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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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  • A man who recently crossed illegally to the United States and was returned to Mexico by the Border Patrol makes a phone call 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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  • A woman who recently crossed illegally to the United States and was returned to Mexico by the Border Patrol shows scrapes on her legs 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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  • Cecile Lumer, director of 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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  • A street scene in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008.
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  • Migration-themed artwork hangs on the fence separating the United States and Mexico in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008.
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  • Fidel Soto welds a door in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008. Nogales and the surrounding desert is one of the main points of illegal crossings into the United States.
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  • Migrants who recently crossed illegally to the United States and were returned to Mexico by the Border Patrol receive services in a facility operated by the American organization No More Deaths in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008.
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  • A man who recently crossed illegally to the United States and was returned by the Border Patrol receives medical attention at a facility operated by Tucson-based No More Deaths in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008. The man had not eaten in three days. Nogales and the surrounding desert is one of the main points of illegal crossings into the United States.
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  • Two men climb over the fence separating the United States and Mexico in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, on Friday, Feb. 1, 2008.
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  • Enrique Enriquez Palafox, coordinator of the Nogales office of Grupo Beta, surveys the desert near Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, for migrants in need of help on Friday, Feb. 1, 2008. Grupo Beta is an agency of the Mexican federal government that provides services to migrants. The work can be dangerous; Palafox has been shot five times.
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  • Enrique Enriquez Palafox, coordinator of the Nogales office of Grupo Beta, surveys the desert near Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, for migrants in need of help on Friday, Feb. 1, 2008. Grupo Beta is an agency of the Mexican federal government that provides services to migrants. The work can be dangerous; Palafox has been shot five times.
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  • Enrique Enriquez Palafox, coordinator of the Nogales office of Grupo Beta, surveys the desert near Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, for migrants in need of help on Friday, Feb. 1, 2008. Grupo Beta is an agency of the Mexican federal government that provides services to migrants. The work can be dangerous; Palafox has been shot five times.
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  • A pickup truck used by Enrique Enriquez Palafox, coordinator of the Nogales office of Grupo Beta, sits on a hill in the desert near Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, on Friday, Feb. 1, 2008. Grupo Beta is an agency of the Mexican federal government that provides services to migrants. The work can be dangerous; Palafox has been shot five times.
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  • A group of migrants sets off through the desert to attempt a crossing into the United States near Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, on Friday, Feb. 1, 2008. Nogales and the surrounding desert is one of the main points of illegal crossings into the United States.
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  • A new, stronger fence is under construction along the border between the United States and Mexico, as seen near Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, on Friday, Feb. 1, 2008.
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  • A migrant from Honduras shows a photo of his American girlfriend in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, on Friday, Feb. 1, 2008. The man lived in Tennessee for years but was unable to begin the citizenship process by marrying his girlfriend because Tennessee does not recognize marriages by undocumented migrants.
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  • A migrant from Honduras shows photos of his American son in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, on Friday, Feb. 1, 2008. The man lived in Tennessee for years but was unable to begin the citizenship process by marrying his girlfriend because Tennessee does not recognize marriages by undocumented migrants.
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  • Participants in a parade celebrating the annual rodeo and carnival on the Tohono O'odham Native American reservation swing their lassos in Sells, Arizona, on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008. The reservation in the rural Arizona desert is one of the most active areas for illegal immigration.
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  • A float makes its way through the crowd as part of a parade celebrating the annual rodeo and carnival on the Tohono O'odham Native American reservation in Sells, Arizona, on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008. The annual rodeo has been taking place for 70 years and is the largest Indian rodeo in Arizona.
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  • A cowboy adjusts his lasso during the the annual rodeo on the Tohono O'odham Native American reservation in Sells, Arizona, on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008. The rodeo has been taking place for 70 years and is the largest Indian rodeo in Arizona.
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  • Cowboys watch and wait their turn during the the annual rodeo on the Tohono O'odham Native American reservation in Sells, Arizona, on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008. The rodeo has been taking place for 70 years and is the largest Indian rodeo in Arizona.
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  • People gather at the annual rodeo and carnival on the Tohono O'odham Native American reservation in Sells, Arizona, on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008. The reservation in the rural Arizona desert is one of the most active areas for illegal immigration.
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  • People gather at the annual rodeo and carnival on the Tohono O'odham Native American reservation in Sells, Arizona, on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008. The rodeo has been taking place for 70 years and is the largest Indian rodeo in Arizona.
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  • A boy sips a drink at the annual rodeo and carnival on the Tohono O'odham Native American reservation in Sells, Arizona, on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008. The rodeo has been taking place for 70 years and is the largest Indian rodeo in Arizona.
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  • Cowboys chase down a calf during the annual rodeo and carnival on the Tohono O'odham Native American reservation in Sells, Arizona, on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008. The rodeo has been taking place for 70 years and is the largest Indian rodeo in Arizona.
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