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In Rwanda, horrific time remembered

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Twenty years after the start of a genocide that killed nearly a million people, Rwanda will commemorate the victims today. Over 100 days, the nation's Hutu majority butchered mostly ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus. President Barack Obama said Sunday that the anniversary is a reminder to "resist our worst instincts" and remember "our obligations to our fellow man." In the top photo, Emmanuel Ndayisaba, left, and Alice Mukarurinda recounted their experiences of the genocide at Mukarurinda's house in Nyamata last month. She lost her baby daughter and her right hand to a machete wielded by Ndayisaba, but they have become friends. Above, a woman stands in an opening of a hedgerow of a genocide reconciliation village in Mybo. In the village of 285, those who served time in prison for genocide live side by side with people who survived. Online: Read Times staff writer Amy Hollyfield's harrowing but hopeful account of her visit to Rwanda at tbtim.es/rwanda.

In Rwanda, horrific time remembered 04/06/14 [Last modified: Sunday, April 6, 2014 11:30pm]
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