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Cacti and shrubs line the desert floor several miles away from Highway 286 and 86 in Arizona, Friday, June 12, 2009. As a result of the longer and hotter path through the desert in Arizona, border deaths have increased dramatically. A study by the Binational Migration Institute shows that border deaths in Arizona went from 125 in the 1990s to 802 in the years from 2000-2005. According to death estimates of Border Patrol statistics there were 171 deaths in Arizona in 2008 alone...PHOTOS/ MATT NAGER
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