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Tuesday 16 September 2014

Detroit: Death of an American dream

FILE - In a Dec. 12, 2008 file photo, a pedestrian walks by graffiti in downtown Detroit. On Thursday, July 18, 2013 Detroit became the largest city in U.S. history to file for bankruptcy when State-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr asked a federal judge for municipal bankruptcy protection. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, FILE)
A pedestrian walks by graffiti in downtown Detroit
Visitors to the Detroit Zoo watch as Nuka, an 8-year-old polar bear snacks on a frozen treat of fish incased in ice at the zoo in Royal Oak, Mich., Tuesday, July 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Visitors to the Detroit Zoo watch as Nuka, an 8-year-old polar bear snacks on a frozen treat of fish incased in ice at the zoo in Royal Oak, Mich., Tuesday, July 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
DETROIT, MI - JULY 18:  Office buildings in downtown Detroit are shown  July 18, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit today filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy, making it the largest city to file for bankruptcy in U.S. history. Between the years 2000 and 2010, Detroit's population declined by a quarter of a million people.. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - JULY 18: Office buildings in downtown Detroit are shown July 18, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit today filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy, making it the largest city to file for bankruptcy in U.S. history. Between the years 2000 and 2010, Detroit's population declined by a quarter of a million people.. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

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