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**FILE** Sanitation workers in a protective suits clean a street in the heart of the Skid Row district in downtown Los Angeles on June 20, 2012. The three-week cleanup that started this week will get rid of rats' nests, hypodermic needles, condoms, human excrement and other hazards. Weekly inspections will follow. A federal court injunction last year placed limits on the removal of unattended items, but doesn't prevent removal of items that pose health risks. (Associated Press)
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**FILE** Sanitation workers in a protective suits clean a street in the heart of the Skid Row district in downtown Los Angeles on June 20, 2012. The three-week cleanup that started this week will get rid of rats' nests, hypodermic needles, condoms, human excrement and other hazards. Weekly inspections will follow. A federal court injunction last year placed limits on the removal of unattended items, but doesn't prevent removal of items that pose health risks. (Associated Press)

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