21 Of The Most Overcrowded, Anxiety-Inducing Places In The World

Honestly, there are waaaaay too many people in the world.

1. Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina

San Lorenzo’s fans use their hands to block the sun during their Argentine First Division soccer match against Estudiantes in Buenos Aires.

2. Mianyang, China

Mianyang, China

People crowd onto a bridge during the annual Caiqiaohui event in Mianyang, China. People believe that by stepping onto the bridge during the three-day spring event can help them escape tribulations and illnesses.

3. Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Commuters wait for the train at a subway station in downtown Sao Paulo. The metropolitan area of some 20 million people has only about 45 miles of mostly underground rail. Sao Paulo has some of the world’s worst traffic jams, with commuters sometimes needing three hours to travel about nine miles.

4. Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Commuters ride on the roof of a train as they return to the city from attending the Akheri Munajat, in Dhaka.

5. Depok, Indonesia

Depok, Indonesia

People hang onto an entrance of a commuter train which will transport them to Jakarta, in Depok, Indonesia’s West Java province. According to officials, their trains operate 300 cars each day to serve about 500,000 commuters in Jakarta. In 2007 as many as 26 people were killed due to electricity shock and from falling off the roofs of trains.

6. Suining, China

Suining, China

Thousands of Chinese people gather at Asia’s biggest floating-swimming pool to cool off from the summer heat in Suining, southwest China’s Sichuan province.

7. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Hundreds of thousands of people crowd Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro as Pope Francis celebrates the final mass of his visit to Brazil. Throngs of pilgrims attending World Youth Day spent the night sleeping on the beach before Sunday’s final mass, while the city’s mayor said he expects up to three million people to pack the beach for the occasion.

8. Manila, Philippines

Manila, Philippines

Commuters crowd the stairs outside a train station in Manila. As inflation soars in the Philippines and gasoline prices climb relentlessly, more and more commuters in the capital are squeezing into suburban trains and public buses, putting an enormous strain on the services.

9. Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei, Taiwan

Motorists crowd at a junction during rush hour in Taipei. There are around 8.8 million motorcycles and 4.8 million cars on Taiwan’s roads and nearly all motor vehicles and inhabitants are squeezed into a third of the island’s area. This results in high concentrations of polluting emissions in the places where people live and work, according to official reports.

10. London, England

London, England

Lloyds of London staff hold their annual Remembrance Day service at the Lloyds Building.

11. Allahabad, India

Allahabad, India

Naga Sadhus, naked Hindu holy men, walk in procession after having bathed on the banks of Sangam during the “bathing day” in Allahabad, India. The Maha Kumbh Mela, believed to be the largest religious gathering on earth, is held every 12 years on the banks of Sangam.

12. Beijing, China

Beijing, China

Laundry hangs outside a student dormitory at a college in Beijing’s university district.

13  Manila, Philippines

Manila, Philippines

Thousands of devotees try to touch the religious icon of the Black Nazarene during the annual religious procession in Manila.

14. Belém, Brazil

Belém, Brazil

Roman Catholic pilgrims press together while following the image of the local saint Our Lady of Nazareth as it is paraded during the annual Cirio de Nazare procession, the country’s biggest religious festival.

15. Wuhan, China

Wuhan, China

Applicants walk into the entrance of a university to take part in the entrance exam for postgraduate studies in Wuhan, China.

16. Tiantongyuan North Station in Beijing, China

Tiantongyuan North Station in Beijing, China

A security officer stands guard as passengers line up and wait for a security check during morning rush hour at Tiantongyuan North Station in Beijing.

17. Great Wall of China, outside of Beijing

Great Wall of China, outside of Beijing

Hundreds of millions of tourists gathered on the Great Wall of China outside Beijing.

18. Siena, Tuscany

Siena, Tuscany

Horses and jockeys compete in the Palio horse race in Siena, Tuscany. The Palio races are traditional horse races that started in 1656 and are dedicated to Virgin Mary.

19. Mina, Saudi Arabia

Mina, Saudi Arabia

Muslim pilgrims walk on a bridge as they head to cast stones at pillars symbolizing Satan during the final day of the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mina on the third day of Eid al-Adha, near the holy city of Mecca.

20. St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis, Missouri

Then Senator Barack Obama, speaks at a rally in St. Louis, Missouri.

21. Patna, India

Patna, India

Passengers travel in an overcrowded train in the eastern Indian city of Patna.



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