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Death in the murder capital

<p>WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT.  The dead body of a woman who was was killed with three gunshots to the head is seen at a crime scene in San Pedro Sula, Honduras March 21, 2013. San Pedro Sula, the country's second largest city after Tegucigalpa, has a homicide rate of 169 per 100,000 people and was named the world's most violent city for a second year in a row. Lax laws allow civilians to own up to five personal guns. Arms trafficking has flooded the country with nearly 70% illegal firearms. 83.4% of homicides are by firearms, compared to 60% in the United States.       REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera</p>

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. The dead body of a woman who was was killed with three gunshots to the head is seen at a crime scene in San Pedro Sula, Honduras March 21, 2013. San Pedro Sula, the country's second largest city after Tegucigalpa, has a...more

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. The dead body of a woman who was was killed with three gunshots to the head is seen at a crime scene in San Pedro Sula, Honduras March 21, 2013. San Pedro Sula, the country's second largest city after Tegucigalpa, has a homicide rate of 169 per 100,000 people and was named the world's most violent city for a second year in a row. Lax laws allow civilians to own up to five personal guns. Arms trafficking has flooded the country with nearly 70% illegal firearms. 83.4% of homicides are by firearms, compared to 60% in the United States. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

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<p>A forensic technician stands at a crime scene where a young man was shot dead in San Pedro Sula March 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera</p>

A forensic technician stands at a crime scene where a young man was shot dead in San Pedro Sula March 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

A forensic technician stands at a crime scene where a young man was shot dead in San Pedro Sula March 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

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<p>The covered-up body of a young man who was shot dead lies at a crime scene in San Pedro Sula March 28, 2013.   REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera</p>

The covered-up body of a young man who was shot dead lies at a crime scene in San Pedro Sula March 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

The covered-up body of a young man who was shot dead lies at a crime scene in San Pedro Sula March 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

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<p>Friends and family members stand near a crime scene where a young man had been shot dead in San Pedro Sula March 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera</p>

Friends and family members stand near a crime scene where a young man had been shot dead in San Pedro Sula March 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

Friends and family members stand near a crime scene where a young man had been shot dead in San Pedro Sula March 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

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<p>The dead body of a woman who was shot dead by two gunmen on a motorcycle is seen at a crime scene in San Pedro Sula March 20, 2013.   REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera</p>

The dead body of a woman who was shot dead by two gunmen on a motorcycle is seen at a crime scene in San Pedro Sula March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

The dead body of a woman who was shot dead by two gunmen on a motorcycle is seen at a crime scene in San Pedro Sula March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

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<p>Family members react while standing next to the body of a woman who was shot dead by two gunmen on a motorcycle in San Pedro Sula March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera</p>

Family members react while standing next to the body of a woman who was shot dead by two gunmen on a motorcycle in San Pedro Sula March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

Family members react while standing next to the body of a woman who was shot dead by two gunmen on a motorcycle in San Pedro Sula March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

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<p>Forensic technicians lift the dead body of a woman who was shot by two gunmen on a motorcycle at a crime scene in San Pedro Sula March 20, 2013.  REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera</p>

Forensic technicians lift the dead body of a woman who was shot by two gunmen on a motorcycle at a crime scene in San Pedro Sula March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

Forensic technicians lift the dead body of a woman who was shot by two gunmen on a motorcycle at a crime scene in San Pedro Sula March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

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<p>Confiscated weapons lie on a couch after the arrest of several members of the Mara 18 street gang after a shoot-out with police and military during an anti-drug operation in San Pedro Sula March 27, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera</p>

Confiscated weapons lie on a couch after the arrest of several members of the Mara 18 street gang after a shoot-out with police and military during an anti-drug operation in San Pedro Sula March 27, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

Confiscated weapons lie on a couch after the arrest of several members of the Mara 18 street gang after a shoot-out with police and military during an anti-drug operation in San Pedro Sula March 27, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

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<p>Suspected members of the Mara 18 street gang sit on a pick-up truck after their arrest after a shoot-out with police and military during an anti-drug operation in San Pedro Sula March 27, 2013.  REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera</p>

