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Urban sprawl in Old Delhi

It doesn't have to be be flowers, sunsets, and mountains all the time. Does it? :-)




Old Delhi, in sharp contrast with the modern, glistening towers and the broad, sweeping avenues of New Delhi, remains a dense mixture of colors, textures and sounds that have endured over centuries.


Delhi was the capital of several empires in ancient India and has over 60,000 recognized monuments built over several millennia.


Due to a high migration rate, Delhi has become one of the fastest growing cities in Asia. As a consequence, it faces key issues like environmental degradation, air and water pollution, traffic congestion and acute power and water shortages.


Delhi is the sixth most populous metropolis in the world with a population of 15.3 million (2005 figure).


~ From Wikipedia and other sources.


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Taken on July 14, 2006