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  •  - Human rights activists hold back young protesters facing off police officers in Ciudad Juarez

    Human rights activists hold back young protesters facing off police officers in Ciudad Juarez

    Posted: 6/10/2011 9:42:19 AM EST
    Human rights activists hold back young protesters facing off police officers sitting in a car as the peace caravan led by Mexican poet Javier Sicilia arrives in Ciudad Juarez June 9, 2011. Hundreds of Mexicans began a week-long procession through Mexico on Saturday to protest the country's bloody drug war, led by Sicilia, a crusading poet whose son was murdered by suspected cartel hitmen. Human rights activists and families of victims of violence formed a peace caravan and piled into 13 buses and more than two dozen cars to set out on a 12-state tour that will end in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico's most violent drug war city on the U.S. border. Picture taken June 9, 2011. REUTERS/Gael Gonzalez (MEXICO - Tags: CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY)
  •  - A man stands near signs reading "No more blood" during a gathering of human rights activists in Ciudad Juarez

    A man stands near signs reading "No more blood" during a gathering of human rights activists in Ciudad Juarez

    Posted: 6/10/2011 9:40:37 AM EST
    A man stands near signs reading "No more blood" during a gathering of human rights activists led by Mexican poet Javier Sicilia in Ciudad Juarez June 9, 2011. Hundreds of Mexicans began a week-long procession through Mexico on Saturday to protest the country's bloody drug war, led by Sicilia, a crusading poet whose son was murdered by suspected cartel hitmen. Human rights activists and families of victims of violence formed a peace caravan and piled into 13 buses and more than two dozen cars to set out on a 12-state tour that will end in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico's most violent drug war city on the U.S. border. Picture taken June 9, 2011 REUTERS/Gael Gonzalez (MEXICO - Tags: CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY)
  •  - A woman reenacts a crucifixion as the peace caravan led led by Mexican poet Javier Sicilia arrives in Ciudad Juarez

    A woman reenacts a crucifixion as the peace caravan led led by Mexican poet Javier Sicilia arrives in Ciudad Juarez

    Posted: 6/10/2011 9:38:09 AM EST
    A woman reenacts a crucifixion as the peace caravan led led by Mexican poet Javier Sicilia arrives in Ciudad Juarez June 9, 2011. Hundreds of Mexicans began a week-long procession through Mexico on Saturday to protest the country's bloody drug war, led by Sicilia, a crusading poet whose son was murdered by suspected cartel hitmen. Human rights activists and families of victims of violence formed a peace caravan and piled into 13 buses and more than two dozen cars to set out on a 12-state tour that will end in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico's most violent drug war city on the U.S. border. The sign reads "Welcome to Ciudad Juarez, (state of) Chihuahua." Picture taken June 9, 2011 REUTERS/Gael Gonzalez (MEXICO - Tags: CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY RELIGION)
  •  - Peace activists hold candles while arriving with the peace caravan in Ciudad Juarez

    Peace activists hold candles while arriving with the peace caravan in Ciudad Juarez

    Posted: 6/10/2011 9:21:16 AM EST
    Peace activists hold candles and a sign reading "More love, more justice, no militia" while arriving with the peace caravan in Ciudad Juarez June 9, 2011. Hundreds of Mexicans began a week-long procession through Mexico on Saturday to protest the country's bloody drug war, led by Sicilia, a crusading poet whose son was murdered by suspected cartel hitmen. Human rights activists and families of victims of violence formed a peace caravan and piled into 13 buses and more than two dozen cars to set out on a 12-state tour that will end in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico's most violent drug war city on the U.S. border. Picture taken June 9, 2011 REUTERS/Gael Gonzalez (MEXICO - Tags: CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY)
  •  - People surround the peace caravan led by Mexican poet Javier Sicilia during their arrival in Ciudad Juarez

    People surround the peace caravan led by Mexican poet Javier Sicilia during their arrival in Ciudad Juarez

