PHOTOS: The Search for Mexico’s Top Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’

Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman Loera, also known as El Chapo, was recaptured on Jan. 8, 2016, six months after he escaped from a maximum-security prison in Mexico City on July 11, 2015. See photos of the manhunt here.

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Authorities inspect the exit of the tunnel they claim was used by drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to break out of the Altiplano maximum security prison in Almoloya, west of Mexico City, Sunday, July 12, 2015.
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Federal police guard a drainage pipe outside of the Altiplano maximum security prison in Almoloya, west of Mexico City, Sunday, July 12, 2015. Mexico's most powerful drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, escaped from a maximum security prison through a tunnel that opened into the shower area of his cell, the country's top security official announced.
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Federal police patrol near the Altiplano maximum security prison in Almoloya, Toluca, Mexico, early Sunday, July 12, 2015.
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A Federal Police Black Hawk helicopter flies over the house at the end of the tunnel through which Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman could have escaped from the Altiplano prison, in Almoloya de Juarez, Mexico, on July 12, 2015.
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Federal Police patrol outside of the Altiplano maximum security prison in Almoloya, west of Mexico City, Sunday, July 12, 2015.
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Mexican navy marines patrol near the maximum security prison Altiplano in Almoloya, west of Mexico City, Sunday, July 12, 2015.
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Federal police patrol near the maximum security prison Altiplano in Almoloya, west of Mexico City, early Sunday, July 12, 2015.
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A soldier stops a bus during a security sweep.
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A soldier checks a bus during a security sweep following the escape of the Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo."
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Police stop a car during a security check as a manhunt for Guzman continues.
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Tomas Zeron, Director of Mexico's Criminal Investigation Agency, near the prison where Guzman escaped.
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Picture of the alleged end of the tunnel through which Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman could have escaped from.
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A soldier stands in front of the maximum-security prison, called 'El Altiplano', that drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman escaped from.
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View of a house under construction used by El Chapo Guzman to escape from prison.
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A soldier stands guard outside the house at the end of the tunnel through which Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman could have escaped from the Altiplano prison, in Almoloya de Juarez, Mexico, on July 12, 2015.
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Guatemalan Interior Deputy Minister Elmer Sosa shows a picture of Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera during a press conference in Guatemala City on July 12, 2015. The security authorities of Guatemala are in alert after the escape of the leader of the powerful Sinaloa cartel, reported Sunday an official source.
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Monte Alejandro Rubido, Mexico's Commissioner of National Security, talks to the media after confirming the Guzman's escape.
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An army tank is parked near the Altiplano maximum security prison in Almoloya, west of Mexico City, Sunday, July 12, 2015.
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Journalists record as police and army cordon a home near the Altiplano maximum security prison in Almoloya, west of Mexico City, Sunday, July 12, 2015.
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Police patrol near of the Maximum Security Prison of "El Altiplano" on July 12, 2015 in Mexico City, Mexico.
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Police inspect a vehicle as they search for escaped drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, around the Almoloya de Juarez prison in Toluca, Mexico, Sunday, July 12, 2015.
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Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted by army soldiers to a waiting helicopter, at a federal hangar in Mexico City, Friday, Jan. 8, 2016. The world's most wanted drug lord was recaptured by Mexican marines Friday, six months after he fled through a tunnel from a maximum security prison in a made-for-Hollywood escape that deeply embarrassed the government and strained ties with the United States.
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