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Just another day and night of violence in Ciudad Juarez

A couple of dozen prison inmates fought gun battles with security forces and each other. 17 were reported killed. Hitmen killed two men and injured a woman and her son outside a clinic. That was Monday, or at least a bit of it, in Ciudad Juárez.

In most parts of the world these kind of incidents might be considered big news, but in one of Mexico's most violent cities they have become almost routine.

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Members of the state and federal police take positions behind trucks during a shootout at a prison in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, Mexico, on July 25. A couple of dozen inmates from the prison fought gun battles with security forces after an apparent escape attempt.

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A woman reacts at a crime scene in Ciudad Juarez on July 25. Municipal policemen detained four hitmen just minutes after they killed two men and injured a woman and her son outside a clinic, local media reported.

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