AP PHOTOS: Poverty's grip seen across Baltimore


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BALTIMORE (AP) - The number of Americans living in poverty today has not been seen since Lyndon Johnson occupied the White House, and nowhere is it more visible than in urban environments like Baltimore.

Here a group of boys plays basketball, with a milk crate fashioned into a hoop and attached to a long-abandoned house. Others make their way through a neighborhood that looks more like a ghost town than an urban center.

Here's a collection of photos from the streets of Baltimore:


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