More than 10 million Americans moved from one county to another during 2008. The map visualizes those moves. Click on any county to see comings and goings: black lines indicate net inward movement, red lines net outward movement.
The United States has discovered nearly $1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan, far beyond any previously known reserves and enough to fundamentally alter the Afghan economy and perhaps the Afghan war itself, according to senior American government officials.
The previously unknown deposits — including huge veins of iron, copper, cobalt, gold and critical industrial metals like lithium — are so big and include so many minerals that are essential to modern industry that Afghanistan could eventually be transformed into one of the most important mining centers in the world, the United States officials believe.
People often underestimate quite how large Africa is, so we figured we'd put it in perspective by transposing as many of the world's other countries over it as we could. As you can see, Africa is larger than China, the USA, Western Europe, India, Argentina and the British Isles... combined!
This chart shows the Global Peace Index rankings for the 149 countries around the world in indicators covering crime, terrorism, government, democracy and respect for human rights. A lower score indicates a more peaceful country.