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1.

Look at the photograph. Describe what you see.

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2.

Would this be a common scene in your country? Why or why not?

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3.

In which country was this photograph taken?

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4.

Find the country in the world and regional map gallery. What region is it in?

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5.

Find the country in the Basic Data Table and determine if it is a low-, middle-, or high-income economy.

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6. According to the Basic Data Table, what is this country's projected population growth rate for 1998-2015? Its 1998 life expectancy at birth? Its 1998 GNP per capita? The percentage of its 1990-96 population with access to safe water?
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7.

What do you think life is like for the average person in this country? Support your answer.

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8.

What, if any, aspects of the activity shown in the photograph might help improve living standards in industrial countries? In developing countries?

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9.

Which sector of development (i.e., social, economic or environmental) is best represented by the photograph? Explain your answer. Is it possible for this photograph to represent other sectors as well? In what way?

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In what ways might the activity in the photograph encourage sustainable development? In what ways might it discourage sustainable development? Explain your answers.

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