    Posted: 6/10/2011 9:19:29 AM EST
    People surround the peace caravan led by Mexican poet Javier Sicilia during their arrival in Ciudad Juarez June 9, 2011. Hundreds of Mexicans began a week-long procession through Mexico on Saturday to protest the country's bloody drug war, led by Sicilia, a crusading poet whose son was murdered by suspected cartel hitmen. Human rights activists and families of victims of violence formed a peace caravan and piled into 13 buses and more than two dozen cars to set out on a 12-state tour that will end in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico's most violent drug war city on the U.S. border. Picture taken June 9, 2011. REUTERS/Gael Gonzalez (MEXICO - Tags: CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY)
  •  - Mexican poet Javier Sicilia looks on alongside Luz Maria Davila after the arrival of the peace caravan to Ciudad Juarez

    Mexican poet Javier Sicilia looks on alongside Luz Maria Davila after the arrival of the peace caravan to Ciudad Juarez

    Posted: 6/9/2011 11:37:30 PM EST
    Mexican poet Javier Sicilia (R) looks on alongside Luz Maria Davila (C) after the arrival of the peace caravan to Ciudad Juarez June 9, 2011. Hundreds of Mexicans began a week-long procession through Mexico on Saturday to protest the country's bloody drug war, led by Sicilia, a crusading poet whose son was murdered by suspected cartel hitmen. Human rights activists and families of victims of violence formed a peace caravan and piled into 13 buses and more than two dozen cars to set out on a 12-state tour that will end in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico's most violent drug war city on the U.S. border. Davila, who lost two of her sons in the massacre of Villas de Salvalcar, demanded Mexican President Felipe Calderon do more to stop the violence, during one of his visits to Ciudad Juarez in 2010. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo (MEXICO - Tags: CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY)
  •  - Mexican poet Javier Sicilia embraces Luz Maria Davila after the arrival of the peace caravan to Ciudad Juarez

    Mexican poet Javier Sicilia embraces Luz Maria Davila after the arrival of the peace caravan to Ciudad Juarez

    Posted: 6/9/2011 11:34:15 PM EST
    Mexican poet Javier Sicilia (R) embraces Luz Maria Davila (C) after the arrival of the peace caravan to Ciudad Juarez June 9, 2011. Hundreds of Mexicans began a week-long procession through Mexico on Saturday to protest the country's bloody drug war, led by Sicilia, a crusading poet whose son was murdered by suspected cartel hitmen. Human rights activists and families of victims of violence formed a peace caravan and piled into 13 buses and more than two dozen cars to set out on a 12-state tour that will end in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico's most violent drug war city on the U.S. border. Davila, who lost two of her sons in the massacre of Villas de Salvalcar, demanded Mexican President Felipe Calderon do more to stop the violence, during one of his visits to Ciudad Juarez in 2010. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo (MEXICO - Tags: CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY)
  •  - Mexican poet Javier Sicilia embraces Luz Maria Davila after the arrival of the peace caravan to Ciudad Juarez

    Mexican poet Javier Sicilia embraces Luz Maria Davila after the arrival of the peace caravan to Ciudad Juarez

    Posted: 6/9/2011 11:28:22 PM EST
    Mexican poet Javier Sicilia (R) embraces Luz Maria Davila (C) after the arrival of the peace caravan to Ciudad Juarez June 9, 2011. Hundreds of Mexicans began a week-long procession through Mexico on Saturday to protest the country's bloody drug war, led by Sicilia, a crusading poet whose son was murdered by suspected cartel hitmen. Human rights activists and families of victims of violence formed a peace caravan and piled into 13 buses and more than two dozen cars to set out on a 12-state tour that will end in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico's most violent drug war city on the U.S. border. Davila, who lost two of her sons in the massacre of Villas de Salvalcar, demanded Mexican President Felipe Calderon do more to stop the violence, during one of his visits to Ciudad Juarez in 2010. SREUTERS/Tomas Bravo (MEXICO - Tags: CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
  •  - Part of the peace caravan led by Mexican poet Sicilia is seen along a road heading to Ciudad Juarez

