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Police officers arrive at a crime scene in a neighborhood in Ciudad Juarez November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Police officers arrive at a crime scene in a neighborhood in Ciudad Juarez November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Police officers arrive at a crime scene in a neighborhood in Ciudad Juarez November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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A police officer stands guard on a busy street in downtown Ciudad Juarez November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

A police officer stands guard on a busy street in downtown Ciudad Juarez November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

A police officer stands guard on a busy street in downtown Ciudad Juarez November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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A cross bearing the name of a victim and indicating a crime scene stands on a sidewalk in Ciudad Juarez November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

A cross bearing the name of a victim and indicating a crime scene stands on a sidewalk in Ciudad Juarez November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

A cross bearing the name of a victim and indicating a crime scene stands on a sidewalk in Ciudad Juarez November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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Inmates are being escorted inside the state prison in Ciudad Juarez November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Inmates are being escorted inside the state prison in Ciudad Juarez November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Inmates are being escorted inside the state prison in Ciudad Juarez November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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Inmates are being escorted inside the state prison in Ciudad Juarez November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Inmates are being escorted inside the state prison in Ciudad Juarez November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Inmates are being escorted inside the state prison in Ciudad Juarez November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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