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Worldview 6.8.12

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People stand on a wing of a wrecked passenger plane in Lagos, Nigeria on June 3, 2012. The plane crashed in a densely populated neighborhood near the airport. (AP/Sunday Alamba)

Friday on Worldview:

Earlier this week all 153 passengers on board a flight operated by Nigeria-based Dana Airlines were killed when the plane crashed in Lagos. According to a 2010 study published inTransportation Science, passengers in developing world are 13 times more likely to die in a plane crash as passengers in the developed world. Africa has nearly 20 times more plane crashes as North America. Bill Voss, president and CEO of the Flight Safety Foundation, joins Worldview to shed some light on the problem. 

Then, Worldview film contributor Milos Stehlik tells us why he thinks Sacha Baron Cohen’s The Dictator is “vile shtick.”

And, in our Weekend Passport segment, our weekly guide to internationally-flavored fun, we head to Burma and check out some Middle Eastern belly dancing.

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