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August 4th, 2011
09:57 PM ET

What does a bankrupt city look like?

EDITORS NOTE: CNN producer Julian Cummings traveled to Central Falls, Rhode Island with CNN correspondent Mary Snow to report on the city's bankruptcy. This is his story.

(CNN) - A late assignment on Tuesday sent me to cover the bankruptcy of the smallest city in our smallest state: Central Falls, Rhode Island.

As I read more and more about Central Falls on the way to the story, I was hit with shock about Rhode Island’s major fiscal problems. I was also wondering: What does a bankrupt city look like?
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