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Los Angeles urban swath to test Obama's 'promise zone' plan

People stand at an intersection in Koreatown, one of several neighborhoods designated by the Obama administration as a "Promise Zone" in Los Angeles, California January 22, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn

People stand at an intersection in Koreatown, one of several neighborhoods designated by the Obama administration as a "Promise Zone" in Los Angeles, California January 22, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn

People stand at an intersection in Koreatown, one of several neighborhoods designated by the Obama administration as a "Promise Zone" in Los Angeles, California January 22, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn
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Men play basketball at Lafayette Recreation Center, located in an area designated by the Obama administration as a "Promise Zone" in Los Angeles, California January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn

Men play basketball at Lafayette Recreation Center, located in an area designated by the Obama administration as a "Promise Zone" in Los Angeles, California January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn

Men play basketball at Lafayette Recreation Center, located in an area designated by the Obama administration as a "Promise Zone" in Los Angeles, California January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn
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A woman and a boy wait at an intersection near MacArthur Park, one of several areas designated by the Obama administration as a "Promise Zone" in Los Angeles, California January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn

A woman and a boy wait at an intersection near MacArthur Park, one of several areas designated by the Obama administration as a "Promise Zone" in Los Angeles, California January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn

A woman and a boy wait at an intersection near MacArthur Park, one of several areas designated by the Obama administration as a "Promise Zone" in Los Angeles, California January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn
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People wait at a bus stop in Koreatown, located in an area designated by the Obama administration as a "Promise Zone" in Los Angeles, California January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn

People wait at a bus stop in Koreatown, located in an area designated by the Obama administration as a "Promise Zone" in Los Angeles, California January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn

People wait at a bus stop in Koreatown, located in an area designated by the Obama administration as a "Promise Zone" in Los Angeles, California January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn
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