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Prisoners walk out of Mexico jail

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Security camera footage from Mexico has shown how 53 dangerous prison inmates escaped by simply walking out.

The footage shows people dressed as armed police releasing the men, before they ran out of the prison and into a number of cars apparently waiting for them.

The escape, which is believed to have taken place last week, was first published by a national newspaper. It has since been released by the Attorney General's office.

The BBC's Stephen Gibbs describes what happened during the escape.

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