Audio slide show: ‘Gimme Shelter’

Along the Los Angeles River are invisible cities whose population centers do not figure on official maps.

Produced by Marc Martin
Audio slide show: 'Gimme Shelter'

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The river's littered banks have become a no-man's land for the homeless--the hard-core junkies, the mentally ill and those just trying to disappear. A dozen or so people live in tents and lean-tos under the 7th Street bridge in Long Beach, just one of the many invisible villages along the river.

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