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The plaza Glorieta de los Insurgentes, in the heart of Mexico City, was built to honor the insurgent uprising and independence from Spain. Today, the plaza is ground zero to adolescent youths who come from all corners of the 30 million plus populace of el Distrito Federal. Here a second uprising is taking place as youth subculture thrives. Punketos, darketos, break-dancers and emos...
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  • Portait of Sben, a anti-fascist punk, in Mexico City, Mexico.
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  • Cynthia Manson, 16, claims to have her own style but admits that she has more in common with the emos.
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  • "Madem" Armando Lonjano Valdez, 13, lives two hours away from the heart of Mexico City, the Plaza Glorieta Insurgentes, to skate board and hang out with other emos. In the village where he lives emos are not popular and have faced dicrimination and violence, thus he prefers the commute to be with other emos.
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  • Anna Gargiulo, 16, an emo poses for near Plaza Glorieta Insurgente in Mexico City, Mexico on June 19, 2008.
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  • Portrait of an unnamed punk in Mexico City, Mexico.
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  • Gustavo Osorio, 24, also known as Jezebel, a darketo (goth) hangs out in a Goth Glam club in Mexico City, Mexico on June 19, 2008.
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  • A female punker, who wanted to rename nameless, poses near Plaza Glorieta Insurgentes in Mexico City, Mexico on June 19, 2008.
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  • Edson, a punker, poses in Plaza Glorieta Insurgentes in Mexico City, Mexico on June 20, 2008.
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  • A hip-hopper poses near Plaza Glorieta Insurgentes in Mexico City, Mexico on June 19, 2008.
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  • A female punker, who wanted to rename nameless, poses near Plaza Glorieta Insurgentes in Mexico City, Mexico on June 19, 2008.
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  • Edwin Zomora, 17, a punker poses in Plaza Glorieta Insurgentes in Mexico City, Mexico on June 19, 2008.
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  • Estefania Torres, 20, sees herself as having a hip-hop style but admits that she listens to all kinds of music and  often comes to the center of Mexico City to see bands perform live.
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  • Alexis Joan, part of the breakdancer crowd poses near Plaza Glorieta Insurgentes in Mexico City, Mexico on June 19, 2008.
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