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Gun Violence in Washington D.C.(19 images)

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  • Hassan (left) works as a brick layer, but sells pirated and pornographic movies on the street to make ends meet for his two daughters. He stopped to take this photograph with a passing basketball player (right) whose height caught his attention. When asked what he thought about the neighborhood the player, who is new to Anacostia responded, "it's not as bad as everybody says."
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  • Pall bearers carry out the casket of Shanika Lee, 24 of D.C. who was shot and killed on the 3200 block of E street S.E. Washington D.C.
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  • A nun prays in Anacostia.
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  • Hassan smokes a joint in Anacostia, South East Washington D.C.. Hassan sells DVDs and pornographic movies to make ends meet between his day job as a brick layer and fathering his two children.
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  • The Good Man Basketball Tournament in Washington D.C. on July 19, 2007 offers a positive escape for the residents of Barry Farms housing project. The tournament lasts for several weeks during the summer and sometimes features NBA players.
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  • Brandon McCrae, 15 of D.C. bites his lip as his grandmother talks about his brothers murder. Dwight Andre McCrae was found shot on the back porch of his home.
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  • From left, Tyonna Foster, 18 laughs as her sister Michelle Henderson, 17, talks on the phone and sister Monaye Scott, 16 (in pink) looks on outside their apartment building in South East Washington, D.C. The sisters lost their father to street violence several years before and since have been taking care of each other. They started a singing group and wrote a tribute song about their father's death that they sang at the peace rally.
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  • A young man is arrested after stealing a cell phone at the metro station. The chase, which lasted for several blocks, finally ended when the officer threatened to release a police dog on him.
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  • Ronald Coleman rests as he works out in what used to be his nephews bedroom before his murder on Aug. 20, 2008. Coleman who was previously convicted of a violent crime, which he withholds his innocence, once worked as a dealer on the streets before going to prison. Now he works in Washington and had been mentoring his nephew until he was shot outside their home in South East D.C. Coleman couldn't stand to walk past his bed everyday so he cleaned out his room and replaced it with the weight set.
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  • Ronald Coleman rests as he works out in what used to be his nephews bedroom before his murder on Aug. 20, 2008. Coleman who was previously convicted of a violent crime, which he withholds his innocence, once worked as a dealer on the streets before going to prison. Now he works in Washington and had been mentoring his nephew until he was shot outside their home in South East D.C. Coleman couldn't stand to walk past his bed everyday so he cleaned out his room and replaced it with the weight set.
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  • Children play in the only sit down restaurant in Anacostia, Washington D.C. July 5, 2007
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  • From left, friends of the deceased Ivan Jones and Jay Goodman pay their respects at the funeral services for Shanika Lee, 24 of D.C. who was shot and killed on the 3200 block of E street SE.
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  • Two highschool age girls hang out in front of an abandoned building in south east Washington.
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  • A young woman walks through the overgrown path to her section 8 housing project in Washington D.C. on July 8, 2007
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  • Michael Ramon Sr. pounds his fist into his hand as others read the funeral pamphlets at the funeral services for his daughter, Shanika Lee, 24 of D.C. who was shot and killed on the 3200 block of E street SE. Ramon also lost his son previously to gun violence.
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