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    Posted: 5/14/2012 1:07:14 AM EST
    A man pushes his wheelchair down a boulevard near the Villa Baviera hotel, run by German colonists, at the former Colonia Dignidad (Dignity Community), which used to be the location of a secretive German sect set up in central Chile in 1961, near Parral town, some 340 km (211 miles) south of Santiago, May 12, 2012. The sect was set up by Paul Schaefer, a German World War Two medic turned evangelical preacher who preached against "sins of the flesh" and also segregated men and women, according to former members of the sect, subjecting all but a few to enforced celibacy, who brutally punished disobedience. Today Colonia Dignidad, rebranded as "Villa Baviera" in the late 1980s, wants to put its macabre history, of torture and sexual abuse children, behind it and promote itself as a tourist destination after Schaefer's death. Picture taken May 12, 2012. To match Insight GERMANY-CHILE/SECT REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado (CHILE - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT)
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    Posted: 5/14/2012 1:03:30 AM EST
    A woman points an unidentified German colonist in a old group picture at the Villa Baviera hotel, run by German colonists, at the former Colonia Dignidad (Dignity Community), which used to be the location of a secretive German sect set up in central Chile in 1961, near Parral town, some 340 km (211 miles) south of Santiago, May 12, 2012. The sect was set up by Paul Schaefer, a German World War Two medic turned evangelical preacher who preached against "sins of the flesh" and also segregated men and women, according to former members of the sect, subjecting all but a few to enforced celibacy, who brutally punished disobedience. Today Colonia Dignidad, rebranded as "Villa Baviera" in the late 1980s, wants to put its macabre history, of torture and sexual abuse children, behind it and promote itself as a tourist destination after Schaefer's death. Picture taken May 12, 2012. To match Insight GERMANY-CHILE/SECT REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado (CHILE - Tags: SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 5/14/2012 12:58:22 AM EST
    German colonist Erich Schreiber stands dressed in old-fashioned clothes during the opening ceremony of Villa Baviera hotel, the former Colonia Dignidad (Dignity Community), which used to be the location of a secretive German sect set up in central Chile in 1961, near Parral town, some 340 km (211 miles) south of Santiago, May 13, 2012. The sect was set up by Paul Schaefer, a German World War Two medic turned evangelical preacher who preached against "sins of the flesh" and also segregated men and women, according to former members of the sect, subjecting all but a few to enforced celibacy, who brutally punished disobedience. Today Colonia Dignidad, rebranded as "Villa Baviera" in the late 1980s, wants to put its macabre history, of torture and sexual abuse children, behind it and promote itself as a tourist destination after Schaefer's death. Picture taken May 13, 2012. To match Insight GERMANY-CHILE/SECT REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado (CHILE - Tags: SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 5/14/2012 12:55:32 AM EST
    German colonist Jurgen Szurgelies is seen dressed in old-fashioned clothes for the opening ceremony at Villa Baviera hotel, at the former Colonia Dignidad (Dignity Community), which used to be the location of a secretive German sect set up in central Chile in 1961, near Parral town, some 340 km (211 miles) south of Santiago, May 12, 2012. The sect was set up by Paul Schaefer, a German World War Two medic turned evangelical preacher who preached against "sins of the flesh" and also segregated men and women, according to former members of the sect, subjecting all but a few to enforced celibacy, who brutally punished disobedience. Today Colonia Dignidad, rebranded as "Villa Baviera" in the late 1980s, wants to put its macabre history, of torture and sexual abuse children, behind it and promote itself as a tourist destination after Schaefer's death. Picture taken May 12, 2012. To match Insight GERMANY-CHILE/SECT REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado (CHILE - Tags: SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 5/14/2012 12:44:05 AM EST
