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Detroit turns into a miserable city

Last updated on: March 8, 2013 07:30 IST

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It's a doom in Detroit with the state declaring a financial emergency. With the downfall of the American auto industry, a prosperous Detroit has lost its glory.

The city's General Fund had a deficit of more than $250 million.  Detroit's 2012 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report notes that the city has $644 million in unfunded pension obligations. A large number of factories have shut down and the city has lost around 60 per cent of its population.

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Image: A vacant and blighted home, covered with red spray paint, sits alone in an east side neighborhood once full of homes in Detroit, Michigan.
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Two cars of the 'people mover' public rail are seen covered with a advertisement for the 2014 Chevy Silverado pickup truck as they move past General Motors World Headquarters in Detroit, Michigan.

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A woman prays for the future of the American auto industry during a special service at the Greater Grace Temple in Detroit, Michigan.


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A car is seen next a memorial in Detroit, Michigan. The city is a part of America's Midwestern "Rust Belt", the heartland of the country and home to big unionized manufacturers like the auto and steel industries.

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The Michigan Central Train depot sits vacant just west of downtown Detroit, Michigan.

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A chair is seen inside the abandoned and decaying manufacturing plant of Packard Motor Car in Detroit, Michigan.

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A man eats lunch at the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, where hundreds of people receive food and supplies everyday, in Detroit, Michigan.

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A man walks along an empty street west of Detroit, Michigan.

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New cars are seen at a parking lot next to a Chrysler plant in Detroit, Michigan.

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A child's toy is seen in a pile of concrete blocks inside the abandoned and decaying Packard Motor Car Manufacturing Plant in Detroit, Michigan.

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Vic Credu stacks crushed cars to be shipped to a shredder at U.S. Auto Supply in Detroit, Michigan.

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Broken windows are seen inside the abandoned and decaying manufacturing plant of Packard Motor Car in Detroit, Michigan.

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A makeshift homeless persons structure is seen, with General Motors Corp. world headquarters headquarters in the background, from an mostly abandoned warehouse district in Detroit, Michigan.

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The inside of the abandoned "Martyrs of Uganda Catholic Church is seen in Detroit.

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A woman walks past the St. Leo Catholic Church in Detroit.

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An occupied home and an abandoned apartment building sit on either side of a vacant lot listed on the auction block during the Wayne County tax foreclosures properties auction of almost 9,000 properties in Detroit, Michigan.

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Baseball fans leave the stadium after the MLB baseball game between the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees was cancelled due to rain in Detroit, Michigan.

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Detroit Lions fans wearing blue body paint hold up a sign before the start of the Thanksgiving Day NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans in Detroit, Michigan.

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A 21-story outdoor poster for Mercedes-Benz is seen on the side of the vacant former Hotel Pontchartrain across from Cobo Center during press preview days of the North American International Auto show in Detroit, Michigan.

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A Detroit fire fighter looks through the smoldering back yards of burned homes and garages on East Robinwood in Detroit, Michigan.

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A woman stands outside the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, where hundreds of people receive food and supplies everyday, in Detroit, Michigan.

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An older neighborhood is seen from a broken window of the abandoned Packard Plant in Detroit, Michigan.

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A woman pushes a cart of food from the Capuchin Soup Kitchen service center, where hundreds of people receive food and supplies everyday, in Detroit, Michigan.

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People sell scrap metal at a yard in Detroit, Michigan.

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Detroit Lions fans watch as the Lions are defeated by the Tennessee Titans during the second half of their Thanksgiving Day NFL football game in Detroit, Michigan.



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