Maguindanao province, Philippines

A <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO00000161" title="Philippines" href="/topic/international/philippines-PLGEO00000161.topic">Filipino</a> soldier stands guard in Ampatuan town, Maguindanao province, southern Philippines, after martial law was implemented. The government imposed martial law after clashes erupted between security forces and armed militia allegedly linked to the Ampatuan family. The militia members are accused of killing 57 people two weeks ago.

( Dennis M. Sabangan / EPA / December 7, 2009 )

A Filipino soldier stands guard in Ampatuan town, Maguindanao province, southern Philippines, after martial law was implemented. The government imposed martial law after clashes erupted between security forces and armed militia allegedly linked to the Ampatuan family. The militia members are accused of killing 57 people two weeks ago.

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