter Zuleidys Antonella Primera after she had her feet prints taken for her birth certificate at the Erazmo Meoz hospital in Cucuta, on Colombia's border with Venezuela. Colombia's government grants newborns like Zuleidys Antonella Primera, born of illegal Venezuelan migrants, full health care during the first year of life and allows them to enroll in school, but experts on statelessness fear that if Venezuela's crisis drags on for years, they could approach adulthood without key rights such as the ability to travel legally, buy property or get married.

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Relatives carry the remains of Florentino Torrado across the Tachira River into Colombia for burial, near the Simon Bolivar International bridge which Venezuelan authorities only open to students and the sick in Cucuta, Colombia. According to his sister Adelaide Torrado, Florentino was a Colombian who lived in Venezuela for several years and was killed by robbers in San Cristobal, Venezuela on March 10.

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Children cross a makeshift bridge in the Tachira River, from Venezuela into Colombia, near the Simon Bolivar International bridge which Venezuelan authorities only open to students and the sick in Cucuta, Colombia on the border with Venezuela.

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People cross the Tachira River into Colombia near the Simon Bolivar International bridge, which Venezuelan authorities only open to students and the sick, in Cucuta, Colombia on the border with Venezuela. People crossing the river are using makeshift bridges as the water level grows with the approaching rainy season.

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A volunteer gives a Venezuelan student a piggyback ride across the Tachira River into Colombia from Venezuela, near the Francisco de Paula Santander International Bridge which services Cucuta, Colombia, and has been closed by Venezuelan authorities. Many Venezuelan parents send children across the busy border, believing they will get a better education there.

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A man carries a set of used tires into Venezuela, through a blind spot on the border near the Simon Bolivar International Bridge in La Parada, Colombia. The tires were bought in Cucuta, Colombia and carried across the border into Venezuela.

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A girl who studies in Cucuta, Colombia, points to the Francisco de Paula Santander international bridge, closed by the Venezuelan Bolivarian National Guard, in Urena, Venezuela. Venezuelan children, who attend school on the Colombian side of the border, have been blocked from class after the border between both countries was closed indefinitely by the Venezuelan government.

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Venezuelan youth protest in front of a barricade demanding the National Guard reopen the border crossing in Urena, Venezuela, on the border with Colombia.

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Venezuela's self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido, Colombia's President Ivan Duque and Vice President Mike Pence, pose for a photo after a meeting of the Lima Group concerning Venezuela at the Foreign Ministry in Bogota, Colombia. Pence's appearance before the Lima Group comes two days after a U.S.-backed effort to deliver humanitarian across the border from Colombia ended in violence.

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Masked anti-government protesters gather a few blocks from the border bridge in Urena, Venezuela on the border with Colombia where Venezuelan soldiers continue to block humanitarian aid from entering. A U.S.-backed drive to deliver foreign aid to Venezuela on Saturday met strong resistance as troops loyal to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro blocked the convoys at the border and fired tear gas on protesters.

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Concert goers unfurl their Venezuelan flags during the Venezuela Aid Live concert on the Colombian side of the Tienditas International Bridge near Cucuta, Colombia, on the border with Venezuela.

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Venezuelan singer Carlos Baute, left, gets ready to embrace Venezuela Aid Live concert organizer Sir Richard Branson, prior to the start of the concert on the Colombian side of the Tienditas International Bridge on the outskirts of Cucuta, Colombia, on the border with Venezuela. Venezuela's power struggle is set to convert into a battle of the bands when musicians demanding Nicolas Maduro allow in humanitarian aid and those supporting the embattled leader's refusal sing in rival concerts being held at both sides of a border bridge where tons of donated food and medicine are being stored.

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Smoke billows from a burning polystyrene factory in Villa del Rosario, near Cucuta, Colombia. According to the authorities, there were no fatalities.

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USAID humanitarian aid destined for Venezuela is displayed for the media at a warehouse next to the Tienditas International Bridge on the outskirts of Cucuta, Colombia, on the border with Venezuela.

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Journalists and members of Colombia's government tour a warehouse where USAID humanitarian aid is stored near the Tienditas International Bridge on the outskirts of Cucuta, Colombia, on the border with Venezuela.

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A government employee records stored humanitarian aid at a warehouse near the Tienditas International Bridge on the outskirts of Cucuta, Colombia, on the border with Venezuela. The U.S. military airlifted tons of humanitarian aid as part of an effort meant to undermine socialist President Nicolas Maduro and back his rival for the leadership of the South American nation.

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In this photo, Venezuelan migrant Edixon Infante shows a handicraft made in with devalued Venezuelan currency, in Cucuta, Colombia.

