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The body of Mexican journalist Javier Valdez lies on the street after he was shot dead in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico, on May 15, 2017.
Valdez, 50, who worked for Agence France-Presse and other media, was shot near the premises of one of the Mexican news outlets he worked for in the city of Culiacan in Mexico's violent Sinaloa state. Valdez was the fifth journalist to be killed this year in a country plagued by violence related to drug gangs, according to officials and media rights groups.
 / AFP PHOTO / FERNANDO BRITO        (Photo credit should read FERNANDO BRITO/AFP/Getty Images)
The body of Mexican journalist Javier Valdez lies on the street after he was shot dead in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico, on May 15, 2017.
Valdez, 50, who worked for Agence France-Presse and other media, was shot near the premises of one of the Mexican news outlets he worked for in the city of Culiacan in Mexico's violent Sinaloa state. Valdez was the fifth journalist to be killed this year in a country plagued by violence related to drug gangs, according to officials and media rights groups.
 / AFP PHOTO / FERNANDO BRITO        (Photo credit should read FERNANDO BRITO/AFP/Getty Images)

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