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Congo rebels quit Goma, saying it's "for peace"

United Nations (U.N.) soldiers pass M-23 rebel fighters in a truck, as the rebels withdraw from Goma December 1, 2012. Rebel fighters, singing and brandishing weapons, pulled out of Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern border city of Goma on Saturday, raising hopes regional peace efforts could advance negotiations to end the insurgency. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

United Nations (U.N.) soldiers pass M-23 rebel fighters in a truck, as the rebels withdraw from Goma December 1, 2012. Rebel fighters, singing and brandishing weapons, pulled out of Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern border city of Goma on...more

United Nations (U.N.) soldiers pass M-23 rebel fighters in a truck, as the rebels withdraw from Goma December 1, 2012. Rebel fighters, singing and brandishing weapons, pulled out of Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern border city of Goma on Saturday, raising hopes regional peace efforts could advance negotiations to end the insurgency. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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A M-23 rebel sings on a truck as they withdraw from Goma December 1, 2012. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A M-23 rebel sings on a truck as they withdraw from Goma December 1, 2012. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A M-23 rebel sings on a truck as they withdraw from Goma December 1, 2012. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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M-23 rebel fighters ride in a truck as they withdraw from Goma December 1, 2012. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

M-23 rebel fighters ride in a truck as they withdraw from Goma December 1, 2012. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

M-23 rebel fighters ride in a truck as they withdraw from Goma December 1, 2012. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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M23 rebel fighters sit on a truck as they withdraw near the town of Sake, 42 km (26 miles) west of Goma in eastern Congo November 30, 2012. A dispute over ammunition and equipment left by Congo government forces in the eastern city of Goma is threatening to hold up a planned withdrawal by M23 rebels who want to take the materiel with them, rebel and U.N. officials said on Friday. REUTERS/James Akena

M23 rebel fighters sit on a truck as they withdraw near the town of Sake, 42 km (26 miles) west of Goma in eastern Congo November 30, 2012. A dispute over ammunition and equipment left by Congo government forces in the eastern city of Goma is...more

M23 rebel fighters sit on a truck as they withdraw near the town of Sake, 42 km (26 miles) west of Goma in eastern Congo November 30, 2012. A dispute over ammunition and equipment left by Congo government forces in the eastern city of Goma is threatening to hold up a planned withdrawal by M23 rebels who want to take the materiel with them, rebel and U.N. officials said on Friday. REUTERS/James Akena
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M23 rebel fighters rest as they withdraw near the town of Sake, 42 km (26 miles) west of Goma in eastern Congo November 30, 2012. REUTERS/James Akena

M23 rebel fighters rest as they withdraw near the town of Sake, 42 km (26 miles) west of Goma in eastern Congo November 30, 2012. REUTERS/James Akena

M23 rebel fighters rest as they withdraw near the town of Sake, 42 km (26 miles) west of Goma in eastern Congo November 30, 2012. REUTERS/James Akena
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