Where the world's poorest people live

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

WSJ.com: The world’s poorest people are now concentrated most heavily in Sub-Saharan Africa.

About 1.2 billion people in the world lived in extreme poverty in 2010, subsisting on less than $1.25 a day.

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