    Part of the peace caravan led by Mexican poet Sicilia is seen along a road heading to Ciudad Juarez

    Posted: 6/9/2011 9:11:28 PM EST
    Part of the peace caravan led by Mexican poet Javier Sicilia is seen along a road heading to Ciudad Juarez, in the Mexican state of Chihuahua June 9, 2011. Hundreds of Mexicans began a week-long procession through Mexico on Saturday to protest the country's bloody drug war, led by Sicilia, a crusading poet whose son was murdered by suspected cartel hitmen. Human rights activists and families of victims of violence formed a peace caravan and piled into 13 buses and more than two dozen cars to set out on a 12-state tour that will end in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico's most violent drug war city on the U.S. border. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo (MEXICO - Tags: CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY PROFILE)
  •  - Part of the peace caravan led by Mexican poet Sicilia is seen along a road heading to Ciudad Juarez

    Part of the peace caravan led by Mexican poet Sicilia is seen along a road heading to Ciudad Juarez

    Posted: 6/9/2011 9:08:12 PM EST
    Part of the peace caravan led by Mexican poet Javier Sicilia, is seen along a road heading to Ciudad Juarez, in the Mexican state of Chihuahua June 9, 2011. Hundreds of Mexicans began a week-long procession through Mexico on Saturday to protest the country's bloody drug war, led by Sicilia, a crusading poet whose son was murdered by suspected cartel hitmen. Human rights activists and families of victims of violence formed a peace caravan and piled into 13 buses and more than two dozen cars to set out on a 12-state tour that will end in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico's most violent drug war city on the U.S. border. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo (MEXICO - Tags: CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY TRANSPORT)
  •  - Supporters of the peace caravan led by Mexican poet Sicilia talk at a highway rest area before heading to Ciudad Juarez

    Supporters of the peace caravan led by Mexican poet Sicilia talk at a highway rest area before heading to Ciudad Juarez

    Posted: 6/9/2011 8:49:00 PM EST
    Supporters of the peace caravan led by Mexican poet Javier Sicilia talk at a highway rest area before heading to Ciudad Juarez, in the Mexican state of Chihuahua June 9, 2011. Hundreds of Mexicans began a week-long procession through Mexico on Saturday to protest the country's bloody drug war, led by Sicilia, a crusading poet whose son was murdered by suspected cartel hitmen. Human rights activists and families of victims of violence formed a peace caravan and piled into 13 buses and more than two dozen cars to set out on a 12-state tour that will end in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico's most violent drug war city on the U.S. border. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo (MEXICO - Tags: CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY TRANSPORT)
  •  - Mexican poet Sicilia chats with a man, next to his friend Le Baron at a highway rest area before heading to Ciudad Juarez

    Mexican poet Sicilia chats with a man, next to his friend Le Baron at a highway rest area before heading to Ciudad Juarez

    Posted: 6/9/2011 8:37:41 PM EST
    Mexican poet Javier Sicilia (2nd R) chats with a man, next to his friend Julian Le Baron (C) at a highway rest area before heading to Ciudad Juarez, in the Mexican state of Chihuahua June 9, 2011. Hundreds of Mexicans began a week-long procession through Mexico on Saturday to protest the country's bloody drug war, led by Sicilia, a crusading poet whose son was murdered by suspected cartel hitmen. Human rights activists and families of victims of violence formed a peace caravan and piled into 13 buses and more than two dozen cars to set out on a 12-state tour that will end in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico's most violent drug war city on the U.S. border. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo (MEXICO - Tags: CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY)
  •  - Mexican poet Sicilia smokes a cigarette at a highway rest area before heading to Ciudad Juarez

    Mexican poet Sicilia smokes a cigarette at a highway rest area before heading to Ciudad Juarez

