Photographer's Note

This is ugly; it is the big gap between the North and the South. North of the canalized Tijuana River it's San Diego, California, a US city, as rich and developed as many others. South of Tijuana it's the whole so called Third World.
This photo shows the canalized Tijuana river at the point where it becomes the international border between Mexico and the USA (about 1 mile ahead it enters the US territory). At the left side, on top of the canal there is the border wall, and from there to the river bed there is a yellow line that actually defines the legal border limit. You see a few people walking on the line, perhaps with a foot in each country.
The Tijuana - San Diego border crossing is the world's busiest. Many people try to cross here the border, lured by the supposed Eldorado in the North. But that's not easy nowadays, with the wall or fence and the strict control in this area. The poles or masts with floodlights (like in a stadium) are just a detail, to aid the task of the Border Patrol.
Location in WikiMapia: 32.5407716, -117.0360661.
See also my other photos of this theme:
USA-Mexico: Border & Immigrants.

[As the illegal border crossing becomes challenging, the drugs' and persons' traffickers become inventive. A few days ago was discovered near this point the longest cross-border tunnel between Mexico and the US a huge 2,400 feet long underground passage.]

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