Suspected members of the Mara 18 street gang sit on a pick-up truck after their arrest after a shoot-out with police and military during an anti-drug operation in San Pedro Sula March 27, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

Suspected members of the Mara 18 street gang sit on a pick-up truck after their arrest after a shoot-out with police and military during an anti-drug operation in San Pedro Sula March 27, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

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<p>A woman carries a child while walking near police officers after a shoot-out between gang members of the Mara 18 street gang and police and military during an anti-drug operation in San Pedro Sula March 27, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera</p>

A woman carries a child while walking near police officers after a shoot-out between gang members of the Mara 18 street gang and police and military during an anti-drug operation in San Pedro Sula March 27, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

A woman carries a child while walking near police officers after a shoot-out between gang members of the Mara 18 street gang and police and military during an anti-drug operation in San Pedro Sula March 27, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

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<p>Police officers climb on a pick-up truck after getting word of a shoot-out between gangs during an anti-drug operation in San Pedro Sula March 27, 2013.      REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera</p>

Police officers climb on a pick-up truck after getting word of a shoot-out between gangs during an anti-drug operation in San Pedro Sula March 27, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

Police officers climb on a pick-up truck after getting word of a shoot-out between gangs during an anti-drug operation in San Pedro Sula March 27, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

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<p>The dead bodies of a woman and a man lie in a car after being shot dead along with two other people in San Pedro Sula March 22, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera</p>

The dead bodies of a woman and a man lie in a car after being shot dead along with two other people in San Pedro Sula March 22, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

The dead bodies of a woman and a man lie in a car after being shot dead along with two other people in San Pedro Sula March 22, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

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<p>A security guard holds the door of the emergency ward of a local hospital in San Pedro Sula March 20, 2013.  REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera</p>

A security guard holds the door of the emergency ward of a local hospital in San Pedro Sula March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

A security guard holds the door of the emergency ward of a local hospital in San Pedro Sula March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

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<p>A man pushes a stretcher after taking a body to the morgue of a local hospital in San Pedro Sula March 27, 2013.    REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera</p>

A man pushes a stretcher after taking a body to the morgue of a local hospital in San Pedro Sula March 27, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

A man pushes a stretcher after taking a body to the morgue of a local hospital in San Pedro Sula March 27, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

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<p>People peek into the emergency ward near the bloody legs of a woman who had been assaulted by her husband at a local hospital in San Pedro Sula March 20, 2013.   REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera</p>

People peek into the emergency ward near the bloody legs of a woman who had been assaulted by her husband at a local hospital in San Pedro Sula March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

People peek into the emergency ward near the bloody legs of a woman who had been assaulted by her husband at a local hospital in San Pedro Sula March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

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<p>A man sits in the emergency room of a local hospital after being treated for a gun shot wound and several cuts with a machete in San Pedro Sula March 27, 2013.   REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera</p>

A man sits in the emergency room of a local hospital after being treated for a gun shot wound and several cuts with a machete in San Pedro Sula March 27, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

A man sits in the emergency room of a local hospital after being treated for a gun shot wound and several cuts with a machete in San Pedro Sula March 27, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

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<p>Two men on stretchers are taken to the operation room at a local hospital after they had been attacked by a gang in San Pedro Sula March 27, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera</p>

Two men on stretchers are taken to the operation room at a local hospital after they had been attacked by a gang in San Pedro Sula March 27, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

Two men on stretchers are taken to the operation room at a local hospital after they had been attacked by a gang in San Pedro Sula March 27, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

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<p>A syringe rests on a wall inside the emergency room of a local hospital in San Pedro Sula March 20, 2013.  REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera</p>

A syringe rests on a wall inside the emergency room of a local hospital in San Pedro Sula March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

A syringe rests on a wall inside the emergency room of a local hospital in San Pedro Sula March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

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<p>People observe the dead body of a family member who had died of gunshot wounds after being attacked by a gang while a patient lying on a stretcher covers his face at the emergency ward of a local hospital in San Pedro Sula March 20, 2013.    REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera</p>