    Posted: 6/9/2011 8:32:36 PM EST
    Mexican poet Javier Sicilia smokes a cigarette at a highway rest area before heading to Ciudad Juarez, in the Mexican state of Chihuahua June 9, 2011. Hundreds of Mexicans began a week-long procession through Mexico on Saturday to protest the country's bloody drug war, led by Sicilia, a crusading poet whose son was murdered by suspected cartel hitmen. Human rights activists and families of victims of violence formed a peace caravan and piled into 13 buses and more than two dozen cars to set out on a 12-state tour that will end in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico's most violent drug war city on the U.S. border. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo (MEXICO - Tags: CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY)
  •  - Cardboard figures are seen next to a plaque in memory of activist Escobedo outside the Government palace in downtown Chihuahua

    Cardboard figures are seen next to a plaque in memory of activist Escobedo outside the Government palace in downtown Chihuahua

    Posted: 6/9/2011 6:28:14 PM EST
    Cardboard figures are seen next to a plaque in memory of activist Marisela Escobedo outside the Government palace in downtown Chihuahua June 9, 2011. Hundreds of Mexicans began a week-long procession through Mexico on Saturday to protest the country's bloody drug war, led by Mexican poet Javier Sicilia, a crusading poet whose son was murdered by suspected cartel hitmen. Human rights activists and families of victims of violence formed a peace caravan and piled into 13 buses and more than two dozen cars to set out on a 12-state tour that will end in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico's most violent drug war city on the U.S. border. Marisela Escobedo was gunned down on December 16, 2010 by a unknown assailant while she staged a vigil in front of the governor's office in the state capital demanding progress in the case where her teenage daughter Rubi's body was found mutilated in a garbage bin last year. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo (MEXICO - Tags: CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY)
  •  - Mexican poet Sicilia observes a minute of silence in memory of activist Escobedo outside the Government palace in downtown Chihuahua

    Mexican poet Sicilia observes a minute of silence in memory of activist Escobedo outside the Government palace in downtown Chihuahua

    Posted: 6/9/2011 6:26:18 PM EST
    Mexican poet Javier Sicilia (R) observes a minute of silence in memory of activist Marisela Escobedo outside the Government palace in downtown Chihuahua June 9, 2011. Hundreds of Mexicans began a week-long procession through Mexico on Saturday to protest the country's bloody drug war, led by Sicilia, a crusading poet whose son was murdered by suspected cartel hitmen. Human rights activists and families of victims of violence formed a peace caravan and piled into 13 buses and more than two dozen cars to set out on a 12-state tour that will end in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico's most violent drug war city on the U.S. border. Marisela Escobedo was gunned down on December 16, 2010 by a unknown assailant while she staged a vigil in front of the governor's office in the state capital demanding progress in the case where her teenage daughter Rubi's body was found mutilated in a garbage bin last year. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo (MEXICO - Tags: CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY)
  •  - Mexican poet Sicilia waves to the media while holding a plaque in memory of death activist Escobedo outside Government palace in downtown Chihuahua

    Mexican poet Sicilia waves to the media while holding a plaque in memory of death activist Escobedo outside Government palace in downtown Chihuahua

    Posted: 6/9/2011 6:25:10 PM EST
    Mexican poet Javier Sicilia waves to the media while holding a plaque in memory of activist Marisela Escobedo outside the Government palace in downtown Chihuahua June 9, 2011. Hundreds of Mexicans began a week-long procession through Mexico on Saturday to protest the country's bloody drug war, led by Sicilia, a crusading poet whose son was murdered by suspected cartel hitmen. Human rights activists and families of victims of violence formed a peace caravan and piled into 13 buses and more than two dozen cars to set out on a 12-state tour that will end in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico's most violent drug war city on the U.S. border. Marisela Escobedo was gunned down on December 16, 2010 by a unknown assailant while she staged a vigil in front of the governor's office in the state capital demanding progress in the case where her teenage daughter Rubi's body was found mutilated in a garbage bin last year. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo (MEXICO - Tags: CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY)
  •  - Supporters of Mexican poet Javier Sicilia applaud during the arrival of his peace caravan in downtown Chihuahua

