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Filipinos show support for deal with Muslim separatists

The leaders of the Philippines' biggest Muslim rebel group arrived in Manila on October 14 for a historic visit aimed at ending one of Asia's longest and deadliest insurgencies

Filipinos show support for deal with Muslim separatists
Philippine president Benigno Aquino (centre) speaks during a press briefing at the Malacanang Palace in Manila on October 7, 2012. Aquino announced a deal had been reached with Muslim separatist rebels group Moro Islamic Liberation Front to end a decades-long insurgency that has left more than 150,000 people dead.
Filipinos show support for deal with Muslim separatists
Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak (centre) walks alongside honour guards upon his arrival in Manila on October 14, 2012. Razak will on October 15 witness the signing of a "framework agreement" between the Philippines and the 12,000-strong insurgent group Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) that aims to lay the ground work for a final peace deal by 2016.
Filipinos show support for deal with Muslim separatists
Filipino Muslims light candles during a peace rally to show their support for the framework peace agreement near the Malacanang Palace in Manila on October 14, 2012.
Filipinos show support for deal with Muslim separatists
Muslim women participate in a peace rally to show their support for the framework peace agreement near the Malacanang Palace in Manila on October 14, 2012.
Filipinos show support for deal with Muslim separatists
Filipino Muslims light candles during a peace rally to show their support for the framework peace agreement near the Malacanang Palace in Manila on October 14, 2012. The leaders of the Philippines' biggest Muslim rebel group arrived in Manila on October 14 for a historic visit aimed at ending one of Asia's longest and deadliest insurgencies.
Filipinos show support for deal with Muslim separatists
Filipino Muslims gesture and light candles during a peace rally to show their support for the framework peace agreement near the Malacanang Palace in Manila on October 14, 2012.
Filipinos show support for deal with Muslim separatists
This photo taken on October 11, 2012, soldiers look on at a young Muslim girl (centre) drying rice grains on the ground beside a row of light armoured tanks guarding a road in the southern Philippine town of Datu Salibo, an area known for Muslim rebel activity. Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) leaders are set to sign an accord with the government on October 15 that will aim to end the rebellion by 2016.
Filipinos show support for deal with Muslim separatists
Philippine army soldiers are shown patrolling a road in the southern Philippine town of Datu Salibo, an area known for Muslim rebel activity. Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) leaders are set to sign an accord with the government on October 15 that will aim to end the rebellion by 2016.
Filipinos show support for deal with Muslim separatists
Muslim fighters guard an outpost inside the camp of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) at Camp Darapanan in Sultan Kudarat, in the southern Philippines. Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) leaders are set to sign an accord with the government on October 15 that will aim to end the rebellion by 2016.
Filipinos show support for deal with Muslim separatists
Muslim fighters patrol inside the camp of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) at Camp Darapanan in Sultan Kudarat, in the southern Philippines. Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) leaders are set to sign an accord with the government on October 15 that will aim to end the rebellion by 2016.
Filipinos show support for deal with Muslim separatists
Philippine president Benigno Aquino shows a newspaper with a story about the resolution to a decades-long Muslim rebellion in the Philippines at the Malacanang Palace in Manila on October 8, 2012.