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Venezuelan Bolivarian Army soldiers stand guard at the Tienditas International Bridge that links Colombia and Venezuela, near Urena, Venezuela. As humanitarian aid kits were being packed into individual white bags in the city of Cucuta, just across the river from Venezuela, U.S. officials and Venezuelan opposition leaders appealed to the military to the let the aid through.

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Two semi-trailer trucks containing humanitarian aid from the U.S for Venezuela are escorted by Colombian police in Los Patios, near Cucuta, Colombia about 18 miles from the Colombian-Venezuelan border. Venezuela’s opposition leaders requested the shipments and vowed to bring them inside the troubled nation despite objections from embattled President Nicolas Maduro.

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Family members of victims of a bombing cry outside the entrance to the General Santander police academy where the bombing took place in Bogota, Colombia.

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Forensic workers, behind top, work the scene of a deadly car bombing at the General Santander police academy in Bogota, Colombia.

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In this image provided by military personnel, emergency personnel respond to the scene of a deadly car bombing at a police academy in Bogota, Colombia.

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An artist performs above spectators during a mapping and pyrotechnics show coined "Closer to the stars" as part of Christmas events at Bolivar square in Bogota, Colombia.

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Protesters burn banners during a march asking for an increase of the nation's education budget and to protest a proposed tax reform, in Bogota, Colombia.

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Protesters burn banners during a march by students and workers asking for an increase of the nation's education budget and to protest a proposed tax reform, in Bogota, Colombia.

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A girl walks in a camp built by the municipal government for homeless Venezuelan migrants in Bogota, Colombia. The camp was built by the city's social welfare secretary to accommodate migrants who had previously been living in tents made of plastic sheets and scrap materials outside the city's bus terminal.

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University students run during a protest asking for a hike in the budget for public higher education, in Bogota, Colombia.

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University students march during a protest asking for a hike in the budget for public higher education, in Bogota, Colombia. The so-called “Pencil March” is the latest in more than a half-dozen street protests in recent months demanding the government step up funding for education.

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University students march in a protest asking for a bigger budget for public higher education, in Bogota, Colombia.

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University students march wearing halloween costumes during a protest asking for a bigger budget for public higher education, in Bogota, Colombia.

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An activist places flowers on a branches and trunks during a protest in front of the Colombia's Attorney General office in Bogota, Colombia. The protest was to denounce the deforestation of the Amazons.

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A pedestrian walks past branches and trunks in front of the Attorney General's Office, placed there by activists as a form of protest denouncing the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest, in Bogota, Colombia.

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Police detain a man who was blocking traffic during a protest against a decree by Colombia's President Ivan Duque that would allow police to confiscate any amount of drugs from people in the street in Bogota, Colombia. In 2012, Colombia's Constitutional Court approved a government bill to decriminalize the possession of small quantities of drugs for personal use.

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A soldier rests by weapons before the start of a military ceremony at which the new Defense Minister Guillermo Botero will take formal control of the armed forces in Bogota, Colombia.

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A Venezuelan woman holds a girl at a health post for migrants in Cucuta, along Colombia's border with Venezuela. United States Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green announced the U.S. is pledging an additional $6 million in aid to help Colombia respond to the massive influx of Venezuelans fleeing their country's economic and humanitarian crisis.

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A partially-built suspension bridge is demolished by engineers in Chirajara, Colombia. One part of the bridge collapsed in January during its construction, killing at least nine workers.

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Colombian fans reacts after England defeated Colombia in a penalty shoot out during the round of 16 match between Colombia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium, in Moscow, Russia.

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England fans react watching the round of 16 match between Colombia and England on a big screen in a fan zone at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia. England ended its long run of penalty misery and reached the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time in 12 years. The English beat Colombia 4-3 in the shootout.

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A soccer supporter blows kisses before the round of 16 match between Colombia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium, in Moscow, Russia.

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Colombia supporters react after their team lost the round of 16 match between Colombia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium, in Moscow, Russia.

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Colombia soccer fans watch a live telecast of the Russia World Cup match between Colombia and England in Bogota, Colombia.

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Colombia's Mateus Uribe, reacts after he failed to score by penalty kick during the round of 16 match between Colombia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium, in Moscow, Russia.

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England's Danny Rose, left, reacts as Colombia's Mateus Uribe, right, and goalkeeper David Ospina look the ball passing next to the goalpost during the round of 16 match between Colombia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium, in Moscow, Russia.

