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Last Updated: Saturday, 9 August, 2003, 12:29 GMT 13:29 UK
In Pictures: Mexico's Zapatistas
Zapatistas arrive in Oventic, Chiapas
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Zapatista rebels gathered in Mexico's southern state of Chiapas to refocus attention on Indian rights
A Zapatista watching a basketball game in Oventic, Chiapas
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Thousands of Zapatistas - among the poorest people in the region - attended the event in the mountain village of Oventic
Members of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) rest upon arrival at Oventic
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The rebels claim to represent millions of Indians seeking independence, but have rejected a peace talks offer
Chamulas natives, supporters of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) arrive at Oventic
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Bandanas - a symbol of protest elsewhere in the world - are worn to protect identity and promote egalitarianism
A blindfolded female police officer is held by students during riots for jobs in Tuxtla Gutierrez , 6 August
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The Zapatistas took up arms 10 years ago, but have rarely used violence since deadly clashes in 1994
Native supporters of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) play music at Oventic
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The weekend's conference was part musical jamboree part political event
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Some of the Zapatistas took time out for a ball game
Commander Tacho
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Zapatista Commander Tacho addressed the crowds but some wanted to hear from Subcomandante Marcos
Zapatista indians
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New councils announced at the conference will settle land disputes and manage aid from charities.






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