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The Most Culturally Diverse Cities in America

Photographers love cities that are culturally diverse because they’re visually interesting, and young people love them because of the energy and creativity that often exists in cities with a wide mix of people.

“Diversity certainly makes for a more interesting city,” said Bert Sperling of Sperling’s Best Places.

It means a ton of restaurants and shops beyond the usual big-box chains as well as festivals and other cultural events that can make you feel as if you’re traveling — right in your own backyard. Plus, it offers an opportunity to learn about the history and traditions of different cultures.

Here are the 10 most diverse cities in America.

By Cindy Perman 17 May 2011

Photo: Mitchell Funk | Photographer's Choice | Getty Images