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With a peace agreement with Ethiopia under its belt, Eritrea has a chance to show off its vibrant and friendly inhabitants. More of Eritrea's fascinating archaeological ruins are being unearthed around the country and the waters of the Red Sea are beckoning divers with flourishing stocks of marine life. Eritrea is battle-scarred from 30 years of fighting for independence and, more recently, from a border dispute with Ethiopia. But its people are pursuing peacetime as vigorously as they pursued conflict, with swathes of the major cities and towns being rebuilt and large amounts of Asmara gin being downed to fuel the favored pastime of dancing.