February 20, 2012

A World Shaped By Angry Young Men

Afshin Molavi, The National

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Last October, amid the din of the Arab uprisings, the euro-zone crisis, the lingering effects of the Japan earthquake, and the US gearing up for a election season, a quiet milestone was passed: the world population hit the seven billion mark.

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TAGGED: Middle East, Arab Spring


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