Representatives of the rebel Karen National Union (KNU) shake hands with Myanmar government officials (R) following ceasefire talks in Hpa-an, the main city of the country's eastern Karen state on January 12, 2012. Myanmar's government and one of the country's leading ethnic rebel groups signed a ceasefire on January 12, raising hopes of an end to one of the world's longest-running civil conflicts. In the latest of Myanmar's tentative attempts at reform, a delegation of ministers from the capital Naypyidaw and senior members of the Karen National Union (KNU) signed the pact in Hpa-an, capital of war-torn eastern Karen state. AFP PHOTO/Soe Than WIN / AFP PHOTO / Soe Than WIN

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