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Hurricane Sandy displays a futuristic destopia (29 pictures)

A dystopia is a community or society, usually fictional, that is in some important way undesirable or frightening. It is the opposite of a utopia. Such societies appear in many works of fiction, particularly in stories set in a speculative future. Hurricane Sandy displays something like that.

The city where everyone wears a gas mask (7 pictures)

Miyakejima, a small island located in southeast Japan. Despite the high level of volcanic activity that causes poisonous gas to leak from the earth that forced the 3,600 island residents to evacuate in 2000.

In 2005 citizens were allowed to return to their homes. About 2,800 chose to return, laden with gas masks and dire warnings about noxious gas still seeping through the land.