Tuesday, April 24, 2007

A Tale of Two Cities 

Courtesy of Google Earthâ„¢, have a look at these two major metropolitan areas:

Both are major cities, with a metropolitan population between 12 and 13 million people. Both are desert cities built below mountain basins. Both have major freeway systems and, despite both being in earthquake-prone areas, have major metro systems as well. In both cities, native-born residents are greatly outnumbered by immigrants.

One city is Los Angeles, California, in the United States.

The other is Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran.

Look at the pictures above and tell me which is which. (Click for a larger view).

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