February 4, 2013
Masked members of El Salvador's Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang participate in a pledge to reduce violence near San Salvador Jan. 24. Sponsored by the country's Catholic Church, the event involves gang members who promise not to commit violent acts in their communities.

CNS PHOTO | ULISES RODRIGUEZ, REUTERS

Pledging peace

Masked members of El Salvador's Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang participate in a pledge to reduce violence near San Salvador Jan. 24.

Sponsored by the country's Catholic Church, the event involves gang members who promise not to commit violent acts in their communities.