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Delhi will overtake Tokyo as the world flocks to cities

The bright lights of New Delhi: India, China and Nigeria will account for 35% of the growth of the world’s cities by 2050 Image: REUTERS/Adnan Abidi - S1AETVFPPDAC

Rob Smith

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India, China and Nigeria will have the biggest populations by 2100. Image: World Economic Forum
Supporters of veteran Indian social activist Anna Hazare carrying India's national flags along with the traffic take part in a rally against corruption in New Delhi December 4, 2011. Hazare, who has millions of mainly urban middle-class followers, has warned he will revive street protests that rocked the government in the summer if a bill to create a powerful corruption watchdog does not become law this year. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
Delhi will overtake Tokyo as the world’s largest city by 2028. Image: REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma
The silhouette of Japan's highest Mt. Fuji is seen beyond Tokyo Tower in Tokyo November 24, 2006.   REUTERS/Toru Hanai (JAPAN)
Tokyo is the largest megacity in the world, but not for much longer. Image: REUTERS/Toru Hanai
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