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May 28, 2010 12:00 AM

Border fence is divider of many kinds

NOGALES, Ariz. —The fence rises from the rock and hardscrabble of the desert floor, a formidable 15-foot-high curtain of corrugated metal that stretches into the mirage of heat and distance. Newer sections feature 20-foot-high steel columns, deeply planted, narrowly spaced, so no human slips between.

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