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World’s Most Dangerous City (26 photos)

San Pedro Sula, Honduras, has been given the unfortunate title of the most dangerous city in the world.

Police tape cordons off a crime scene near the body of a victim in the city of San Pedro Sula. Unknown assailants killed three men and one woman in a working class neighborhood.
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A woman cries near the body of Justiniano Lara, unseen, after he was killed by unidentified assailants in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.
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The body of Carlos Pineda, 30, lies on a stretcher outside the morgue of a public hospital, after being shot in the head and spending a day of agony.
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A man with a cross reading “Jesus loves you” lies on a stretcher after receiving a gunshot wound to his leg, at the emergency ward of a local hospital in San Pedro Sula.
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The covered-up body of a man killed in a shoot-out between members of the Mara 18 street gang and police and military during an anti-drug operation lies in a house entrance in San Pedro Sula.
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Suspected members of the Mara 18 street gang sit on a pick-up truck after their arrest after a shoot-out with police and military during an anti-drug operation in San Pedro Sula.
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Confiscated weapons lie on a couch after the arrest of several members of the Mara 18 street gang during an anti-drug operation.
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People stand near a crime scene where the dead body of a man was found after he was shot by gang members.
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Two men on stretchers are taken to the operation room at a local hospital after they had been attacked by a gang.
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A syringe rests on a wall inside the emergency room of a local hospital in San Pedro Sula.
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A doctor talks to a patient’s family member at the emergency ward of a local hospital.
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A man reacts as a doctor treats his wounds after he had been attacked by a gang.
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The body of a woman who was was killed with three gunshots to the head lies on the ground at a crime scene.
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A forensic technician stands at a crime scene where a young man was shot dead.
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Friends and family members stand near a crime scene where a young man had been shot dead.
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A devotee of the Light of the World Church holds a sign while participating in a march against violence.
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Family members react while standing next to a woman who died after she was hit by a stray bullet during a shoot-out between rival gangs.
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The legs of a man, who received a gunshot to his head, are tied to a stretcher in the emergency ward of a local hospital.
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Police officers escort a member of the Mara 18 gang inside the emergency room of the public hospital.
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A security guard holds the door of the emergency ward of a local hospital.
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A woman carries a child while walking near police officers after a shoot-out between gang members of the Mara 18 street gang and police and military during an anti-drug operation.
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Policemen stand guard as Mexico’s soccer team attend a practice session at Olimpico stadium.
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A forensic official takes a picture of a man lying dead on the street after being attacked by unidentified assailants.
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Doctors look at an x-ray at the emergency ward of a local hospital.
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A man sits in the emergency room of a local hospital after being treated for a gun shot wound and several cuts with a machete.
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Family members of patients sleep in a corridor of the emergency ward of a local hospital in San Pedro Sula.
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