Top Five and Bottom Five Countries in U.N. Ratings
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Australia placed second in 2013 with a Human Development Index of 0.938. The country of 22 million has 6.94 deaths per 1,000 population, according to the CIA World Factbook, compared to Mozambique -- the nation second to the last in the U.N. scale -- which has a death rate of 12.79 per 1,000.
Here, a Royal Australian Air Force officer and children attend a welcome home parade in Newcastle, Australia, on Oct. 11, 2009.