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Photograph copyright Esteban Felix/AP Photo

Gang members, branded by their skin art, are given a fresh start with laser surgery to remove previously permanent tattoos. Above, a laser shoots a billion watts of energy into a man's tattooed arm with great precision, targeting only the skin cells that contain tattoo ink.

  
 
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