Basilan, Philippines - Republic of
FILIPINO MUSLIM RESIDENTS PASS A MEMBER OF THE PHILIPPINE ARMY IN LAMITAN.
Filipino Muslim residents pass a soldier of the Philippine Army on guard along a street of Lamitan town, southern Philippines, June 21, 2001. The military continues the hunt for the Muslim rebels, Abu Sayyaf, despite desires from the hostage's families to halt their operations so as not to jeopardize negotiations for their release. The Abu Sayyaf are still holding more than two dozen hostages, including Americans.