    German colonist Thomas Schnellenkamp Witthahn poses ahead of the opening of Villa Baviera hotel, run by German colonists, at the former Colonia Dignidad (Dignity Community), which used to be the location of a secretive German sect set up in central Chile in 1961, near Parral town, some 340 km (211 miles) south of Santiago, May 12, 2012. The sect was set up by Paul Schaefer, a German World War Two medic turned evangelical preacher who preached against "sins of the flesh" and also segregated men and women, according to former members of the sect, subjecting all but a few to enforced celibacy, who brutally punished disobedience. Today Colonia Dignidad, rebranded as "Villa Baviera" in the late 1980s, wants to put its macabre history, of torture and sexual abuse children, behind it and promote itself as a tourist destination after Schaefer's death. Picture taken May 12, 2012. To match Insight GERMANY-CHILE/SECT REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado (CHILE - Tags: SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 5/14/2012 12:37:56 AM EST
    German colonist Gunther Schaffrik plays at the opening at Villa Baviera hotel, run by German colonists, at the former Colonia Dignidad (Dignity Community), which used to be the location of a secretive German sect set up in central Chile in 1961, near Parral town, some 340 km (211 miles) south of Santiago, May 13, 2012. The sect was set up by Paul Schaefer, a German World War Two medic turned evangelical preacher who preached against "sins of the flesh" and also segregated men and women, according to former members of the sect, subjecting all but a few to enforced celibacy, who brutally punished disobedience. Today Colonia Dignidad, rebranded as "Villa Baviera" in the late 1980s, wants to put its macabre history, of torture and sexual abuse children, behind it and promote itself as a tourist destination after Schaefer's death. Picture taken May 13, 2012. To match Insight GERMANY-CHILE/SECT REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado (CHILE - Tags: SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 5/14/2012 12:29:29 AM EST
    German colonist Gabriele Schmidtke Miottel poses with her trombone before the opening ceremony for Villa Baviera hotel, run by German colonists, at the former Colonia Dignidad (Dignity Community), which used to be the location of a secretive German sect set up in central Chile in 1961, near Parral town, some 340 km (211 miles) south of Santiago, May 13, 2012. The sect was set up by Paul Schaefer, a German World War Two medic turned evangelical preacher who preached against "sins of the flesh" and also segregated men and women, according to former members of the sect, subjecting all but a few to enforced celibacy, who brutally punished disobedience. Today Colonia Dignidad, rebranded as "Villa Baviera" in the late 1980s, wants to put its macabre history, of torture and sexual abuse children, behind it and promote itself as a tourist destination after Schaefer's death. Picture taken May 13, 2012. To match Insight GERMANY-CHILE/SECT REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado (CHILE - Tags: SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 5/14/2012 12:18:00 AM EST
    German colonist Mr. Neufeld poses on his electric wheelchair near Villa Baviera hotel, run by German colonists, at the former Colonia Dignidad (Dignity Community), which used to be the location of a secretive German sect set up in central Chile in 1961, near Parral town, some 340 km (211 miles) south of Santiago, May 12, 2012. The sect was set up by Paul Schaefer, a German World War Two medic turned evangelical preacher who preached against "sins of the flesh" and also segregated men and women, according to former members of the sect, subjecting all but a few to enforced celibacy, who brutally punished disobedience. Today Colonia Dignidad, rebranded as "Villa Baviera" in the late 1980s, wants to put its macabre history, of torture and sexual abuse children, behind it and promote itself as a tourist destination after Schaefer's death. Picture taken May 12, 2012. To match Insight GERMANY-CHILE/SECT REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado (CHILE - Tags: SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 5/14/2012 12:08:09 AM EST
    German colonist Dorothea Baar sweeps ahead of the opening of Villa Baviera hotel, run by German colonists, the former Colonia Dignidad (Dignity Community), which used to be the location of a secretive German sect set up in central Chile in 1961, near Parral town, some 340 km (211 miles) south of Santiago, May 12, 2012. The sect was set up by Paul Schaefer, a German World War Two medic turned evangelical preacher who preached against "sins of the flesh" and also segregated men and women, according to former members of the sect, subjecting all but a few to enforced celibacy, who brutally punished disobedience. Today Colonia Dignidad, rebranded as "Villa Baviera" in the late 1980s, wants to put its macabre history, of torture and sexual abuse children, behind it and promote itself as a tourist destination after Schaefer's death. Picture taken May 12, 2012. To match Insight GERMANY-CHILE/SECT REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado (CHILE - Tags: SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 5/14/2012 12:06:31 AM EST
