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    Kony Video Goes Viral

    FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2006 file photo, the leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, Joseph Kony answers journalists' questions following a meeting with UN humanitarian chief Jan Egeland at Ri-Kwamba in southern Sudan. The ruthless African bush fighter that some 100 U.S. military advisers will soon help hunt down was almost caught by Ugandan troops earlier this month, a military official said Monday, Oct. 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Stuart Price, File-Pool)

    Stuart Price / AP Photo

    A video that describes the atrocities committed by Joseph Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army in the Central African Republic has gone viral. The video, which is more than 30 minutes long, has gotten more than 32 million views on YouTube since it was released on Monday. Kony is wanted by the International Criminal Court and is at the center of a manhunt involving 100 U.S. Special Forces in four African countries. The video was posted by the advocacy group Invisible Children, and it is part of the group’s campaign to raise awareness about the militia leader and the case against him. The hit video has also brought negative press to the organization, with many criticizing the ratio of the group’s spending on direct aid and a photo of group members posing with guns next to troops in what is now known as South Sudan.

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