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Nollywood—Nigeria’s film industry—produces more films a year than either Hollywood or Bollywood, and is the country’s second largest employer. [Prospect]

24 per cent of the world’s construction cranes are operating in Dubai. [Gulf News, 18th June 2006]

There is only one ATM in Afghanistan. [Foreign Office]

The 6.5bn people alive today make up about 6 per cent of the number of people who have ever been born. [Scientific American, 1st March 2007]

38,000 people living in London earn over £200,000 per year—over a third of the British total. [Prospect]

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