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U.S./Mexico Border(86 images)

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The border between the United States and Mexico has recently become one of the most dangerous places in the world. Despite that, it is a land of remarkable natural beauty and wide open spaces. Those who are not claimed by the drug violence on the Mexican side of the border too often meet their end attempting to flee into the relative peace and prosperity of the United States. There is a...
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  • Nogales, Mexico.
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  • Sergeant Vincent E. Garcia of the Tohono O'odham Nation Police stands near surveilance equipment that is part of a U.S. Department of Homeland Security program known as Project 28 on Wednesday, July 16, 2008 in Newfield, AZ.
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  • Two border patrol trucks drive through the Tohono O'odham reservation on Wednesday, July 16, 2008 near Sells, AZ.
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  • A view of the Arizona desert from Kitt Peak, on Wednesday, July 16, 2008 in Kitt Peak, AZ.
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  • A view of the Arizona desert from Kitt Peak, on Wednesday, July 16, 2008 in Kitt Peak, AZ.
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  • A sign warns of the dangers of attempting to cross the Rio Grande under a bridge that connects Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico to El Paso, TX, on Monday, Jan. 28, 2008.
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  • A sign marking the border between the United States and Mexico is seen on a bridge over the Rio Grande connecting Juarez, Chihuahua, with El Paso, TX, on Monday, Jan. 28, 2008.
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  • Children play on the playground of the Ignacio Zaragoza Primary School in Palomas, Chihuahua, Mexico, on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008. Behind them is the new fence marking the border with the United States.
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  • Children play on the playground of the Ignacio Zaragoza Primary School in Palomas, Chihuahua, Mexico, on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008. Behind them is the new fence marking the border with the United States.
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  • Children play on the playground of the Ignacio Zaragoza Primary School in Palomas, Chihuahua, Mexico, on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008. Behind them is the new fence marking the border with the United States.
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  • Children play on the playground of the Ignacio Zaragoza Primary School in Palomas, Chihuahua, Mexico, on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008. Behind them is the new fence marking the border with the United States.
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  • The new steel fence marking the border between the United States and Mexico is seen in Columbus, NM, on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008.
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  • The photographer casts a shadow in the desert near Columbus, NM, on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008.
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  • The fence marking the border between the United States and Mexico is seen through the back windshield of an abandoned car in Columbus, NM, on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008.
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  • Sergio Pequinino digs a grave in a cemetery in Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008.
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  • A street scene in Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008.
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  • A cross hangs on the fence marking the border between the United States and Mexico in Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008.
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  • Césaraldo Villalobo, a volunteer with the Migrant Resource Center, rides in the back of a pickup truck on the way to fill water tanks in the desert near Naco, Sonora, Mexico, on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008. MRC is a bi-national project of Citizens for Border Solutions (Bisbee, AZ) and Iglesia del Camino (Naco, Mexico), with support of other organizations and individuals.
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  • Esteban Perez, a volunteer with the Migrant Resource Center, reaches for a hose while filling water tanks in the desert near Naco, Sonora, Mexico, on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008. MRC is a bi-national project of Citizens for Border Solutions (Bisbee, AZ) and Iglesia del Camino (Naco, Mexico), with support of other organizations and individuals.
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  • Césaraldo Villalobo, a volunteer with the Migrant Resource Center, fills a water tank in the desert near Naco, Sonora, Mexico, on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008. MRC is a bi-national project of Citizens for Border Solutions (Bisbee, AZ) and Iglesia del Camino (Naco, Mexico), with support of other organizations and individuals. In back is Esteban Perez.
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  • Césaraldo Villalobo (reflected in mirror) fills a water tank as a volunteer with the Migrant Resource Center in Naco, Sonora, Mexico, on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008. In back is Fernando Lerma, another volunteer. The Migrant Resource Center is a bi-national project of Citizens for Border Solutions (Bisbee, AZ) and Iglesia del Camino (Naco, Mexico), with support from other organizations and individuals.
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  • Fernando Lerma, a volunteer with the Migrant Resource Center, siphons water through a hose while filling water tanks in the desert near Naco, Sonora, Mexico, on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008. MRC is a bi-national project of Citizens for Border Solutions (Bisbee, AZ) and Iglesia del Camino (Naco, Mexico), with support of other organizations and individuals. In back is Esteban Perez.
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  • Esteban Perez, a volunteer with the Migrant Resource Center, drains water from a tank while filling water tanks in the desert near Naco, Sonora, Mexico, on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008. MRC is a bi-national project of Citizens for Border Solutions (Bisbee, AZ) and Iglesia del Camino (Naco, Mexico), with support of other organizations and individuals.
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  • A man who recently crossed illegally to the United States and was returned to Mexico by the Border Patrol makes a cup of coffee at the Migrant Resource Center in Naco, Sonora, Mexico, on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008. The Migrant Resource Center is a bi-national project of Citizens for Border Solutions (Bisbee, AZ) and Iglesia del Camino (Naco, Mexico), with support from other organizations and individuals.
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