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Colombia's Radamel Falcao, left, goes for the ball as England's John Stones, center, and Harry Maguire defend during the round of 16 match between Colombia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium, in Moscow, Russia.

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Colombia's Yerry Mina celebrates after scoring his first side's goal during the round of 16 match between Colombia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium, in Moscow, Russia.

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Colombia's Yerry Mina (13) scores his side's first goal during the round of 16 match between Colombia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium, in Moscow, Russia.

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England's Harry Kane tries to control the ball during the round of 16 match between Colombia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium, in Moscow, Russia.

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Colombia's Jefferson Lerma, left, and England's Harry Kane challenge for the ball during the round of 16 match between Colombia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium, in Moscow, Russia.

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Colombia players react after the round of 16 match between Colombia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium, in Moscow, Russia.

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England players wave to their fans after the round of 16 match between Colombia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium, in Moscow, Russia. England eliminates Colombia 4-3 on penalties after the game ends 1-1.

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England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford saves a penalty during the round of 16 match between Colombia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium, in Moscow, Russia.

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A supporter of Senegal reacts after the group H match between Senegal and Colombia, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena in Samara, Russia. Colombia won 1-0 and advances while Senegal is eliminated by tiebreaker.

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Fans of Colombia's national soccer team celebrate their team's victory over Senegal after watching a live telecast of the group H match between Senegal and Colombia, at the 2018 soccer World Cup, in Bogota, Colombia.

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Colombia's Yerry Mina, left, and team mate Jefferson Lerma celebrate while Senegal's Mame Diouf lies on the ground besides team mate Diafra Sakho after the group H match between Senegal and Colombia, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena in Samara, Russia.

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Colombia's players celebrate after team mate Yerry Mina scored his side's opening goal during the group H match between Senegal and Colombia, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena in Samara, Russia.

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Colombia's Yerry Mina, top, jumps for the ball with Senegal's Sadio Mane, during the group H match between Senegal and Colombia, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena in Samara, Russia.

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A supporter of Senegal wears a custume prior to the group H match between Senegal and Colombia, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena in Samara, Russia.

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Supporters of Senegal pose prior to the group H match between Senegal and Colombia, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena in Samara, Russia.

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Colombia's Yerry Mina, left, and Poland's Robert Lewandowski collide during the group H match between Poland and Colombia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia.

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Poland's Robert Lewandowski, center, battles with Colombia's Abel Aguilar, left, and Colombia's Davinson Sanchez during the group H match between Poland and Colombia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia.

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Colombia's Yerry Mina, center, heads the ball past Poland goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny to score his team's opening goal, during the group H match between Poland and Colombia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia.

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Fans of Japan and Colombia take a picture together before the group H match between Colombia and Japan at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Mordavia Arena in Saransk, Russia.

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Japan's Yuya Osako, center, scores his side second goal during the group H match between Colombia and Japan at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Mordavia Arena in Saransk, Russia.

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Colombia's Juan Quintero, runs to celebrate after scoring his sides first goal during the group H match between Colombia and Japan at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Mordavia Arena in Saransk, Russia.

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Teammates crowd over Japan's Shinji Kagawa after he scored from the penalty spot his side's first goal against Colombia during a group H match at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Mordavia Arena in Saransk, Russia.

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Japan goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima fails to make a save as Colombia's Juan Quintero scores his side's opening goal during the group H match between Colombia and Japan at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Mordavia Arena in Saransk, Russia.

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Referee Damir Skomina from Slovenia shows a red card to Colombia's Carlos Sanchez, on the ground, during the group H match between Colombia and Japan at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Mordavia Arena in Saransk, Russia.

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Gustavo Petro, presidential candidate for Colombia Humana, smiles surrounded in ticker tape while he speaks to his supporters, after his rival Ivan Duque won the election, in Bogota, Colombia. Duque, the young conservative protege of a powerful former president, was elected Colombia's next leader after promising to roll back a fragile peace accord that has divided the South American nation.

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Supporters cheer for Ivan Duque, presidential candidate for Democratic Center party, during his campaign rally in Bogota, Colombia. Colombians will go to the polls on May 27 for a first round presidential election.

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Protesters prepare to set fire to an effigy depicting U.S. President Donald Trump dressed in a Nazi uniform, during a demonstration marking May Day to honor workers, in Bogota, Colombia.

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Election workers and voters move about the main polling station in Bogota, Colombia during legislative elections.

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A man walks under a canopy of umbrellas serving as a Christmas decoration, in Bogota, Colombia.

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People cheer as they wait in the rain for Pope Francis to offer a giant outdoor Mass in Medellin, Colombia.

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