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Down and Out in Anchorage: Homeless in America's Coldest City

Anchorage Police Sgt. Dennis Allen, left, tries to get an inebriated man's name as the his inebriated partner sits in a tent while officer Jennifer Haywood, background, watches in a wooded area of Anchorage, Alaska, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2009. Homeless inebriates have set up squatter camps in Anchorage woods and greenbelts because the homeless shelters will not accept inebriated people and with the onset of winter this could be a dangerous situation. (AP Photo/Al Grillo) Al Grillo / AP, file

Being homeless in Anchorage can be deadly. Temperatures routinely drop to -20 degrees. Twelve people have died this year.

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