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The Have and the Have-Nots

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Traveling is all about getting a new perspective on the world, but what if you traveled to the world’s richest and most poor country — how different would they really be? Qatar is the wealthiest nation on the planet, with rich resources in oil and gas, whereas Sierra Leone is the world’s poorest country with roots in slavery and a history of civil conflicts.

The two countries are not only located on different continents, with Qatar located in the Middle East and Sierra Leone in West Africa, both have a unique history and population affecting their place in the global market. To learn more about the circumstances of these nations and to see if they are really as different as night and day, watch Jessica Kumari’s special report, below.

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The Doha skyline.

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"The Pearl" -- a man-made island that is the Rodeo Drive of Doha, Qatar.

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Construction in Doha, Qatar.

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Inside one of the fanciest malls in Doha, Qatar.

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The "souk" at night -- the outdoor shopping bazaar in Doha, Qatar.

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The old fisherman's wharf -- where the boats looking for underwater pearls used to dock (before Qatar struck oil).

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We got a kick out of the pedestrian crossing signs.

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The view looking down at Freetown, Sierra Leone.

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The children at a Doctors Without Borders health outpost.

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We got surrounded. They were so curious about us.

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The scenes in the suburbs of Bo.

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More from the village.

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Downtown Freetown, Sierra Leone – the country’s capital city.

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Instead of bottles, water comes in these plastic bags.

 

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