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Life and death in a drug war

Kasandra Kate, 12, cries over the open coffin of her father Verigilio Mirano during his funeral at Navotas Public Cemetery in Manila, Philippines. According to a family member, Mirano, who was using drugs but stopped after Rodrigo Duterte became the president, was killed by masked gunmen at his home on September 27. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Kasandra Kate, 12, cries over the open coffin of her father Verigilio Mirano during his funeral at Navotas Public Cemetery in Manila, Philippines. According to a family member, Mirano, who was using drugs but stopped after Rodrigo Duterte became the...more

Kasandra Kate, 12, cries over the open coffin of her father Verigilio Mirano during his funeral at Navotas Public Cemetery in Manila, Philippines. According to a family member, Mirano, who was using drugs but stopped after Rodrigo Duterte became the president, was killed by masked gunmen at his home on September 27. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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A woman cries after her husband was shot dead by unidentified gunmen riding motorcycles in Manila. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A woman cries after her husband was shot dead by unidentified gunmen riding motorcycles in Manila. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A woman cries after her husband was shot dead by unidentified gunmen riding motorcycles in Manila. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Heavy rain pours as the body of a man killed by unidentified gunmen riding motorcycles is left in a narrow alley in Manila. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Heavy rain pours as the body of a man killed by unidentified gunmen riding motorcycles is left in a narrow alley in Manila. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Heavy rain pours as the body of a man killed by unidentified gunmen riding motorcycles is left in a narrow alley in Manila. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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A gun is left in a pool of blood at the scene where a man identified to be on a drug watchlist was killed in a shooting encounter with police in Parola slum in Manila. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A gun is left in a pool of blood at the scene where a man identified to be on a drug watchlist was killed in a shooting encounter with police in Parola slum in Manila. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A gun is left in a pool of blood at the scene where a man identified to be on a drug watchlist was killed in a shooting encounter with police in Parola slum in Manila. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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A police officer shows the bullet that he said was stopped by his body armor during a shootout with four alleged drug users in Manila. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A police officer shows the bullet that he said was stopped by his body armor during a shootout with four alleged drug users in Manila. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A police officer shows the bullet that he said was stopped by his body armor during a shootout with four alleged drug users in Manila. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Residents look from behind a gate as police investigate a murder scene in Caloocan City, Metro Manila. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Residents look from behind a gate as police investigate a murder scene in Caloocan City, Metro Manila. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Residents look from behind a gate as police investigate a murder scene in Caloocan City, Metro Manila. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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A woman cradles the body of her husband, who was killed on a street by a vigilante group, according to police, in a spate of drug-related killings in Pasay city, Metro Manila. A sign on a cardboard found near the body reads: "Pusher Ako", which translates to "I am a drug pusher." REUTERS/Czar Dancel

A woman cradles the body of her husband, who was killed on a street by a vigilante group, according to police, in a spate of drug-related killings in Pasay city, Metro Manila. A sign on a cardboard found near the body reads: "Pusher Ako", which...more

A woman cradles the body of her husband, who was killed on a street by a vigilante group, according to police, in a spate of drug-related killings in Pasay city, Metro Manila. A sign on a cardboard found near the body reads: "Pusher Ako", which translates to "I am a drug pusher." REUTERS/Czar Dancel
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Residents look into a funeral van to view the body of a suspected drug pusher killed during a police operation in metro Manila. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Residents look into a funeral van to view the body of a suspected drug pusher killed during a police operation in metro Manila. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Residents look into a funeral van to view the body of a suspected drug pusher killed during a police operation in metro Manila. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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Residents of a slum in Parola look out from inside their house at the scene where a man identified to be on a drug watchlist was killed in a shooting encounter with police in Manila. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Residents of a slum in Parola look out from inside their house at the scene where a man identified to be on a drug watchlist was killed in a shooting encounter with police in Manila. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Residents of a slum in Parola look out from inside their house at the scene where a man identified to be on a drug watchlist was killed in a shooting encounter with police in Manila. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Janeth Mejos reacts as the body of her father Paquito Mejos is taken out of their home shortly after he was killed in a police operation in Manila. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Janeth Mejos reacts as the body of her father Paquito Mejos is taken out of their home shortly after he was killed in a police operation in Manila. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Janeth Mejos reacts as the body of her father Paquito Mejos is taken out of their home shortly after he was killed in a police operation in Manila. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Relatives and friends carry the coffin holding the body of Eric Quintinita Sison during his funeral procession in Pasay city, metro Manila. Family members of Sison said he was attempting to surrender when he was gunned down by the police during a recent "Meth" buy bust operation. REUTERS/Cesar Danzel

Relatives and friends carry the coffin holding the body of Eric Quintinita Sison during his funeral procession in Pasay city, metro Manila. Family members of Sison said he was attempting to surrender when he was gunned down by the police during a...more

Relatives and friends carry the coffin holding the body of Eric Quintinita Sison during his funeral procession in Pasay city, metro Manila. Family members of Sison said he was attempting to surrender when he was gunned down by the police during a recent "Meth" buy bust operation. REUTERS/Cesar Danzel
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The body of 22-year-old pedicab driver Eric Sison lies in a coffin in a Manila slum with a chick pacing across his casket, placed there in keeping with a local tradition to symbolically peck at the conscience of his killers, a few days after Sison was killed when, according to local officials, police were looking for drug pushers in Pasay city, Metro Manila. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

