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              Luis Artiga reacts after being acquitted on all charges in the Bell corruption trial on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, in Los Angeles.  Five former elected officials were convicted of multi

    Luis Artiga reacts after being acquitted on all charges in the Bell corruption trial on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, in Los Angeles. Five former elected officials were convicted of multi

    Posted: 3/21/2013 9:33:26 AM EST
    Luis Artiga reacts after being acquitted on all charges in the Bell corruption trial on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, in Los Angeles. Five former elected officials were convicted of multiple counts of misappropriation of public funds. Former Mayor Oscar Hernandez and co-defendants George Cole, Teresa Jacobo, George Mirabal, and Victor Belo were all convicted of multiple counts and acquitted of others. The charges against them involved paying themselves inflated salaries of up to $100,000 a year in the city of 36,000 people, where one in four residents live below the poverty line. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Irfan Khan, Pool)
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              Oscar Hernandez, former mayor of Bell, Calif.  listens to the judge as a guilty verdict is read in his trial on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, in Los Angeles.  Hernandez and four former ele

    Oscar Hernandez, former mayor of Bell, Calif. listens to the judge as a guilty verdict is read in his trial on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, in Los Angeles. Hernandez and four former ele

    Posted: 3/20/2013 5:18:32 PM EST
    Oscar Hernandez, former mayor of Bell, Calif. listens to the judge as a guilty verdict is read in his trial on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, in Los Angeles. Hernandez and four former elected officials were convicted of multiple counts of misappropriation of public funds, and a sixth defendant was cleared entirely. Hernandez and co-defendants George Cole, Teresa Jacobo, George Mirabal, and Victor Belo were all convicted of multiple counts and acquitted of others. The charges against them involved paying themselves inflated salaries of up to $100,000 a year in the city of 36,000 people, where one in four residents live below the poverty line. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Irfan Khan, Pool)
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              George Mirabal,  a former Bell City elected official listens to the judge as a guilty verdict is read in his trial on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, in Los Angeles.  Mirabal and four former

    George Mirabal, a former Bell City elected official listens to the judge as a guilty verdict is read in his trial on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, in Los Angeles. Mirabal and four former

    Posted: 3/20/2013 5:18:32 PM EST
    George Mirabal, a former Bell City elected official listens to the judge as a guilty verdict is read in his trial on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, in Los Angeles. Mirabal and four former elected officials were convicted of multiple counts of misappropriation of public funds, and a sixth defendant was cleared entirely. Former Mayor Oscar Hernandez and co-defendants Mirabal, George Cole, Teresa Jacobo, and Victor Belo were all convicted of multiple counts and acquitted of others. The charges against them involved paying themselves inflated salaries of up to $100,000 a year in the city of 36,000 people, where one in four residents live below the poverty line. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Irfan Khan, Pool)
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              Teresa Jacobo, a former Bell City elected official listens to the judge as a guilty verdict is read in her trial on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, in Los Angeles.  Jacobo and four former el

    Teresa Jacobo, a former Bell City elected official listens to the judge as a guilty verdict is read in her trial on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, in Los Angeles. Jacobo and four former el

    Posted: 3/20/2013 5:18:32 PM EST
    Teresa Jacobo, a former Bell City elected official listens to the judge as a guilty verdict is read in her trial on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, in Los Angeles. Jacobo and four former elected officials were convicted of multiple counts of misappropriation of public funds, and a sixth defendant was cleared entirely. Former Mayor Oscar Hernandez and co-defendants Jacobo, George Mirabal, George Cole, and Victor Belo were all convicted of multiple counts and acquitted of others. The charges against them involved paying themselves inflated salaries of up to $100,000 a year in the city of 36,000 people, where one in four residents live below the poverty line. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Irfan Khan, Pool)
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              Five former Bell City elected officials listens to the judge as a guilty verdict is read in their trial on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, in Los Angeles.  The five former elected officials

    Five former Bell City elected officials listens to the judge as a guilty verdict is read in their trial on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, in Los Angeles. The five former elected officials

