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In pictures: Aceh rebels disarm
A member of the Free Aceh Movement surrenders his weapons to the Aceh Monitoring Mission in Banda Aceh, Thursday, Sept 15, 2005.
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Separatist rebels in Aceh have handed over their first batch of weapons to international monitors.
Aceh Monitoring Mission (AMM) members receive Free Aceh Movement's (Gam) weapons during a disarmament ceremony in Banda Aceh, 15 September 2005.
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At a ceremony in the provincial capital, Banda Aceh, about 80 weapons were given to international monitors.
Aceh Monitoring Mission (AMM) members receive Free Aceh Movement's (Gam) weapons during a disarmament ceremony in Banda Aceh, 15 September 2005.
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Kalashnikov rifles, a machine gun and a rocket propelled grenade launcher were among the arms handed in.
Aceh Monitoring Mission members destroy Free Aceh Movement's (Gam) weapons in Banda Aceh, 15 September 2005.
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The monitoring teams then destroyed the weapons, watched by local people and international media.
Gam members with weapons, 15 September 2005
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The weapons handover is a key part of the peace deal between the rebels - from the Free Aceh Movement (Gam) - and the Indonesian government.
An Indonesian policeman waves as he boards a ship to leave Aceh,  Wednesday September 14, in Lhokseumawe, Aceh
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In return for Gam's disarmament, Indonesia has promised to withdraw thousands of troops from the region. Many have already left.
Two Acehnese men take a bucket shower near their makeshift home in Banda Aceh, September 8, 2005.
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The two sides began talks in the wake of the huge tsunami last December, which killed more than 120,000 people in Aceh. The province is still struggling to cope with the disaster.



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