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How a billion people moved out of extreme poverty

6 November 2013 Last updated at 11:35 GMT

Using moving graphics, world famous statistician Prof Hans Rosling presents a portrait of our rapidly changing world.

He looks at income distribution across the world and shows that a smaller proportion of people now live in extreme poverty than ever before in human history.

Find out more in Don't Panic - The Truth About Population on Thursday 7 November at 21:00 GMT on BBC Two. Or catch up later on BBC iPlayer.

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