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The Door to Hell is a crater in the middle of the Karakum Desert, Turkmenistan. The fires in the crater burn unceasingly, and can be seen from miles away. The pit also gives off a strong smell of sulphur.

The huge hole, measuring about 70 meters (230ft) in diameter, was created in 1971, when a gas drilling rig and its camp collapsed into the ground. Fearing the escape of the wealth of natural gases may be poisonous, it was decided that they be burnt off – a process that was anticipated to last a few days at most. Amazingly 41 years later the fires still blazes continuously. 

 (Images via: http://www.coolthingsinrandomplaces.com; http://www.pbs.org/wnet/need-to-know/; http://www.treehugger.com/; http://www.flickr.com/photos/flydime; http://no1amazingthings.blogspot.co.uk/; http://www.smashinglists.com/; http://janchipchase.com/)

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