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Welcome to The Door to Hell

At first glance, it could be a dramatic scene from a science-fiction movie. But this giant hole of fire in the heart of the Karakum Desert is not the aftermath of an attack on Earth, launched from outer space. It is a crater made by geologists more than 40 years ago, and the flames within have been burning ever since. Welcome to Derweze in Turkmenistan - or, as the locals have called it, 'The Door to Hell'.

Updated : 12 July 2015, 02:08 PM