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Warm reception for Congo troops in Goma after rebels withdraw

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Residents of the district around the military barracks celebrate as a Congolese government army (FARDC) soldier arrives in Goma, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, on Dec. 3.

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Congolese government army troops ride on trucks through Gomaon Dec. 3.

Reuters reports: Government forces re-established control over Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern city of Goma on Monday after rebels withdrew, but a senior official said the insurgents were only a few kilometers away and still posed a threat.

The M23 rebel movement pulled its fighters out of the North Kivu provincial capital on Saturday after seizing it from fleeing U.N.-backed government forces and holding it for 11 days. Full Story

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A Congolese government army soldier stands outside the military barracks in Goma on Dec. 3.

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A woman dances to celebrate the return of government soldiers to Goma on Dec. 3.

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A boy dances to celebrate the government army's return to Goma on Dec. 3.

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Government army soldiers use mobile phones to record videos in the town of Sake, some 17 miles west of Goma on Dec. 3.

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