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Mexican art show focuses on weapons, effects

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MEXICO CITY (AP) -- An art and photo show at Mexico City's Tolerance Museum focuses on the trade in firearms and their deadly effects in Mexico, where almost 50,000 people have died in drug-related violence since late 2006.

The juxtaposition of images is disquieting, not just because of the violence but because weapons seem to have become ubiquitous.

In one photo, children in the border city of Tijuana are seen playing with a rifle at an Army Day exhibition, handling it almost like a stick used to break a pinata.

The show, titled "A Farewell to Arms. Contraband on the Border," will close April 15 after a five-month run and is expected to be taken soon for exhibition in the United States.

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