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GUYANA-JONESTOWN/
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November 22, 2011
A sign marks the entrance of a former temple at a site deep in the Guyanese rainforest in Jonestown November...
JONESTOWN, Guyana
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A sign marks the entrance of a former temple at a site deep in the Guyanese rainforest in Jonestown November 18, 2011. Few in the remote Amazonian nation recall the commune set up by Jim Jones and his Peoples Temple cult in 1974. On November 18, 1978, according to media reports, Jones forced followers to drink cyanide-laced "Flavor Aid" in a "revolutionary suicide" that Jones had forced them to rehearse many times before. The cult ended in a mass murder-suicide that was one of the largest ever losses of civilian U.S. life. In all, according to U.S. authorities, 918 people died that day, 909 in Jonestown, five at the landing strip and a family of four in the country's capital Georgetown, having received orders to commit suicide. Picture taken November 18, 2011. To match GUYANA-JONESTOWN/ REUTERS/Girish Gupta (GUYANA - Tags: ANNIVERSARY CRIME LAW SOCIETY)
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