AP PHOTOS: Poverty's grip seen across Baltimore

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In this April 3, 2013 picture, two row houses, one boarded up, the other occupied, are surrounded by vacant lots at dusk in Baltimore. Baltimore has lost nearly a third of its population since it peaked in the 1950s, and today an estimated 16,000 buildings are vacant or abandoned. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

BALTIMORE (AP) — The number of Americans living in poverty today has not been seen since Lyndon Johnson occupied the White House, and nowhere is it more visible than in urban environments like Baltimore.

Here a group of boys plays basketball, with a milk crate fashioned into a hoop and attached to a long-abandoned house. Others make their way through a neighborhood that looks more like a ghost town than an urban center.

Here's a collection of photos from the streets of Baltimore: