17 November 2013
Last updated at 20:36 ET
A total of 220,000 people have died during five decades of armed conflict in Colombia, according to a study by the National Centre for Historical Memory. Photographer Viviana Peretti travelled through the country photographing graveyards and recording how Colombians deal with death, be it violent or otherwise.
Peretti's series of photographs entitled Infierno Paradisiaco is the product of a three-year-long journey across Colombia's cemeteries.
Many of those buried here are victims of the decades-old conflict which has seen left-wing rebel groups fighting the government and right-wing paramilitary groups.
Some have never been identified and are buried in unnamed graves, their remains bagged and placed in small alcoves in cemeteries near where they were found.
Others are still remembered by their families which place fresh flowers on their graves.
The Colombian government, with the help of the Red Cross, is trying to identify the remains of some of the 40,000 unidentified bodies.
It is a monumental task, taking in 65 graveyards in 13 different Colombian provinces.
But the authorities argue the effort is warranted, as an identification of the victims of Colombia's armed conflict is part of paving the way for an eventual peace deal.
The rights of and compensation for the victims is one of the issues on the agenda at peace negotiations currently under way in Cuba between the government and left-wing Farc rebels.
The negotiations, which have been going on for a year, the two sides have reached agreement on two key issues so far, but four others remain unresolved.