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A relative hugs a Colombian police officer, right, at a military base near Melgar after being freed in La Macarena Thursday. Colombia's Marxist guerrillas released 242 captured police and soldiers from jungle camps in a gesture aimed at reviving peace talks to end the nation's 37-year-old war. The rebels handed the prisoners over to the government's top peace envoy, Camilo Gomez, in a demilitarized area in southern Colombia that was ceded to the guerrillas more than two years ago to start the talks.