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The Human Cost of a Coup

Antananarivo Madagascar

In January 2009, Madagascar's president, Marc Ravalomanana, was ousted and forced into exile during a successful coup d'état led by the nation's primary opposition party. The aftermath would lead to one of the most devastating economic crises in the country's history. Many foreign investors ended operations in Madagascar and major international aid organizations pulled staff and funding, leaving many Malagash families in a desperate situation. Seven years later, 80 percent of Malagasies still live on under $2 a day. Here are scenes from the nation's capital as its people struggle to build a better future for their children.

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