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Rocked by record foreclosures, unemployment, and crime rates; Stockton, California is the largest US city to declare bankrupty.
  • Delta Haweye Security guard Darien Wilson patrols a vandalized foreclosed home in Stockton, Calif., July 11, 2012. The bankrupt city has cut back on many services, while residents and private contractors are picking up the slack.
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  • Delta Haweye Security guard Darien Wilson patrols foreclosed homes in Stockton, Calif., July 11, 2012. The bankrupt city has cut back on many services, while residents and private contractors are picking up the slack.
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  • An overflow crowd of homeless men take up every cot and use mats on the floor to sleep at Stockton's Shelter for the Homeless, July 18, 2012. With some of the highest rates of unemployment and home foreclosures in the country, Stockton, the largest US city to declare bankruptcy, is grappling with large numbers of homeless.
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  • Angela Tafoya, left, and her seven-year-old daughter, Davina Tafoya, prepare to sleep on the floor of a multipurpose room at Stockton's Shelter for the Homeless, July 18, 2012. With some of the highest rates of unemployment and home foreclosures in the country, Stockton is grappling with large numbers of homeless.
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  • Meredith Soble, left, and her son Dale Soble, 2, try to sleep on the floor of a multipurpose room at Stockton's Shelter for the Homeless, July 18, 2012. With some of the highest rates of unemployment and home foreclosures in the country, Stockton, the largest US city to declare bankruptcy, is grappling with large numbers of homeless.
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  • An overflow crowd of homeless men take up every cot and use mats on the floor to sleep at Stockton's Shelter for the Homeless, July 18, 2012. With some of the highest rates of unemployment and home foreclosures in the country, Stockton is grappling with large numbers of homeless.
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  • Marlene Hinson, left, and Rhonda Nunes patrol the Stockton, Calif. park near their home, July 11, 2012. Hinson's home has been burglarized three times recently. The bankrupt city has cut back on many services, while residents and private contractors are picking up the slack.
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  • Victor Miller, left, and Shane Marks paint a curb in Stockton, Calif., July 11, 2012. The bankrupt city has cut back on many services, while residents and private contractors are picking up the slack.
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  • Yuri Campos poses for a portrait in her Stockton, Calif. party supply store, July 11, 2012. Campos lost her home to foreclosure, witnessed a murder, and is considering moving away. The bankrupt city has cut back on many services, incuding police services, leading to a skyrocketing crime rate.
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  • Delta Hawkeye Security guards Travis Teel, left, and Cortnie Talbot, right, patrol the "Miracle Mile" business district in Stockton, Calif., July 11, 2012. The bankrupt city has cut back on many services, while residents and private contractors are picking up the slack.
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  • An empty downtown Stockton, Calif., July 11, 2012. The bankrupt city has cut back on many services, while residents and private contractors are picking up the slack.
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  • Professional movers load up Steve Reed's possessions in the Weston Ranch neighborhood of Stockton, Calif., March 6, 2012. Reed's family business went under in 2010, after 40 years in operation. Unemployed for two years, he's moving to Riverside for a new job.
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  • The building on Main Street repossessed by Wells Fargo Bank after city of Stockton, Calif. purchased it for their new city hall, July 11, 2012. The bankrupt city has cut back on many services, while residents and private contractors are picking up the slack.
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  • A boarded-up building in downtown Stockton, Calif., March 6, 2012.
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  • Retail space in the hockey arena Stockton, Calif. built now sits vacant, July 11, 2012. The bankrupt city has cut back on many services, while residents and private contractors are picking up the slack.
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  • Sharde Santini paints a stop sign post in Stockton, Calif., July 11, 2012. The bankrupt city has cut back on many services, while residents and private contractors are picking up the slack.
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  • Seven-year-old Davina Tafoya prepares to sleep on the floor of a multipurpose room at Stockton's Shelter for the Homeless, July 18, 2012. With some of the highest rates of unemployment and home foreclosures in the country, Stockton is grappling with large numbers of homeless.
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  • Abby Carbajal prepares to sleep on the floor of a multipurpose room at Stockton's Shelter for the Homeless, July 18, 2012. With some of the highest rates of unemployment and home foreclosures in the country, Stockton is grappling with large numbers of homeless.
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  • Delta Haweye Security guards Darien Wilson, left, and Jermond Tramble patrol a foreclosed home in Stockton, Calif., July 11, 2012. The bankrupt city has cut back on many services, while residents and private contractors are picking up the slack.
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  • Steve Reed packs up his belongings in the Weston Ranch neighborhood of Stockton, Calif., March 6, 2012. Reed's family business went under in 2010, after 40 years in operation. Unemployed for two years, he's moving to Riverside for a new job.
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  • Delta Haweye Security guard Darien Wilson reprimands a woman for using illegal fireworks in a Stockton, Calif. neighborhood, July 11, 2012. The bankrupt city has cut back on many services, while residents and private contractors are picking up the slack.
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  • An overflow crowd of homeless men take up every cot and use mats on the floor to sleep at Stockton's Shelter for the Homeless, July 18, 2012. With some of the highest rates of unemployment and home foreclosures in the country, Stockton is grappling with large numbers of homeless.
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  • Erma Smith reads her Bible before sleeping on the floor of a multipurpose room at Stockton's Shelter for the Homeless, July 18, 2012. With some of the highest rates of unemployment and home foreclosures in the country, Stockton is grappling with large numbers of homeless.
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  • Delta Haweye Security guard Darien Wilson patrols foreclosed homes in Stockton, Calif., July 11, 2012. The bankrupt city has cut back on many services, while residents and private contractors are picking up the slack.
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  • Yuri Campos poses for a portrait in her Stockton, Calif. party supply store, July 11, 2012. Campos lost her home to foreclosure, witnessed a murder, and is considering moving away. The bankrupt city has cut back on many services, incuding police services, leading to a skyrocketing crime rate.
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