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Here’s What the U.S.-Mexico Border Looks Like Pre-Trump

Now that the election is over, the question is whether Donald Trump will actually build a barrier. Here's what the border looks like now.

A woman talks to her relatives across a fence separating Mexico and the United States, in Tijuana, Mexico, Nov. 12, 2016.

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A gap in the U.S.-Mexico border fence is seen outside Jacumba, California, on Oct. 7, 2016. MIKE BLAKE / Reuters
A U.S. Border Patrol agent looks into Mexico from the U.S.-Mexico border near Sonoita, Arizona, on Feb. 26, 2013. John Moore / Getty Images, file

U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel walk along a section of the recently-constructed fence at the U.S.-Mexico border in Nogales, Arizona, on Feb. 26, 2013.

The newest generation of fencing allows Border Patrol agents to see through the fence and is harder to scale from the Mexican side.

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U.S. Border Patrol ranch liaison John "Cody" Jackson, right,rides with cattle rancher Dan Bell on Bell's ZZ Cattle Ranch at the U.S.-Mexico border in Nogales, Arizona, on March 8, 2013.

Jackson meets regularly with local ranchers to coordinate the agency's efforts on border issues, including drug smuggling and illegal immigration from Mexico. Bell, a third generation rancher, grazes cattle on nearly ten miles of border property.

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Wooden crosses are placed on the border fence in memory of migrants who died crossing into the U.S., in Nogales, Mexico, on Nov. 10, 2016.

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Tourists in San Diego walk on the beach behind a fence separating Mexico and the United States on Nov. 12, 2016.

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A boy looks at U.S. workers building a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall at Sunland Park opposite the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on Sept. 9, 2016.

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Volunteers paint the border fence between the United States and Mexico to give the illusion of transparency during the "Borrando la Frontera" (Erasing the Border) Art Project in Mexicali, Mexico, on April 9, 2016.

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Buildings in Nogales, Mexico, right, are separated by a border fence from Nogales, Arizona, on Oct. 9, 2016.

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A boy stands on the Tijuana, Mexico side of the border fence as he talks to his relatives in the United States on Nov. 12, 2016.

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A newly built section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall at Sunland Park opposite the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on Nov. 9, 2016.

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A woman in Friendship Park in San Diego speaks with children through fence separating Mexico and the United States on Nov. 12, 2016.

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People stand next to a wall separating Mexico and the United States in Tijuana, Mexico, on April 10, 2016.

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U.S. Army National Guardsman Pfc. Philip Moore rests during a "down time" shift overlooking the border fence with Mexico in Nogales, Arizona, on June 22, 2011.

Soldiers at observation posts in Nogales work 24 hour shifts, each taking turns resting for 4 hours during the night.

John Moore / Getty Images file

A fence separates the border towns of Nogales, Mexico, right, and Nogales, Arizona, on Oct. 9, 2016.

PHOTOS: Armed Citizens Patrol U.S.-Mexico Border

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