Soldiers stand in formation during the inauguration of military barracks in Ciudad Mier in Tamaulipas state

 
Soldiers stand in formation during the inauguration of military barracks in Ciudad Mier in Tamaulipas state
Soldiers stand in formation during the inauguration of military barracks in Ciudad Mier in Tamaulipas state December 8, 2011. Mexico's President Felipe Calderon launched the barracks, where 600 soldiers from Mexico's army will be stationed. The Mexican drug war sparked a town exodus and most of the residents fled the city in 2010, pushing local authorities to demand for more troops in the area, according to local media. Picture taken December 8, 2011. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril (MEXICO - Tags: MILITARY DRUGS SOCIETY)