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A woman looks through a doorway at a foreclosed home with community activists during a blight tour that activists say highlight how big banks are hurting local communities by failing to maintain their foreclosed properties, in Los Angeles, California, in this May 17, 2012 file photo. Across America, bank-owned, blighted houses sit untouched, sometimes for years, disfiguring what in many cases are already troubled neighborhoods. Activists say the problem is particularly acute in minority areas. And many cities do not have the resources, the will or the power to force banks to maintain their properties. To match Feature USA-HOUSING/BLIGHT REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: REAL ESTATE BUSINESS)