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Pirates preying on Venezuelan fishermen
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Children play "pirates" on a fishing boat in Cumana, Sucre state, Venezuela.

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Fishermen from the Marval family bring their boat to shore after fishing all night, in Punta de Araya, Sucre state, Venezuela.

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Members of the Marval family, who patrol at night while other members of their family fish at sea, respond to what appeared to be the start of an attack by pirate gang leader "El Beta" in Punta de Araya, Sucre state, Venezuela.

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El Menor," a member of "Los Cainos" self-defense group formed by the Marval fishing family, holds a homemade gun before starting a night patrol to help protect fishermen from pirate attacks in Punta de Araya, Sucre state, Venezuela.

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Fishermen from the Marval family give instructions to a skiff towing their boat to sea as they head out for a night of fishing in Punta de Araya, Sucre state, Venezuela.

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Suspects of violent crime crowd a holding cell at the municipal police station in Cumana, Sucre state, Venezuela.

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Retired fisherman Victor Duran, 75, from the Marval family, poses for a portrait in Punta de Araya, Sucre state, Venezuela.

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Pirates preying on Venezuelan fishermen

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