The body of 22-year-old pedicab driver Eric Sison lies in a coffin in a Manila slum with a chick pacing across his casket, placed there in keeping with a local tradition to symbolically peck at the conscience of his killers, a few days after Sison...more

The body of 22-year-old pedicab driver Eric Sison lies in a coffin in a Manila slum with a chick pacing across his casket, placed there in keeping with a local tradition to symbolically peck at the conscience of his killers, a few days after Sison was killed when, according to local officials, police were looking for drug pushers in Pasay city, Metro Manila. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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Friends and relatives of two cousins killed by masked gunmen wait for their coffins to arrive for a funeral at a cemetery in Manila. Gilbert Purgatorio and Gerard G. Cruz were killed by masked gunmen near their home on September 27, Gilbert's 27th birthday. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Friends and relatives of two cousins killed by masked gunmen wait for their coffins to arrive for a funeral at a cemetery in Manila. Gilbert Purgatorio and Gerard G. Cruz were killed by masked gunmen near their home on September 27, Gilbert's 27th...more

Friends and relatives of two cousins killed by masked gunmen wait for their coffins to arrive for a funeral at a cemetery in Manila. Gilbert Purgatorio and Gerard G. Cruz were killed by masked gunmen near their home on September 27, Gilbert's 27th birthday. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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A sign "Overkill Justice" is pictured along a street in a Manila slum where 22-year-old pedicab driver Eric Sison was killed when, according to local officials, police were looking for drug pushers in Pasay city, Metro Manila. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A sign "Overkill Justice" is pictured along a street in a Manila slum where 22-year-old pedicab driver Eric Sison was killed when, according to local officials, police were looking for drug pushers in Pasay city, Metro Manila. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A sign "Overkill Justice" is pictured along a street in a Manila slum where 22-year-old pedicab driver Eric Sison was killed when, according to local officials, police were looking for drug pushers in Pasay city, Metro Manila. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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Friends and relatives follow vehicles with coffins of two cousins killed by masked gunmen to a cemetery in Manila. Gilbert Purgatorio and Gerard G. Cruz were killed by masked gunmen near their home on September 27, Gilbert's 27th birthday. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Friends and relatives follow vehicles with coffins of two cousins killed by masked gunmen to a cemetery in Manila. Gilbert Purgatorio and Gerard G. Cruz were killed by masked gunmen near their home on September 27, Gilbert's 27th birthday....more

Friends and relatives follow vehicles with coffins of two cousins killed by masked gunmen to a cemetery in Manila. Gilbert Purgatorio and Gerard G. Cruz were killed by masked gunmen near their home on September 27, Gilbert's 27th birthday. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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The wife and daughter of a man who was killed during a drug buy-bust operation sleep next to his coffin as relatives and friends gather to mourn outside his home in Manila. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

The wife and daughter of a man who was killed during a drug buy-bust operation sleep next to his coffin as relatives and friends gather to mourn outside his home in Manila. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

The wife and daughter of a man who was killed during a drug buy-bust operation sleep next to his coffin as relatives and friends gather to mourn outside his home in Manila. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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A relative carries the son of Eric Quintinita Sison during burial rites in Pasay city, metro Manila. REUTERS/Czar Dancel

A relative carries the son of Eric Quintinita Sison during burial rites in Pasay city, metro Manila. REUTERS/Czar Dancel

A relative carries the son of Eric Quintinita Sison during burial rites in Pasay city, metro Manila. REUTERS/Czar Dancel
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A policeman, holding a handcuffs, gestures toward a resident during a drug raid in Quezon City, Metro Manila. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A policeman, holding a handcuffs, gestures toward a resident during a drug raid in Quezon City, Metro Manila. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A policeman, holding a handcuffs, gestures toward a resident during a drug raid in Quezon City, Metro Manila. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Armed security forces take a part in a drug raid, in Manila. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Armed security forces take a part in a drug raid, in Manila. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Armed security forces take a part in a drug raid, in Manila. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Residents who were rounded up board a police truck to a police station, where police will verify if there were involved with drugs, after police sources and local media reported that people were killed during a drug raid, in Manila. REUTERS/Czar Dancel

Residents who were rounded up board a police truck to a police station, where police will verify if there were involved with drugs, after police sources and local media reported that people were killed during a drug raid, in Manila. REUTERS/Czar...more

Residents who were rounded up board a police truck to a police station, where police will verify if there were involved with drugs, after police sources and local media reported that people were killed during a drug raid, in Manila. REUTERS/Czar Dancel
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Men hold babies among policemen during a drug raid in Quezon City, Metro Manila. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Men hold babies among policemen during a drug raid in Quezon City, Metro Manila. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Men hold babies among policemen during a drug raid in Quezon City, Metro Manila. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Members of a SWAT team take their position on the rooftop during a drug raid in Quezon City, Metro Manila. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Members of a SWAT team take their position on the rooftop during a drug raid in Quezon City, Metro Manila. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Members of a SWAT team take their position on the rooftop during a drug raid in Quezon City, Metro Manila. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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A man holds a baby as police searches a slum during a drug raid, in Manila. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A man holds a baby as police searches a slum during a drug raid, in Manila. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A man holds a baby as police searches a slum during a drug raid, in Manila. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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