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America's New Ground zero

Hollywood Florida looks like an American paradise with its rows of Palm trees, perfect lawns, clean beaches and driveways topped off with a 2006 Range Rover. But beneath the calm lies the wreckage of America as thousands of families fight the banks in a losing battle to keep their home. Jonathan Franklin investigates the meltdown of the American Dream.

Photographs by Morten Andersen

"You feel bad, you don't want to take their wedding rings from them, that's their memories and everything," says Michael Bruce from behind a row of thick steel bars. "But they need the money and that's what we are here for..."

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