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    SAN MARTIN & SAN SALVADOR, EL SALVADOR

    There was a respite in El Salvador's three year old civil war on November 2, allowing people to observe 'All Souls Day', the day set aside by Western churches for prayer for the dead.

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    SAN MARTIN
    1. GVs People around market stalls (2 shots) 0.06
    2. GV Soldier with rifle at roadside 0.09
    3. SV People passing flower stalls, adjacent to cemetery gates 0.14
    4. GV People entering cemetery with floral tributes 0.24
    5. SV PAN People placing flowers on graves and tending graves (4 shots) 1.09
    SAN SALVADOR
    6. GV Man painting headstone 1.13
    7. GV Wreath of flowers on tomb TILT DOWN man painting headstone 1.18
    8. SV, GVs & PAN People placing flowers on graves and tending graves (3 shots) 1.40
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    Background: SAN MARTIN & SAN SALVADOR, EL SALVADOR

    There was a respite in El Salvador's three year old civil war on November 2, allowing people to observe 'All Souls Day', the day set aside by Western churches for prayer for the dead. Leftist guerrillas promised not to attack buses or civilian traffic, allowing families to travel to churches and cemeteries to pay homage to departed relatives. However, the guerrillas said the amnesty would not extend to government and military vehicles. Flower stalls were set up opposite the cemetery gates at San Martin, a town about 50 kilometres (31 miles) from the capital San Salvador. After many of the graves have been made tidy, they were then bedecked in floral tributes. There are similar scenes in San Salvador's main cemetery where many of the 30,000 people killed so far in the civil war are buried. Just prior to All Souls Day, the leftist guerrillas repeated their call for unconditional talks with government to end the fighting and restore peace to El Salvador.

    Source: REUTERS - MICHELE TAVERNA

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB1TFTP0KMXJZA8T5CFJ3JYQ5A
    Media URN:
    VLVAB1TFTP0KMXJZA8T5CFJ3JYQ5A
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/11/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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