The world in a city: Los Angeles

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Mexican mariachis, Chinese foot massage parlours, Persian ice cream and Korean karaoke bars: Los Angeles is more than just Hollywood, sunshine and surfing.

Reuters photographer Lucy Nicholson documented some of the migrant communities that live in Los Angeles. Los Angeles is a culturally thriving city and one of the most ethnically diverse in the United States, with a population that is 48.5 percent Latino and 11.3 percent Asian, according to a 2010 census.

Immigration has become a hot button issue ahead of U.S. midterm elections, and despite arguments from the White House that legal migration benefits businesses, a recent opinion poll found most Americans believe migrants place a burden on the economy.