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A homeless woman named Patricia watches from her wheelchair near 6th Street and Gladys Avenue in downtown Los Angeles as a worker uses a pressure washer to clean the streets.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

A homeless woman checks her makeup while camping out on Gladys Avenue beneath one of the signs posted announcing the city's plans to clean the streets.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

A homeless woman named Patricia drags her belongings in a crate as she crosses the street on skid row.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

A worker picks up a used syringe in the gutter near 7th Street and Gladys Avenue. An earlier inspection of a nine-block skid row area found human waste, hypodermic needles, condoms and a rat infestation in violation of state and county health codes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

A city worker wearing a biohazard mask removes belongings on Gladys Avenue.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Framed by Los Angeles Police Department officers, a protest against the street-cleaning program is held.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Several people from the Catholic Worker walk past some of the debris left by people who were living on Gladys Avenue.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Homeless people on Gladys Avenue watch while city employees begin to clean the streets.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

A worker cleans the gutter on a skid row street.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

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Cleanup effort on skid row

The city of Los Angeles launched a major street and sidewalk cleaning program on skid row in response to public health concerns in the poverty-stricken neighborhood.

Read Alexandra Zavis’ article: Major cleanup of L.A. skid row, prompted by health report, begins

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