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Colombia vote seen as referendum on rebel peace talks

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Colombians head to the polls Sunday to elect new legislators in a vote seen as a referendum on peace talks with leftist guerrillas and a bellwether for May's presidential election. 

A woman holds up a white flag that reads: "Long Live Peace", on February 7, 2012, in Villa Rica, Cauca department, Colombia, during a march against violence

Peace talks that President Jose Manuel Santos has held with the Marxist rebels have dominated political life in Colombia since they opened in late 2012 in Cuba.

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