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Top Five and Bottom Five Countries in U.N. Ratings

#185 Mozambique

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#1 Norway#2 Australia#3 United States#4 Netherlands#5 Germany#183 Burkina Faso#184 Chad#185 MozambiqueTied #186 DR Congo and Niger

#185 Mozambique

The coastal Southeast African country of Mozambique ranked second to last (with a Human Development Index of 0.327) but its economy grew more than 7 percent per year from 2010 to 2012 partly due to investments in its gas sector.

Here, people in Mozambique's capital Maputo set free pigeons on Oct. 4, 2012, to mark the 20th anniversary of the peace agreement that ended Mozambique's civil war.