This Jan. 28, 2012 file photo shows Colombian singer Shakira arriving at the Cannes festival palace, to take part in the NRJ Music awards ceremony, in Cannes, southeastern France. AP
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Some of Colombia's most famous artists, athletes and writers, from singer Shakira to soccer star Falcao, are lending their support to the peace accord with Marxist rebels that aims to end a half-century of war.Shakira, along with Juanes and Carlos Vives – two Colombian musicians popular across the Spanish-speaking world – sang stirring messages of reconciliation, forgiveness and love after President Juan Manuel Santos signed the peace pact Monday with the head of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), Rodrigo Londono.In 2014, two years after peace talks were launched in Havana between the Colombian government and FARC, Vives composed the song "A Step Toward Peace," which he recorded along with some 30 other Colombian artists.
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