    Posted: 3/20/2013 5:18:32 PM EST
    Five former Bell City elected officials listens to the judge as a guilty verdict is read in their trial on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, in Los Angeles. The five former elected officials were convicted of multiple counts of misappropriation of public funds, and a sixth defendant was cleared entirely. Former Mayor Oscar Hernandez and co-defendants Teresa Jacobo, George Mirabal, George Cole, and Victor Belo were all convicted of multiple counts and acquitted of others. The charges against them involved paying themselves inflated salaries of up to $100,000 a year in the city of 36,000 people, where one in four residents live below the poverty line. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Irfan Khan, Pool)
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              George Cole, center,a former Bell City Council member listens to the judge as a guilty verdict is read in his trial on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, in Los Angeles.  Cole and four former e

    George Cole, center,a former Bell City Council member listens to the judge as a guilty verdict is read in his trial on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, in Los Angeles. Cole and four former e

    Posted: 3/20/2013 5:13:24 PM EST
    George Cole, center,a former Bell City Council member listens to the judge as a guilty verdict is read in his trial on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, in Los Angeles. Cole and four former elected officials were convicted of multiple counts of misappropriation of public funds, and a sixth defendant was cleared entirely. Former Mayor Oscar Hernandez and co-defendants Cole, Teresa Jacobo, George Mirabal, and Victor Belo were all convicted of multiple counts and acquitted of others. The charges against them involved paying themselves inflated salaries of up to $100,000 a year in the city of 36,000 people, where one in four residents live below the poverty line. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Irfan Khan, Pool)
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              George Cole, center,a former Bell City Council member listen to judge as a guilty verdict is read in his trial on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, in Los Angeles.  Cole and four former electe

    George Cole, center,a former Bell City Council member listen to judge as a guilty verdict is read in his trial on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, in Los Angeles. Cole and four former electe

    Posted: 3/20/2013 4:48:33 PM EST
    George Cole, center,a former Bell City Council member listen to judge as a guilty verdict is read in his trial on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, in Los Angeles. Cole and four former elected officials Bell were convicted of multiple counts of misappropriation of public funds, and a sixth defendant was cleared entirely. Former Mayor Oscar Hernandez and co-defendants Cole, Teresa Jacobo, George Mirabal, and Victor Belo were all convicted of multiple counts and acquitted of others. The charges against them involved paying themselves inflated salaries of up to $100,000 a year in the city of 36,000 people, where one in four residents live below the poverty line. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Irfan Khan, Pool)
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              Campaigners, wearing masks, suits and holding copies of the traditional red ministerial box to represent Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne on budget day, walk across

    Campaigners, wearing masks, suits and holding copies of the traditional red ministerial box to represent Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne on budget day, walk across

    Posted: 3/20/2013 4:48:27 AM EST
    Campaigners, wearing masks, suits and holding copies of the traditional red ministerial box to represent Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne on budget day, walk across Parliament Square backdropped by the Houses of Parliament, as they pose for the media as part of a campaign event in London, Tuesday, March 19, 2013. The event held Tuesday was organized by the "IF" campaign to coincide with the British Finance Minister delivering his annual budget speech to parliament on Wednesday. The "IF"campaign, which is a coalition of 170 charities, want the UK and G8 governments to increase agricultural aid spending to help fight poverty and hunger in developing countries. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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              Campaigners, wearing masks, suits and holding copies of the traditional red ministerial box to represent Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne on budget day, prepare to p

    Campaigners, wearing masks, suits and holding copies of the traditional red ministerial box to represent Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne on budget day, prepare to p

    Posted: 3/20/2013 4:48:27 AM EST
    Campaigners, wearing masks, suits and holding copies of the traditional red ministerial box to represent Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne on budget day, prepare to pose for the media backdropped by the Houses of Parliament as part of a campaign event in Parliament Square, London, Tuesday, March 19, 2013. The event held Tuesday was organized by the "IF" campaign to coincide with the British Finance Minister delivering his annual budget speech to parliament on Wednesday. The "IF"campaign, which is a coalition of 170 charities, want the UK and G8 governments to increase agricultural aid spending to help fight poverty and hunger in developing countries. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
  •  - People shout slogans on hunger and poverty during an anti-government protest in Cairo

    People shout slogans on hunger and poverty during an anti-government protest in Cairo

    Posted: 3/6/2013 2:32:42 PM EST
    People shout slogans on hunger and poverty during an anti-government protest in Cairo February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
  •  - People shout slogans on hunger and poverty during an anti-government protest in Cairo

    People shout slogans on hunger and poverty during an anti-government protest in Cairo