    German colonist Udo Hopp Miottel (C) prepares for the opening of Villa Baviera hotel, run by German colonists, at the former Colonia Dignidad (Dignity Community), which used to be the location of a secretive German sect set up in central Chile in 1961, near Parral town, some 340 km (211 miles) south of Santiago, May 12, 2012. The sect was set up by Paul Schaefer, a German World War Two medic turned evangelical preacher who preached against "sins of the flesh" and also segregated men and women, according to former members of the sect, subjecting all but a few to enforced celibacy, who brutally punished disobedience. Today Colonia Dignidad, rebranded as "Villa Baviera" in the late 1980s, wants to put its macabre history, of torture and sexual abuse children, behind it and promote itself as a tourist destination after Schaefer's death. Picture taken May 12, 2012. To match Insight GERMANY-CHILE/SECT REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado (CHILE - Tags: SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 5/14/2012 12:04:07 AM EST
    German colonist Martin Matthusen wheels a bicycle while dressed in old-fashioned clothes for the opening ceremony at Villa Baviera hotel, run by German colonists, the former Colonia Dignidad (Dignity Community), which used to be the location of a secretive German sect set up in central Chile in 1961, near Parral town, some 340 km (211 miles) south of Santiago, May 13, 2012. The sect was set up by Paul Schaefer, a German World War Two medic turned evangelical preacher who preached against "sins of the flesh" and also segregated men and women, according to former members of the sect, subjecting all but a few to enforced celibacy, who brutally punished disobedience. Today Colonia Dignidad, rebranded as "Villa Baviera" in the late 1980s, wants to put its macabre history, of torture and sexual abuse children, behind it and promote itself as a tourist destination after Schaefer's death. To match Insight GERMANY-CHILE/SECT REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado (CHILE - Tags: SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 5/14/2012 12:03:00 AM EST
    German colonists Robert Matthusen and Helga Bohnau (L) pose as visitors for the opening ceremony of the Villa Baviera hotel, run by German colonists, the former Colonia Dignidad (Dignity Community), which used to be the location of a secretive German sect set up in central Chile in 1961, near Parral town, some 340 km (211 miles) south of Santiago, May 13, 2012. The sect was set up by Paul Schaefer, a German World War Two medic turned evangelical preacher who preached against "sins of the flesh" and also segregated men and women, according to former members of the sect, subjecting all but a few to enforced celibacy, who brutally punished disobedience. Today Colonia Dignidad, rebranded as "Villa Baviera" in the late 1980s, wants to put its macabre history, of torture and sexual abuse children, behind it and promote itself as a tourist destination after Schaefer's death. Picture taken May 13. To match Insight GERMANY-CHILE/SECT REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado (CHILE - Tags: SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 5/13/2012 11:56:25 PM EST
    German colonist Friedhelm Schiwon Klein works in preparation for the opening of a hotel run by German colonists at Villa Baviera (Baviera Village), which used to be the location of Colonia Dignidad (Dignity Community), a secretive German former sect set up in central Chile in 1961, near Parral town, some 340 km (211 miles) south of Santiago, May 12, 2012. The sect was set up by Paul Schaefer, a German World War Two medic turned evangelical preacher who preached against "sins of the flesh" and also segregated men and women, according to former members of the sect, subjecting all but a few to enforced celibacy, who brutally punished disobedience. Today Colonia Dignidad, rebranded as "Villa Baviera" in the late 1980s, wants to put its macabre history, of torture and sexual abuse children, behind it and promote itself as a tourist destination after Schaefer's death. Picture taken May 12, 2012. To match Insight GERMANY-CHILE/SECT REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado (CHILE - Tags: SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 5/13/2012 11:50:21 PM EST
    German colonist Johannes Wieske plays chess with oversized pieces at Villa Baviera hotel, the former Colonia Dignidad (Dignity Community), which used to be the location of a secretive German sect set up in central Chile in 1961, near Parral town, some 340 km (211 miles) south of Santiago, May 12, 2012. The sect was set up by Paul Schaefer, a German World War Two medic turned evangelical preacher who preached against "sins of the flesh" and also segregated men and women, according to former members of the sect, subjecting all but a few to enforced celibacy, who brutally punished disobedience. Today Colonia Dignidad, rebranded as "Villa Baviera" in the late 1980s, wants to put its macabre history, of torture and sexual abuse children, behind it and promote itself as a tourist destination after Schaefer's death. Picture taken May 12, 2012. To match Insight GERMANY-CHILE/SECT REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado (CHILE - Tags: SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 5/11/2012 1:45:55 PM EST
    FILE - In this Dec. 18, 1971 file photo shot by Associated Press photographers Horst Faas and Michel Laurent, part of a Pulitzer prize winning series, newly independent Bangladesh guerrillas in Dacca use bayonets to torture and kill four men suspected of collaborating with Pakistani militiamen who had been accused of murder, rape and looting during months of civil war. Faas, a prize-winning combat photographer who carved out new standards for covering war with a camera and became one of the world's legendary photojournalists in nearly half a century with The Associated Press, died Thursday May 10, 2012. He was 79. (AP Photo/Horst Faas, Michel Laurent)
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    Posted: 5/10/2012 8:55:54 PM EST
    FILE - In this Dec. 18, 1971 file photo shot by Associated Press photographers Horst Faas and Michel Laurent, part of a Pulitzer prize winning series, a guerilla leader in Dacca, Bangladesh, beats a victim during the torture and execution of four men suspected of collaborating with Pakistani militiamen accused of murder, rape and looting during months of civil war. Faas, a prize-winning combat photographer who carved out new standards for covering war with a camera and became one of the world's legendary photojournalists in nearly half a century with The Associated Press, died Thursday May 10, 2012. He was 79. (AP Photo/Horst Faas, Michel Laurent)
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    Posted: 5/10/2012 8:55:54 PM EST
    FILE - In this Dec. 18, 1971 file photo shot by Associated Press photographers Horst Faas and Michel Laurent, part of a Pulitzer prize winning series, newly independent Bangladesh guerrillas in Dacca use bayonets to torture and kill four men suspected of collaborating with Pakistani militiamen who had been accused of murder, rape and looting during months of civil war. Faas, a prize-winning combat photographer who carved out new standards for covering war with a camera and became one of the world's legendary photojournalists in nearly half a century with The Associated Press, died Thursday May 10, 2012. He was 79. (AP Photo/Horst Faas, Michel Laurent)
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    Posted: 5/10/2012 8:55:54 PM EST
    FILE - In this Dec. 18, 1971 file photo shot by Associated Press photographers Horst Faas and Michel Laurent, part of a Pulitzer prize winning series, newly independent Bangladesh guerrillas in Dacca use bayonets to torture and kill four men suspected of collaborating with Pakistani militiamen who had been accused of murder, rape and looting during months of civil war. Faas, a prize-winning combat photographer who carved out new standards for covering war with a camera and became one of the world's legendary photojournalists in nearly half a century with The Associated Press, died Thursday May 10, 2012. He was 79. (AP Photo/Horst Faas, Michel Laurent)
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    Posted: 5/9/2012 3:25:48 PM EST
    FILE - In this Friday, March 16, 2012 file photo, an Egyptian activist chants slogans during a demonstration against an army doctor accused of public obscenity filed by a protester who claimed she was forced to undergo a virginity test, in front of Cairo's high court, in Egypt. Women protesters and rights groups have accused Egyptian military and prison authorities of sexual assault and abuse on female detainees in the latest crackdown on demonstrations. Arabic on the poster, center, reads, "March 9, 2011, protesters torture " and the banner, left, reads, "we do not want the Egyptian woman to be a second-class citizen." (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)
  •  - A relative of victims who were tortured and executed onboard the Chilean naval training ship "Esmeralda" holds a sign that reads:"Esmeralda is Torture",  in Valparaiso city.

    A relative of victims who were tortured and executed onboard the Chilean naval training ship "Esmeralda" holds a sign that reads:"Esmeralda is Torture", in Valparaiso city.

    Posted: 4/22/2012 12:41:27 PM EST
    A relative of victims who were tortured and executed onboard the Chilean naval training ship "Esmeralda" during the military coup in September 1973, holds a banner, in Valparaiso city, about 121 km (75 miles) northwest of Santiago, April 22, 2012. The "Esmeralda" was used as a detention and torture centre during a military coup in September 1973. The banner reads, "Esmeralda is Torture". REUTERS/Eliseo Fernandez (CHILE - Tags: MILITARY POLITICS SOCIETY MARITIME)