As the world ages faster than ever before, governments and families are both struggling to answer the question: Who will care for the old?
Across the globe, people were asked two key questions by the Associated Press: As you grow older, what are you most afraid of? And what is the biggest problem facing the elderly in your country? Their views are expressed through this slideshow.
This combination of photos from 2013 shows, top row from left, Pedro Vega Yucra, 80, in Ayacucho, Peru; Padma Sagaram, 63, in Singapore; Hamid Mohammed, 65, in New Delhi and Ingrid Foerster, 82, in Frankfurt. In middle row from left are Sandra S. Harris, 67, in Decatur, Ga.; Nissim Pinto, 79, in Tel Aviv; Amadou Mbaye, 74, in Dakar, Senegal and Mahmoud Hussein, 75, in North Cairo, Egypt. In bottom row from left are Richard Hardick, 74, in San Diego; Paul Gresham, 75, in Decatur, Ga.; Juma Abdalla Athanas, 65, in Nairobi, Kenya and Claudio Rodriguez Contreras, 71, in Havana.
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