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View Poll Results: What is the absolute most hellish city in the world?
Baghdad, Iraq 10 9.26%
Beirut, Lebanon 0 0%
Kabul, Afghanistan 8 7.41%
Mogadishu, Somalia 45 41.67%
Belfast, Northern Ireland 8 7.41%
Sarajevo, Bosnia 0 0%
Bogota/Medellin, Colombia 0 0%
Tijuana, Mexico 2 1.85%
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico 7 6.48%
Gaza City, Palestinian Territories 3 2.78%
Johannesburg, South Africa 4 3.70%
Port au Prince, Haiti 7 6.48%
Mexico City 4 3.70%
Cairo, Egypt 2 1.85%
Lagos, Nigeria 8 7.41%
Voters: 108. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-16-2013, 12:13 PM
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Location: Ontario, Canada
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What about these super-polluted Chinese cities, where air pollution is unsustainable for healthy living and is making people sick..
Like Linfen?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/as..._china226d.jpg

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Old 11-16-2013, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Cities from the poll i will travel in:
Cairo
Mexico City
Johannesburg
Bogota
Medellin

Cities from the poll i might travel in:
Tijuana
Belfast
Sarajevo
Beirut

Cities from the poll i won't travel in:
Mogadishu
Kabul
Baghdad
Gaza City
Port aud Prince
Lagos
Ciudad Juarez
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Old 11-16-2013, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Finland
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Port Moresby is probably a good contender
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Old 11-16-2013, 12:56 PM
 
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The list is totally garbage, made by someone who obviously has little knowledge of the world, let alone these cities. Seems the list was made by someone who's world knowledge came from 30 second news clips from the 80's and 90's.
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Old 11-16-2013, 01:43 PM
 
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I don't think that Bogota, Medellin and Mexico City shouldn't even be in there. Those cities are actually really developed. Mexico City has the 8th largest city economy in the world behind the Osaka/Kansai area and Paris. Medellin and Bogota are actually also very clean and organized and very developed. Both cities have really good and efficient transportation systems.
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Old 11-16-2013, 02:00 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA>Tijuana, BC>San Antonio, TX
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Here is a video I took from "Hell on Earth." It's from a construction site of a new home that will have one heck of view of San Diego and Tijuana when its complete. I feel so sorry for these people, I wish I could help them .


Tijuana BC - YouTube
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Old 11-16-2013, 04:09 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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How odd that no one has mentioned Damascus yet, or Aleppo, Homs, Latakia...
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Old 11-16-2013, 06:22 PM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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I think Baghdad or Mogadishu are the worst (large) cities, but I'm happy: for the first time I don't see my city in the list of the worst cities...
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Old 11-16-2013, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Utica, NY
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The ongoing conflict with bombings and riots, and a VERY depressing feel overall plus the barricades, segregation and hopelessness. Altogether a miserable place.


The Boxer (1997) Movie Trailer, Review, Clips, Movie Times - YouTube

This movie has an extremely vivid sense of place and the story takes place in Belfast. yes this is a fictional movie but it is very realistic. It shows the level of hopelessness and the grimness of everyday life in Northern Ireland. Belfast is not as bad as Baghdad in my opinion but it is a very grim place.
Belfast is a beautiful city actually. Has a downtown that only a few US cities could match in terms of amenities, shopping and architecture. The scenery around there is amazing too.
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Old 11-16-2013, 06:31 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Fresno, Bakersfield, and Modesto
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Why are there no American cities on the list? I would live in Tijuana over many cities in the US including...

Fresno
Phoenix
Okalhoma City
Nashville
Laredo
St Louis
Cincinatti
Tijuana and Mex City are quite nice actually. Have you been to any of these cities OP? Your poll only has two responses which means IT SUCKS.
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Flint, Michigan.
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Would like to see these people visit Syria or Haiti.
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