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A drug addict prepares a needle to inject himself with heroin in front of a church in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles, Monday, May 6, 2013. It's not a rare scene on Skid Row to spot addicts using drugs in the open, even when police patrol the area.

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A drug addict prepares a needle to inject himself with heroin in front of a church in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles, Monday, May 6, 2013. It's not a rare scene on Skid Row to spot addicts using drugs in the open, even when police patrol the area.