Gates of Hell

Did you know the entrance to Hell was in Turkmenistan? Well, now you do! Lookee above!

But really, in fine Soviet fashion, there was an explosion at a mine, with a resultant gas leak, and the Soviet authorities at the time thought the way to take care of it was to light it on fire and.... well, it's been burning ever since - over 30 years, with no sign of going out anytime soon.

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