Joy in Croatia as UN overturns 2 key convictions - Article Photos 2/18

FILE This Monday Dec. 12, 2005 file photo shows former Croatian General Ante Gotovina, center, during his initial appearance at the courtroom of the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in The Hague, the Netherlands. Thousands of Croatians are attending Masses and candlelight vigils for their hero, Gen. Ante Gotovina, as they anxiously await the outcome of his appeal Friday Nov. 15, 2012 against a war crimes verdict at a U.N. tribunal. Gotovina and Gen. Mladen Markac were last year sentenced to 24 and 18 years in jail respectively for war crimes against minority Serbs during a 1995 military offensive that retook the land held by the rebels. Some 600 Serbs were killed and more than 200,000 were driven from their homes during the operation. (AP Photo/Ed Oudenaarden, Pool)