Regional Snapshots

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Science  29 Jul 2011:
Vol. 333, Issue 6042, pp. 555-557
DOI: 10.1126/science.333.6042.555

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Science consulted with demographers and regional experts to explore the demographic challenges facing people in different parts of the world. These "snapshots," descriptions of composite characters, try to capture some of those trends that set countries and regions apart. The characters are fictional, but statistics and descriptions of the places in which they live are based on fact.