Detroit on Thursday became the largest city in US history to file for bankruptcy protection after decades of decline and mismanagement rendered the home of the nation's auto industry insolvent.
The General Motors (GM) building stands tallest in Detroit's skyline on November 21, 2008 in Michigan. The city of Detroit on Thursday became the largest city in US history to file for bankruptcy protection, court documents showed.
Once a bustling beacon of industrial might, the city is now a poster child for urban decay, its landscape littered with abandoned skyscrapers, factories and homes.
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