2010 Photo Contest, Contemporary Issues, Honorable mention

Guillermo Arias

The Associated Press

06 September, 2009

The body of an alleged drug dealer lies covered by a sheet after being shot outside his home in Tijuana, on Mexico's northern border on 6 September. In a wave of violence following President Felipe Calderón's crackdown on drug cartels, decapitated and bullet-riddled bodies began to appear in Tijuana and other cities on drug transit routes. Many attributed this to reprisal killings of people believed to be informants.

About the photographer

Guillermo Arias

Technical information

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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