Tuesday, July 2, 2013

A protester carries an injured child away from Egyptian riot police in
Cairo on Jan. 26, 2013 (Ed Giles/Getty Images)
What causes a nation to be considered a "failed state"? Political instability, human rights violations, lack of free speech, poverty? These are things that most of us in developed nations take for granted, but are a reality for many countries around the world. Foreign Policy magazine ran a photo essay titled "Postcards from Hell," taking a look at the 60 most fragile nations on the Failed States Index. The images help give some meaning to the numbers, although not every photo is one of violence and starvation, as one might expect. Instead, many of them offer a quick glance at a simple reality about daily life, for better or worse.

 
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