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Downey Middle Class

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Miguel Cruz, Vanessa Mota, Steve Vasquez and Debbie Barajas wait at the corner of Firestone Blvd and Downey Ave on November 9th, 2013.

Downey Middle Class

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Chefs at The Downey Brewing Company prepare food on November 9th, 2013.

Downey Middle Class

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Two customers eat at Porto's Bakery & Cafe on November 9th, 2013.

Downey Middle Class

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Jessica Haro and Eric Ibarra sit at a fountain on the corner of Firestone Blvd and Downey Ave on November 9th, 2013.

Downey Middle Class

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A robot sculpture by Cristian Castro, who works as a designer at Ebus, an electric bus manufacturer in Downey, Calif., on display at Stay Gallery.


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