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Can you name the city from the clue, where each successive city starts with the last letter of the preceding city

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During the High Middle Ages, this city was most likely the biggest in the world, serving as an intellectual and commercial hub of the Islamic world
This city has been perhaps the leading symbol of American industrial prosperity and decline, and also remains one of the most racially segregated cities in the US
The white-marble Azadi Tower greets visitors to this city of 8 m., built on the site of the old Zoroastrian city Rey, which was later destroyed by Mongols
This Breton city on the river Loire may be best known for a 1598 edict promoting religious tolerance
Expelled in 1965 from Malaysia after a series of race riots, this city has risen to become a prominent entrepôt and financial hub
This Thuringian city's university once educated Martin Luther and hosts the Max Weber Center, named for the influential sociologist who hailed from the city
Sandwiched between the desert and the sea, this old Phoenician city underwent an urban transformation in the pre-WWII Italian era
This Tyrolean city near the Brenner mountain pass has twice hosted the Winter Olympics
This city is wedged between the Hindu Kush mountains in a narrow river valley, and has been near the centre of two major wars in the last several decades
This city's international airport fields regular flights to Johannesburg, Nairobi, and Lusaka, and domestic service to Blantyre
When combined with its larger neighbour Juárez, this city has the largest bilingual, binational workforce in the Western hemisphere
In 1955, this midwestern city overtook Chicago as America's largest livestock market and meatpacking centre
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From its founding by Alexander the Great, this city was a centre of Hellenistic civilization and was known for its lighthouse and Necropolis
The name of this city translates as 'capital' and is derived from the Persian '-stan,' meaning 'land'
This city was a hotbed of political dissent from the time of Bolívar through the 1950s populist presidency of Manuel Odría
This city, spread over many shores of a coastal lagoon, is the 2nd or 3rd largest French-speaking city in the world
Named capital of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies in 1815, this city endured economic collapse and massive emigration after the kingdom's defeat by Garibaldi's nationalists
This city's transformation into a leading commercial and technology hub has been termed 'The Miracle on the Han River'
This Merseyside city became in 1830 a terminus of the world's first signalled railway (and the first to rely exclusively on steam power)
In Rudyard Kipling's 'Kim,' the protagonist is sent from the streets of Lahore to a top English school in this city
This Silesian city, then known as Breslau, was over 90% German until after World War II, when the city was almost completely resettled through forced migrations
This Yangtze River city is the transportation hub of central China and that region's most populous city
This city's train station is one of the largest in the world by floor area and is on the Tokaido Shinkansen line, the world's most heavily travelled high-speed rail route
Before steamships and the construction of the Suez Canal reduced its importance as a trade hub, this city was for centuries the third largest in the Ottoman Empire

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