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Argentinians celebrate as ex-dictator Jorge Videla sentenced to life in prison

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Madres de Plaza de Mayo member Tati Almeida (C) celebrates with her fellows and members of the organization Madres de Plaza de Mayo, in Buenos Aires' Human Rights Secretariate, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 22 December 2010, after hearing the verdict on former dictator Jorge Rafael Videla. Former Argentine dictator Jorge Rafael Videla was sentenced 22 December to life in prison for crimes against humanity during Argentina's 1976-83 military dictatorship. Videla, who was commander of the Argentine Army at the time of the 1976 coup and led the country until 1981, was found guilty of torture, premeditated homicide and torture leading to death.

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A man applauds in front a poster with images of victims killed during Argentina's dirty war as he listens to the sentence for former dictator Jorge Videla in Cordoba, Argentina.

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Relatives of victims killed during Argentina's dirty war celebrate the verdict at the end of the trial of former dictator Jorge Videla in Cordoba, Argentina, Wednesday Dec. 22, 2010. Former dictator Jorge Videla was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for the torture and murder of 31 prisoners in 1976. It was the first conviction for the military junta leader, who led the military coup that installed Argentina's 1976-1983 dictatorship, in 25 years of democracy.

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Handout picture released by Tribunales Federales de Cordoba of Argentine of former General and dictator (1976-81) Jorge Rafael Videla (L) and former Army general Luciano Benjamin Menendez listening to the sentences of the court in Cordoba, Argentina on December 22, 2010 during the trial for the murder of 31 political prisoners.