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Philadelphia - Addicted to Freedom

America's oldest city grapples with poverty and inequality

Philadelphia stands as one of the oldest cities in the United States. It is where the Declaration of Independence was signed and the Liberty Bell hangs. However, the once legendary city has now garnered for its unbridled crime rate, poverty, and significant class inequality. Youths join gangs, trade drugs, and resort to theft for survival. Entire neighborhoods lay abandoned, while those unable to afford housing end up living in tents on the streets, adding to America's vast homeless communities.