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L.A. Terrorism Exorcise

The drill began with an explosion with law enforcement officers firing blank ammunition at pretend suspects as police helicopters with sharp shooters were flying low downtown

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    Actors pretending to be terror suspects wearing suicide vests confront Los Angeles Police Department officers from the Counter Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau during a drill involving a response to threats of a weapon of mass destruction on June 6, 2013 in downtown Los Angeles, California.
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    Actors pretending to be terror suspects wearing suicide vests confront Los Angeles Police Department officers from the Counter Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau during a drill involving a response to threats of a weapon of mass destruction on June 6, 2013 in downtown Los Angeles, California.
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    Actors pretending to be terror suspects wearing suicide vests confront Los Angeles Police Department officers from the Counter Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau during a drill involving a response to threats of a weapon of mass destruction on June 6, 2013 in downtown Los Angeles, California.
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    A Los Angeles Police Department helicopter carrying sharp shooters, flies low between downttown buildings during a drill involving a response to threats of a weapon of mass destruction on June 6, 2013.
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    A Los Angeles County Sheriff helicopter with SWAT team members deploys during a drill involving a response to threats of a weapon of mass destruction on June 6, 2013.
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    A Los Angeles County Sheriff helicopter with SWAT team members deploys during a drill involving a response to threats of a weapon of mass destruction on June 6, 2013.
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    People watch from a roof top as actors pretending to be terror suspects with suicide vests confront Los Angeles Police Department officers from the Counter Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau during a drill involving a response to threats of a weapon of mass destruction on June 6, 2013 in downtown Los Angeles, California.
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    A Los Angeles Police Bomb Squad remotely controlled heavy duty bobcat picks up a truck with a weapon of mass destruction on board during a counter terrorism excersie by Los Angeles Police Department's Counter Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau on June 6, 2013 in downtown Los Angeles, California.
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    People watch from a roof top as actors pretending to be terror suspects with suicide vests confront Los Angeles Police Department officers from the Counter Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau during a drill involving a response to threats of a weapon of mass destruction on June 6, 2013 in downtown Los Angeles, California.
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    Actors pretending to be terror suspects wearing suicide vests confront Los Angeles Police Department officers from the Counter Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau during a drill involving a response to threats of a weapon of mass destruction on June 6, 2013 in downtown Los Angeles, California.
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    Actors pretending to be terror suspects wearing suicide vests confront Los Angeles Police Department officers from the Counter Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau during a drill involving a response to threats of a weapon of mass destruction on June 6, 2013 in downtown Los Angeles, California.
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    Actors pretending to be terror suspects wearing suicide vests confront Los Angeles Police Department officers from the Counter Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau during a drill involving a response to threats of a weapon of mass destruction on June 6, 2013 in downtown Los Angeles, California.
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    Actors pretending to be terror suspects wearing suicide vests confront Los Angeles Police Department officers from the Counter Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau during a drill involving a response to threats of a weapon of mass destruction on June 6, 2013 in downtown Los Angeles, California.