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What compels us to visit sites of mass death?

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Most people travel to have fun or to recharge their batteries but what about those people who choose to visit sites of disaster, death and tragedy.

Auschwitz, Chernobyl, Ground Zero - all sites of mass death but now also tourist attractions.

Why do they do it and is it really tourism? Rajan Datar reports.

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