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  • Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines, has declared a war on crime and drugs since entering office. At least 1,779 drug suspects have been killed, including 712 who were gunned down in clashes with police, National Police Chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa said on Aug. 22, 2016. <br><br>Residents watch as a crime scene which resulted in the death of an alleged drug dealer is cordoned off by police in a shanty community, Aug. 18, 2016, in Manila, Philippines.
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  • Police officers are seen here investigating the body of an alleged drug dealer in Manila, Philippines, July 8, 2016.
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  • Anguished relatives crowd around the body of an alleged drug suspect during an alleged shootout inside a shanty community, Aug. 17, 2016, in Manila, Philippines.
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  • Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Director General Ronald Dela Rosa gestures during the hearing on the extrajudicial killings and summary executions of suspected criminals at the Philippine Senate in Pasay City, south of Manila, Philippines, Aug. 23, 2016.
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  • Family members of people who police say are drug pushers wear masks during a Senate hearing regarding people killed during a crackdown on illegal drugs in Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines, Aug. 23, 2016.
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  • An activist lights candles to denounce the extra-judicial killings against alleged suspects involved in illegal drugs during a protest in Quezon City, Philippines, Aug. 15, 2016.
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  • Jail guards armed with assault weapons patrol outside a city jail where 10 prisoners with various drug charges were killed in an alleged grenade blast, Aug. 12, 2016, in Manila, Philippines.
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  • A suspected drug user is handcuffed during a nighttime raid on a drug den, June 16, 2016, in Manila, Philippines.
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  • A suspected street robber is arrested by a policeman after a brief chase in the streets, June 20, 2016, in Manila, Philippines.
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  • Police pass by homeless boys sleeping on the street during a night patrol, June 22, 2016, in Manila, Philippines.
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  • A blood-soaked stretcher is seen here after a buy-bust operation which killed three suspected drug dealers, June 25, 2016, in Manila, Philippines.
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  • Social workers and police round up a minor at night during curfew, June 8, 2016, in Manila, Philippines.
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  • Social workers and police round up minors at night during curfew, June 8, 2016, in Manila, Philippines.
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  • Suspected drug users and drug dealers are arrested by police during a nighttime raid on a suspected drug den, June 16, 2016, in Manila, Philippines.
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  • Crystal meth and various drug paraphernalia are seized by undercover police during a nighttime raid on a suspected drug den, June 16, 2016, in Manila, Philippines.
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  • Criminals with various offenses and drug gangs sit in an overcrowded jail cell, June 20, 2016, in Manila, Philippines.
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  • A group of policemen listen to a briefing prior to a raid on a drug den, June 16, 2016, in Manila, Philippines.
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  • Police patrol a shanty community at night during curfew, June 8, 2016, in Manila, Philippines. The president-elect of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, declared a war on crime and drugs after sweeping an election on May 9, and has been living up to his nickname, "the punisher."
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  • Social workers and police round up minors at night during curfew, June 8, 2016, in Manila, Philippines.
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  • A drug suspect is killed in a shootout during a buy-bust operation conducted by police, June 25, 2016, in Manila, Philippines.
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  • A gun, bullets, marked money and sachets of crystal meth are laid on a table after a drug raid, June 20, 2016, in Manila, Philippines.
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  • Drug suspects are led into a crowded jail cell, June 20, 2016, in Manila, Philippines.
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