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This map shows the percentage of the population under the age of 14. A map showing global earthquake regions and plate boundaries. This map on life expectancy shows the highest anticipated life expectancy for the year 2025. This map on cellular communications depicts cellular telephone subscribers per 100 people. A map depicting the annual deforestation rate on each continent. This map depicts the number of television receivers for every 100 people.
This map shows the percentage of the population under the age of 14. A map showing global earthquake regions and plate boundaries. This map on life expectancy shows the highest anticipated life expectancy for the year 2025. This map on cellular communications depicts cellular telephone subscribers per 100 people. A map depicting the annual deforestation rate on each continent. This map depicts the number of television receivers for every 100 people.
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This map shows the percentage of the population under the age of 14. A map showing global earthquake regions and plate boundaries. This map on life expectancy shows the highest anticipated life expectancy for the year 2025. This map on cellular communications depicts cellular telephone subscribers per 100 people. A map depicting the annual deforestation rate on each continent. This map depicts the number of television receivers for every 100 people.
This map shows the percentage of the population under the age of 14. A map showing global earthquake regions and plate boundaries. This map on life expectancy shows the highest anticipated life expectancy for the year 2025. This map on cellular communications depicts cellular telephone subscribers per 100 people. A map depicting the annual deforestation rate on each continent. This map depicts the number of television receivers for every 100 people.
© GeoNova Publishing, Inc. © GeoNova Publishing, Inc. © GeoNova Publishing, Inc. © GeoNova Publishing, Inc. © GeoNova Publishing, Inc. © GeoNova Publishing, Inc.
This map shows the percentage of the population under the age of 14. A map showing global earthquake regions and plate boundaries. This map on life expectancy shows the highest anticipated life expectancy for the year 2025. This map on cellular communications depicts cellular telephone subscribers per 100 people. A map depicting the annual deforestation rate on each continent. This map depicts the number of television receivers for every 100 people.
This map shows the percentage of the population under the age of 14. A map showing global earthquake regions and plate boundaries. This map on life expectancy shows the highest anticipated life expectancy for the year 2025. This map on cellular communications depicts cellular telephone subscribers per 100 people. A map depicting the annual deforestation rate on each continent. This map depicts the number of television receivers for every 100 people.
© GeoNova Publishing, Inc. © GeoNova Publishing, Inc. © GeoNova Publishing, Inc. © GeoNova Publishing, Inc. © GeoNova Publishing, Inc. © GeoNova Publishing, Inc.
This map shows the percentage of the population under the age of 14. A map showing global earthquake regions and plate boundaries. This map on life expectancy shows the highest anticipated life expectancy for the year 2025. This map on cellular communications depicts cellular telephone subscribers per 100 people. A map depicting the annual deforestation rate on each continent. This map depicts the number of television receivers for every 100 people.
This map shows the percentage of the population under the age of 14. A map showing global earthquake regions and plate boundaries. This map on life expectancy shows the highest anticipated life expectancy for the year 2025. This map on cellular communications depicts cellular telephone subscribers per 100 people. A map depicting the annual deforestation rate on each continent. This map depicts the number of television receivers for every 100 people.
© GeoNova Publishing, Inc. © GeoNova Publishing, Inc. © GeoNova Publishing, Inc. © GeoNova Publishing, Inc. © GeoNova Publishing, Inc. © GeoNova Publishing, Inc.
This map shows the percentage of the population under the age of 14. A map showing global earthquake regions and plate boundaries. This map on life expectancy shows the highest anticipated life expectancy for the year 2025. This map on cellular communications depicts cellular telephone subscribers per 100 people. A map depicting the annual deforestation rate on each continent. This map depicts the number of television receivers for every 100 people.
This map shows the percentage of the population under the age of 14. A map showing global earthquake regions and plate boundaries. This map on life expectancy shows the highest anticipated life expectancy for the year 2025. This map on cellular communications depicts cellular telephone subscribers per 100 people. A map depicting the annual deforestation rate on each continent. This map depicts the number of television receivers for every 100 people.
© GeoNova Publishing, Inc. © GeoNova Publishing, Inc. © GeoNova Publishing, Inc. © GeoNova Publishing, Inc. © GeoNova Publishing, Inc. © GeoNova Publishing, Inc.
This map shows the percentage of the population under the age of 14. A map showing global earthquake regions and plate boundaries. This map on life expectancy shows the highest anticipated life expectancy for the year 2025. This map on cellular communications depicts cellular telephone subscribers per 100 people. A map depicting the annual deforestation rate on each continent. This map depicts the number of television receivers for every 100 people.
This map shows the percentage of the population under the age of 14. A map showing global earthquake regions and plate boundaries. This map on life expectancy shows the highest anticipated life expectancy for the year 2025. This map on cellular communications depicts cellular telephone subscribers per 100 people. A map depicting the annual deforestation rate on each continent. This map depicts the number of television receivers for every 100 people.
© GeoNova Publishing, Inc. © GeoNova Publishing, Inc. © GeoNova Publishing, Inc. © GeoNova Publishing, Inc. © GeoNova Publishing, Inc. © GeoNova Publishing, Inc.

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