Men belonging to the Self-Defense Council of Michoacan, (CAM), inspect vehicles at a checkpoint in the entrance to the town of Nueva Italia, Mexico, Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. A day earlier the ... more 
Men belonging to the Self-Defense Council of Michoacan, (CAM), inspect vehicles at a checkpoint in the entrance to the town of Nueva Italia, Mexico, Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. A day earlier the self-defenses encountered resistance as they tried to rid the town of the Knights Templar drug cartel while the government announced today that federal forces will take over security in a large swath of a western Mexico that has been hard hit by violence. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Eduardo Verdugo
Mon, Jan 13, 2014 9:47 PM EST