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100 days of hell: Rwanda's 1994 genocide in photos

The Rwandan genocide was one of the worst atrocities in living memory. It took just 100 days to massacre as much as 20 percent of the country's population, decimate its infrastructure and sow the seeds of regional conflicts still to come. Here are 20 photos that tell the story of the events of April to July 1994, because some things there are no words to describe. 

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At the "I Am Rwandan" meeting in Kigali, a man stands to ask for unity among Hutu and Tutsi. (Swanee Hunt/GlobalPost)
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