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A city tries to come together

Published 5:01 PM ET, Fri April 22, 2016
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A year after protests shook Baltimore, the city is searching for a new mayor and unity. A woman lights a candle at a vigil marking the anniversary of the protests, which erupted after the death of a young black man in police custody. Wil Sands/Fractures Collective for CNN
Protesters gather at the corner of Pennsylvania and North Avenue to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the riots. That corner, which was the epicenter of the unrest, is the nerve center of West Baltimore. Wil Sands/Fractures Collective for CNN
The old Pemco porcelain-enameling factory in Bayview has been vacant for nearly a decade. Once an important industrial hub, Baltimore saw many companies depart for cheaper labor in the South or abroad.

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A man serves raw oysters in Baltimore's famous Lexington Market. In recent years the city has invested heavily in tourism, hoping to attract external dollars to the city. Wil Sands/Fractures Collective for CNN
A man runs in front of Under Armour's Inner Harbor flagship store. The Baltimore-based sports apparel company is one of the city's few economic success stories, growing more than 28% in 2015.
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Baltimore was once an important regional port. Its maritime industry suffered with the decline of American coal production, laying off thousands of port workers. The port has recently experienced renewed growth, now ranking 13th nationally in overall tonnage and employing nearly 15,000 workers.
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A security guard looks out the window of a Tram rail car in downtown Baltimore. An ambitious rail project that would have connected the black community in West Baltimore to other areas of the city was recently killed by the governor.

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Baltimore's U.S. Highway 40, known locally as the "Highway to Nowhere," cuts through West Baltimore. The expressway was never integrated into the interstate system. Its construction displaced hundreds of black families and strained relations between the black community and city government.
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Voters cast their ballots at an early polling station in West Baltimore. Turnout in previous city elections was anemic, but early voting participation has been high this year. Wil Sands/Fractures Collective for CNN
Photographer Devin Allen talks with a friend on camera for an upcoming HBO documentary on Baltimore. Allen was thrust into the national stage after his coverage of the riots on Instagram landed his work on the cover of TIME magazine.
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