People observe the dead body of a family member who had died of gunshot wounds after being attacked by a gang while a patient lying on a stretcher covers his face at the emergency ward of a local hospital in San Pedro Sula March 20, 2013. ...more

People observe the dead body of a family member who had died of gunshot wounds after being attacked by a gang while a patient lying on a stretcher covers his face at the emergency ward of a local hospital in San Pedro Sula March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

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<p>A man reacts as a doctor treats his wounds after he had been attacked by a gang in San Pedro Sula March 28, 2013.      REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera</p>

A man reacts as a doctor treats his wounds after he had been attacked by a gang in San Pedro Sula March 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

A man reacts as a doctor treats his wounds after he had been attacked by a gang in San Pedro Sula March 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

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<p>Doctors look at an x-ray at the emergency ward of a local hospital in San Pedro Sula March 28, 2013.    REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera</p>

Doctors look at an x-ray at the emergency ward of a local hospital in San Pedro Sula March 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

Doctors look at an x-ray at the emergency ward of a local hospital in San Pedro Sula March 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

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<p>Family members react while standing next to a woman who died after she was hit by a stray bullet during a shoot-out between rival gangs in San Pedro Sula March 27, 2013.   REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera</p>

Family members react while standing next to a woman who died after she was hit by a stray bullet during a shoot-out between rival gangs in San Pedro Sula March 27, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

Family members react while standing next to a woman who died after she was hit by a stray bullet during a shoot-out between rival gangs in San Pedro Sula March 27, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

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<p>A man with a gunshot wound to his neck reacts while lying on a stretcher at the emergency ward of a local hospital in San Pedro Sula March 20, 2013.  REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera</p>

A man with a gunshot wound to his neck reacts while lying on a stretcher at the emergency ward of a local hospital in San Pedro Sula March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

A man with a gunshot wound to his neck reacts while lying on a stretcher at the emergency ward of a local hospital in San Pedro Sula March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

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<p>The legs of a man, who received a gunshot to his head, are tied to a stretcher in the emergency ward of a local hospital in San Pedro Sula March 23, 2013.     REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera</p>

The legs of a man, who received a gunshot to his head, are tied to a stretcher in the emergency ward of a local hospital in San Pedro Sula March 23, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

The legs of a man, who received a gunshot to his head, are tied to a stretcher in the emergency ward of a local hospital in San Pedro Sula March 23, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

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<p>Medical scissors lie in a puddle of blood on the floor of the emergency room at a hospital in San Pedro Sula March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera</p>

Medical scissors lie in a puddle of blood on the floor of the emergency room at a hospital in San Pedro Sula March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

Medical scissors lie in a puddle of blood on the floor of the emergency room at a hospital in San Pedro Sula March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

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<p>The body of a dead man lies inside the morgue of a local hospital in San Pedro Sula March 29, 2013.  REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera</p>

The body of a dead man lies inside the morgue of a local hospital in San Pedro Sula March 29, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

The body of a dead man lies inside the morgue of a local hospital in San Pedro Sula March 29, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

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<p>Doctors tend to a man who had a gunshot wound at the emergency ward of a local hospital in San Pedro Sula March 20, 2013.   REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera</p>

Doctors tend to a man who had a gunshot wound at the emergency ward of a local hospital in San Pedro Sula March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

Doctors tend to a man who had a gunshot wound at the emergency ward of a local hospital in San Pedro Sula March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

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<p>A man with a cross reading "Jesus loves you" lies on a stretcher after receiving a gunshot wound to his leg, at the emergency ward of a local hospital in San Pedro Sula March 20, 2013.   REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera</p>

A man with a cross reading "Jesus loves you" lies on a stretcher after receiving a gunshot wound to his leg, at the emergency ward of a local hospital in San Pedro Sula March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

A man with a cross reading "Jesus loves you" lies on a stretcher after receiving a gunshot wound to his leg, at the emergency ward of a local hospital in San Pedro Sula March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

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<p>A doctor talks to a patient's family member at the emergency ward of a local hospital in San Pedro Sula March 29, 2013.  REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera</p>

