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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
El Salvador

Edited photographer caption: Crime has reached new levels in Latin American countries. In El Salvador in the last year, crime has risen rapidly and can become, dangerously, a symbolic demonstration of power. Violent confrontation occurs between Salvadorian gangs and the state. Victims include babies, pregnant women and the elderly.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2015
Date Uploaded: 09.2016
Photo Location: El Salvador
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Javier Arcenillas
Awards
Photo of the Day: 12.29.16
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