(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 30, 1972 a British soldier drags a Catholic protester during the "Bloody Sunday" killings when British paratroopers shot dead 13 Catholics civil rights marchers in Londonderry.  British troops deployed into Northern Ireland for the first time 50 years ago after days of rioting in a Catholic heartland that later spread to Belfast and beyond. Initially planned as a limited intervention to restore order, Operation Banner would last 38 years and become Britain's longest continuous campaign.
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A British soldier drags a Catholic protester during the "Bloody Sunday" killings when British paratroopers shot dead 13 Catholics civil rights marchers in Londonderry. AFP 

Northern Ireland marks 50 years since the start of The Troubles




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