A doctor talks to a patient's family member at the emergency ward of a local hospital in San Pedro Sula March 29, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

A doctor talks to a patient's family member at the emergency ward of a local hospital in San Pedro Sula March 29, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

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<p>Family members of patients sleep in a corridor of the emergency ward of a local hospital in San Pedro Sula March 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera</p>

Family members of patients sleep in a corridor of the emergency ward of a local hospital in San Pedro Sula March 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

Family members of patients sleep in a corridor of the emergency ward of a local hospital in San Pedro Sula March 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

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<p>The dead body of a man is seen after he was shot by gang members in San Pedro Sula March 28, 2013.   REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera</p>

The dead body of a man is seen after he was shot by gang members in San Pedro Sula March 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

The dead body of a man is seen after he was shot by gang members in San Pedro Sula March 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

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<p>People stand near a crime scene where the dead body of a man was found after he was shot by gang members in San Pedro Sula March 28, 2013.    REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera</p>

People stand near a crime scene where the dead body of a man was found after he was shot by gang members in San Pedro Sula March 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

People stand near a crime scene where the dead body of a man was found after he was shot by gang members in San Pedro Sula March 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

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<p>Forensic technicians cast shadows over the dead body of a man killed in a shoot-out in San Pedro Sula March 29, 2013.   REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera</p>

Forensic technicians cast shadows over the dead body of a man killed in a shoot-out in San Pedro Sula March 29, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

Forensic technicians cast shadows over the dead body of a man killed in a shoot-out in San Pedro Sula March 29, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

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<p>The feet of a dead man lying on a stretcher are seen inside the morgue of a local hospital in San Pedro Sula March 23, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera</p>

The feet of a dead man lying on a stretcher are seen inside the morgue of a local hospital in San Pedro Sula March 23, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

The feet of a dead man lying on a stretcher are seen inside the morgue of a local hospital in San Pedro Sula March 23, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

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<p>The dead body of a man who died of gunshot wounds is seen at the morgue of a local hospital in San Pedro Sula March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera</p>

The dead body of a man who died of gunshot wounds is seen at the morgue of a local hospital in San Pedro Sula March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

The dead body of a man who died of gunshot wounds is seen at the morgue of a local hospital in San Pedro Sula March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

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<p>A security guard holds his breath while standing next to the covered-up dead body of a 16-year old boy who had gunshot to his head, at the morgue of a local hospital in San Pedro Sula March 24, 2013.  REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera</p>

A security guard holds his breath while standing next to the covered-up dead body of a 16-year old boy who had gunshot to his head, at the morgue of a local hospital in San Pedro Sula March 24, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

A security guard holds his breath while standing next to the covered-up dead body of a 16-year old boy who had gunshot to his head, at the morgue of a local hospital in San Pedro Sula March 24, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

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<p>The covered-up dead body of a 16-year old boy who received a gunshot to his head lies on a stretcher at the morgue of a local hospital in San Pedro Sula March 24, 2013.   REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera</p>

The covered-up dead body of a 16-year old boy who received a gunshot to his head lies on a stretcher at the morgue of a local hospital in San Pedro Sula March 24, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

The covered-up dead body of a 16-year old boy who received a gunshot to his head lies on a stretcher at the morgue of a local hospital in San Pedro Sula March 24, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

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<p>The covered-up body of a man killed in a shoot-out between members of the Mara 18 street gang and police and military during an anti-drug operation lies in a house entrance in San Pedro Sula March 27, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera</p>

The covered-up body of a man killed in a shoot-out between members of the Mara 18 street gang and police and military during an anti-drug operation lies in a house entrance in San Pedro Sula March 27, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

The covered-up body of a man killed in a shoot-out between members of the Mara 18 street gang and police and military during an anti-drug operation lies in a house entrance in San Pedro Sula March 27, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

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<p>People carry a coffin for a family member who had died a violent death, outside a local hospital in San Pedro Sula March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera</p>

People carry a coffin for a family member who had died a violent death, outside a local hospital in San Pedro Sula March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

People carry a coffin for a family member who had died a violent death, outside a local hospital in San Pedro Sula March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

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