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12 Most Dangerous Places in the World

Reader's Digest Logo By Lindsay Tigar of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 13: The U.S. State Department is clear about travel to this Middle East Nation: 'No part of Yemen is safe from violence.' Because terrorist groups continuously plot and execute attacks, tourist locations, buses or trains, shopping malls and other public areas are threatened with bombs and armed conflict. This has been the case for years, considering the U.S. Embassy left its base in February of 2015, meaning there is no American protection on the ground. Next, check out these places that you might think are dangerous but are actually safer than you think.

You know not to plan a vacation for North Korea or Iraq, but there are still plenty of desirable locations where the traveling can be tricky—or downright deadly. Read through our list to keep your family safe.

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