Rise of the megacities

Cities of over 10 million are growing fast. [24 photos total]

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A view of downtown Shanghai on a hazy day, May 15, 2012. (REUTERS/Carlos Barria) #
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A view of the city skyline from the Shanghai Financial Center building, October 25, 2011. (REUTERS/Carlos Barria) #
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Tokyo's skyscrapers are seen from a viewing deck of Tokyo Tower, July 5, 2009. (REUTERS/Issei Kato) #
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The "Christ the Redeemer" statue in Rio de Janeiro, June 5, 2005. (REUTERS/Bruno Domingos) #
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Vehicles drive on flyovers during the evening rush hour in central Shanghai, December 29, 2010. (REUTERS/Aly Song) #
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Rain clouds gather over the city of Sao Paulo, May 4, 2009. (REUTERS/Alex Almeida) #
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The view from the first observatory deck of the Tokyo Sky Tree in Tokyo, October 30, 2011. (REUTERS/Issei Kato) #
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Early morning haze is seen over a nearly empty Tahrir Square in Cairo, June 15, 2012. (REUTERS/Steve Crisp) #
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An aerial view of Indonesia's capital city of Jakarta, October 21, 2011. (REUTERS/Supri) #
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A view of the financial district of Pudong on a rainy day in Shanghai, September 23, 2011. (REUTERS/Carlos Barria) #
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Construction workers prepare steel rods as they work on a building site in central Beijing, May 21, 2012. (REUTERS/David Gray) #
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The China World Trade Center Tower III, the tallest building in Beijing, March 26, 2011. (REUTERS/Grace Liang) #
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A general view of uptown in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, July 31, 2009. (REUTERS/Tyrone Siu) #
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A shanty town is seen in front of the skyline of Manila's financial district of Makati City, March 5, 2008. (REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco) #
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Traffic moves during the evening as the Howrah Bridge is lit up in the background in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata, August 1, 2008. (REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw) #
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Buildings and roads are seen from the window of an airplane over New Delhi, August 18, 2009. (REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli) #
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Clouds pass over the skyline of midtown Manhattan in New York, October 15, 2011. (REUTERS/Gary Hershorn) #
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An aerial view of a central district of Mumbai, December 22, 2006. (REUTERS/Arko Datta) #
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A general view of the skyline from the Makati City Hall in Manila, May 11, 2010. (REUTERS/Nicky Loh) #
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A view of the sky line with the Cairo tower (L) and the Nile river is seen in downtown Cairo, February, 7, 2010. (REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih) #
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Downtown Los Angeles, California, July 16, 2011. (REUTERS/Eric Thayer) #
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Monsoon clouds gather over the Mumbai skyline, June 7, 2007. (REUTERS/Punit Paranjpe) #
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Storm clouds are seen above the city in Sao Paulo, January 26, 2010. (REUTERS/Mario Miranda) #
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The Bosphorus Bridge is illuminated in Istanbul, October 21, 2011. (REUTERS/Murad Sezer) #

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