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An archaeologist studies the bones of fourteen bodies of women killed by the forces of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB001785" title="Francisco Franco" href="/topic/entertainment/francisco-franco-PECLB001785.topic">Francisco Franco</a> in 1937 during the Spanish Civil War at a mass grave in a cemetery in the southwestern Spanish town of Gerena. In May 2011 the government published for the first time a map with the location of over 2,000 mass graves of victims of the war, which pitted Franco's right-wing forces against an elected left-wing government, and of his ensuing dictatorship.
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( Cristina Quicler, AFP/Getty Images / January 30, 2012 )

An archaeologist studies the bones of fourteen bodies of women killed by the forces of Francisco Franco in 1937 during the Spanish Civil War at a mass grave in a cemetery in the southwestern Spanish town of Gerena. In May 2011 the government published for the first time a map with the location of over 2,000 mass graves of victims of the war, which pitted Franco's right-wing forces against an elected left-wing government, and of his ensuing dictatorship.

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