Urban Slums of Medellin, Colombia

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Female residents stand on a terrace overlooking the escalators in '20... News PhotoAntioquia,Civilian,Colombia,Escalator,Horizontal,Lifestyles,Looking Over,Medellin - Colombia,Poverty,Residential District,Slum,Social Issues,TravelPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Kaveh KazemiMEDELLIN, COLOMBIA - JANUARY 5: Female residents stand on a terrace overlooking the escalators in '20 de Julio' neighborhood in the Comuna 13 slums on January 5, 2013 in Medellin, Colombia. The stairway is divided into six sections and has a length of 1,260 feet. An escalator goes up and a second goes down.Residents used to climb hundreds of steps to get home from the bottom of the hill, but the journey now takes just 6 minutes. Comuna 13 is the most notorious slums of Medellin with violence occurring everyday. (Photo by Kaveh Kazemi/Getty Images)