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The Jupiter Temple in Damascus

No. 1 Worst City to Live In: Damascus

Civil unrest and war has left this historic city and its residents facing serious humanitarian challenges. War is also threatening the architectural history that still stands strong in stone in the Ancient City of Damascus. Most of the violence has affected the outskirts of the city, however, important world history remains in danger as long as political instability continues.

A student demonstrator waves a flag of Colombian National University during a protest against the government of President Juan Manuel Santos in Bogota August 29, 2013. REUTERS/John Vizcaino

The Cities This Week: Edition 31

News and views from cities around the world this week.