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Fresh look for crime-ridden Guatemala City
Urban regeneration gives the streets of this Central American capital back to its residents.
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2012 10:45

Guatemala's capital is one of the world's most violent cities, where even ice-cream shops need armed guards.

But, an urban renewal project has brought life back to a part of the city which was previously plagued by crime and urban decay.

Al Jazeera's David Mercer reports from Guatemala City.

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