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Texas executes Mexican national despite diplomatic protests

Protesters stand outside the "Walls" prison unit where Edgar Tamayo is scheduled to be executed in Huntsville, Texas January 22, 2014. REUTERS/Richard Carson

Protesters stand outside the "Walls" prison unit where Edgar Tamayo is scheduled to be executed in Huntsville, Texas January 22, 2014. REUTERS/Richard Carson

Protesters stand outside the "Walls" prison unit where Edgar Tamayo is scheduled to be executed in Huntsville, Texas January 22, 2014. REUTERS/Richard Carson
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The family of slain Houston Police officer Guy Gaddis enters the "Walls" prison unit to witness the execution of Edgar Tamayo in Huntsville, Texas January 22, 2014. REUTERS/Richard Carson

The family of slain Houston Police officer Guy Gaddis enters the "Walls" prison unit to witness the execution of Edgar Tamayo in Huntsville, Texas January 22, 2014. REUTERS/Richard Carson

The family of slain Houston Police officer Guy Gaddis enters the "Walls" prison unit to witness the execution of Edgar Tamayo in Huntsville, Texas January 22, 2014. REUTERS/Richard Carson
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Friends and neighbors of inmate Edgar Tamayo pray inside the Tamayo family house in Micatlan, Morelos state January 22, 2014. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Friends and neighbors of inmate Edgar Tamayo pray inside the Tamayo family house in Micatlan, Morelos state January 22, 2014. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Friends and neighbors of inmate Edgar Tamayo pray inside the Tamayo family house in Micatlan, Morelos state January 22, 2014. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido
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An inmate trustee enters the "Walls" unit that houses the "Death House" where executions by lethal injection are conducted by the State of Texas in Huntsville, Texas January 22, 2014. REUTERS/Richard Carson

An inmate trustee enters the "Walls" unit that houses the "Death House" where executions by lethal injection are conducted by the State of Texas in Huntsville, Texas January 22, 2014. REUTERS/Richard Carson

An inmate trustee enters the "Walls" unit that houses the "Death House" where executions by lethal injection are conducted by the State of Texas in Huntsville, Texas January 22, 2014. REUTERS/Richard Carson
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Friends and neighbours of inmate Edgar Tamayo peer inside the window of the Tamayo family house in Miacatlan, Morelos state January 22, 2014. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Friends and neighbours of inmate Edgar Tamayo peer inside the window of the Tamayo family house in Miacatlan, Morelos state January 22, 2014. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Friends and neighbours of inmate Edgar Tamayo peer inside the window of the Tamayo family house in Miacatlan, Morelos state January 22, 2014. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido
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