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Manuel Pajar, 40 sits near his camp under an overpass during the 2019 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count in the City of Commerce on Thursday. Pajar has been homeless for the past 9 years.

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Sheriff’s Sgt. William Kitchin, with the Homeless Outreach Services Team, looks at a ladder that leads to a homeless camp under a railroad trestle during the 2019 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count in Montebello.

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Jackie Gonzalez lives under an overpass in Pico Rivera.

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Sheriff’s Sgt. William Kitchin, with the Homeless Outreach Services Team, talks with a homeless man in his tent in the City of Commerce.

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Sheriff’s Sgt. William Kitchin, left, and Kimberly Barnette of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority look for homeless during the 2019 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count under an overpass in South Gate.

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Jesus Gutierrez sits with his dog Mars in the City of Commerce.

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Chickens are kept in a coop at a homeless camp under a railroad trestle in Montebello.

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A pit bull puppy sits in a cage in a homeless encampment under a freeway overpass as members of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority and the Los Angeles County sheriff’s Homeless Outreach Services Team look for homeless during the 2019 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count in South Gate.

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Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority engagement team member Grace Guerrero, left, and Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputy Ginger Matson, with the Homeless Outreach Services Team, count a homeless man living under an overpass in South Gate.

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Monique Argott, 36, was one of the many homeless counted in the City of Commerce for the 2019 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count.

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