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Top 10 most dangerous cities in the world

Here are the top 10 most dangerous cities in the world of 2011, according to a Mexican think tank.

Top 10 most dangerous cities in the world

The 20 most dangerous cities in the world last year were in Latin America, according to Mexican think tank Citizens' Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice.

Mexico, where more than 60,000 people have died in drug-related violence in the past six years, dominated the list with nine cities in the top 20.

Other dangerous cities were in Brazil, Honduras, El Salvador and Colombia. 

The list of 50 most violent cities in the world was published earlier this year. Four US cities – New Orleans (21), Detroit (30), St Louis (43) and Baltimore (48) were on the list. None were in Europe or Asia.