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Worldview 6.25.12


A gasoline station attendant pumps gas in July 2006, in Portland, Oregon. (AP/Rick Bowmer)

Monday on Worldview:

Gas prices could go down to $2 a gallon by the fall, which makes most Americans giddy. But for the leaders of countries like Saudi Arabia or Russia, that’s not great news. Those countries depend on oil revenue to pay for their social programs. Steve Levine wrote about the fear spreading among the leaders of the world’s “pertrotocracies.” He tells Worldview what those countries are doing to keep the oil revenue steady.

Also, in Bangladesh, 20 percent of girls are married by the age of 15, even though it’s illegal. BBC reporter Angus Crawford heads to Bangladesh to follow a group of activists who are trying to put an end to the practice.

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