    Supporters of Mexican poet Javier Sicilia applaud during the arrival of his peace caravan in downtown Chihuahua

    Posted: 6/9/2011 6:21:45 PM EST
    Supporters of Mexican poet Javier Sicilia applaud during the arrival of his peace caravan in downtown Chihuahua June 9, 2011. Hundreds of Mexicans began a week-long procession through Mexico on Saturday to protest the country's bloody drug war, led by Sicilia, a crusading poet whose son was murdered by suspected cartel hitmen. Human rights activists and families of victims of violence formed a peace caravan and piled into 13 buses and more than two dozen cars to set out on a 12-state tour that will end in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico's most violent drug war city on the U.S. border. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo (MEXICO - Tags: CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY)
  •  - A pink hat and candles are placed around a plaque in memory of activist Escobedo outside the Government palace in downtown Chihuahua

    A pink hat and candles are placed around a plaque in memory of activist Escobedo outside the Government palace in downtown Chihuahua

    Posted: 6/9/2011 6:20:17 PM EST
    A pink hat and candles are placed around a plaque in memory of activist Marisela Escobedo outside the Government palace in downtown Chihuahua June 9, 2011. Hundreds of Mexicans began a week-long procession through Mexico on Saturday to protest the country's bloody drug war, led by Sicilia, a crusading poet whose son was murdered by suspected cartel hitmen. Human rights activists and families of victims of violence formed a peace caravan and piled into 13 buses and more than two dozen cars to set out on a 12-state tour that will end in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico's most violent drug war city on the U.S. border. Marisela Escobedo was gunned down on December 16, 2010 by a unknown assailant while she staged a vigil in front of the governor's office in the state capital demanding progress in the case where her teenage daughter Rubi's body was found mutilated in a garbage bin last year. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo (MEXICO - Tags: CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY)
  •  - Mexican poet Sicilia observes a minute of silence in memory of activist Escobedo outside the Government palace in downtown Chihuahua

    Mexican poet Sicilia observes a minute of silence in memory of activist Escobedo outside the Government palace in downtown Chihuahua

    Posted: 6/9/2011 6:18:25 PM EST
    Mexican poet Javier Sicilia (R) observes a minute of silence in memory of activist Marisela Escobedo outside the Government palace in downtown Chihuahua June 9, 2011. Hundreds of Mexicans began a week-long procession through Mexico on Saturday to protest the country's bloody drug war, led by Sicilia, a crusading poet whose son was murdered by suspected cartel hitmen. Human rights activists and families of victims of violence formed a peace caravan and piled into 13 buses and more than two dozen cars to set out on a 12-state tour that will end in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico's most violent drug war city on the U.S. border. Marisela Escobedo was gunned down on December 16, 2010 by a unknown assailant while she staged a vigil in front of the governor's office in the state capital demanding progress in the case where her teenage daughter Rubi's body was found mutilated in a garbage bin last year. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo (MEXICO - Tags: CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY)
  •  - Residents hold up cardboard figures during a march in support of the peaceful caravan led by Mexican poet Javier Sicilia in downtown Chihuahua

    Residents hold up cardboard figures during a march in support of the peaceful caravan led by Mexican poet Javier Sicilia in downtown Chihuahua

    Posted: 6/9/2011 6:14:29 PM EST
    Residents hold up cardboard figures during a march in support of the peaceful caravan led by Mexican poet Javier Sicilia in downtown Chihuahua June 9, 2011. Hundreds of Mexicans began a week-long procession through Mexico on Saturday to protest the country's bloody drug war, led by Sicilia, a crusading poet whose son was murdered by suspected cartel hitmen. Human rights activists and families of victims of violence formed a peace caravan and piled into 13 buses and more than two dozen cars to set out on a 12-state tour that will end in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico's most violent drug war city on the U.S. border. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo (MEXICO - Tags: CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY)