10/13/2011 08:32 am ET Updated Dec 11, 2011

10 Dangerous Destinations And Which Ones Are Worth the Risk (PHOTOS)

Pickpockets working the crowds, fraudsters looking to clone your credit card and even modern day pirates working the high seas -- traveling the globe can be a dangerous game. Just recently there have been terrorist attacks in Norway and rioting on the streets of London, making it seem nowhere is safe anymore. But what would it take to stop you traveling? How dangerous is too dangerous?

From ravaged war zones to narco-trafficking hotbeds, these 10 countries (in no particular order) are a selection of some of those that pose the most danger to travelers. The question is: are they worth the risk?


Read more about travel on the edge:

* 12 Dangerous Delicacies
* 10 Difficult-to-Visit Places and How to Get There
* 6 Countries on the US State Dept. Alerts and Warnings List That You Should Visit Anyways