    Posted: 3/6/2013 2:32:42 PM EST
    People shout slogans on hunger and poverty during an anti-government protest in Cairo February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
  •  - People shout slogans on hunger and poverty during an anti-government protest in Cairo

    People shout slogans on hunger and poverty during an anti-government protest in Cairo

    Posted: 3/6/2013 2:05:36 PM EST
    People shout slogans on hunger and poverty during an anti-government protest in Cairo February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
  •  - People shout slogans on hunger and poverty during an anti-government protest in Cairo

    People shout slogans on hunger and poverty during an anti-government protest in Cairo

    Posted: 3/6/2013 11:58:44 AM EST
    People shout slogans on hunger and poverty during an anti-government protest in Cairo February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
  •  - People shout slogans on hunger and poverty during an anti-government protest in Cairo

    People shout slogans on hunger and poverty during an anti-government protest in Cairo

    Posted: 3/6/2013 11:19:39 AM EST
    People shout slogans on hunger and poverty during an anti-government protest in Cairo February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
  •  - People shout slogans on hunger and poverty during an anti-government protest in Cairo

    People shout slogans on hunger and poverty during an anti-government protest in Cairo

    Posted: 3/6/2013 10:45:58 AM EST
    People shout slogans on hunger and poverty during an anti-government protest in Cairo February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
  •  - People shout slogans on hunger and poverty during an anti-government protest in Cairo

    People shout slogans on hunger and poverty during an anti-government protest in Cairo

    Posted: 3/6/2013 10:45:58 AM EST
    People shout slogans on hunger and poverty during an anti-government protest in Cairo February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
  •  - People shout slogans on hunger and poverty during an anti-government protest in Cairo

    People shout slogans on hunger and poverty during an anti-government protest in Cairo

    Posted: 3/6/2013 9:45:10 AM EST
    People shout slogans on hunger and poverty during an anti-government protest in Cairo February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
  •  - A man carries buckets of water along an alley in Yuangudui village, Gansu Province

    A man carries buckets of water along an alley in Yuangudui village, Gansu Province

    Posted: 3/3/2013 3:33:50 AM EST
    A man carries buckets of water along an alley in Yuangudui village, Gansu Province February 12, 2013. Communist Party chief Xi Jinping, who takes over as China's new president during the annual meeting of the legislature beginning on March 5, visited Yuangudui in February to highlight the poverty that still reigns in huge swaths of the country. Closing a yawning income gap is likely to be one of the policy priorities of his administration and the impoverished villagers are fully conscious of the inequality plaguing China, even if some of them had never heard of Xi Jinping before he showed up in town. Most young people have left for the provincial capital of Lanzhou, where they can make 1,000 yuan ($160) a month, more than the average village income of 800 yuan a year. Picture taken on February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
  •  - A villager cooks in his house in Yuangudui, Gansu Province

    A villager cooks in his house in Yuangudui, Gansu Province

    Posted: 3/3/2013 3:33:50 AM EST
    A villager cooks in his house in Yuangudui, Gansu Province February 12, 2013. Communist Party chief Xi Jinping, who takes over as China's new president during the annual meeting of the legislature beginning on March 5, visited Yuangudui in February to highlight the poverty that still reigns in huge swaths of the country. Closing a yawning income gap is likely to be one of the policy priorities of his administration and the impoverished villagers are fully conscious of the inequality plaguing China, even if some of them had never heard of Xi Jinping before he showed up in town. Most young people have left for the provincial capital of Lanzhou, where they can make 1,000 yuan ($160) a month, more than the average village income of 800 yuan a year. Picture taken on February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
  •  - A woman closes her eyes as she talks to another villager in Yuangudui

    A woman closes her eyes as she talks to another villager in Yuangudui

    Posted: 3/3/2013 3:33:50 AM EST
    A woman closes her eyes as she talks to another villager in Yuangudui, Gansu Province February 12, 2013. Communist Party chief Xi Jinping, who takes over as China's new president during the annual meeting of the legislature beginning on March 5, visited Yuangudui in February to highlight the poverty that still reigns in huge swaths of the country. Closing a yawning income gap is likely to be one of the policy priorities of his administration and the impoverished villagers are fully conscious of the inequality plaguing China, even if some of them had never heard of Xi Jinping before he showed up in town. Most young people have left for the provincial capital of Lanzhou, where they can make 1,000 yuan ($160) a month, more than the average village income of 800 yuan a year. Picture taken on February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Barria


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