A girl in a park in Managua, Nicaragua. The country topped the list for gains in happiness. Nicolas Garcia/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Global Ranking Of Happiness Has Happy News For Norway And Nicaragua

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Kids in Cape Town socialize as they walk to school. Children in South Africa often don't get to play outside by themselves because of the high rate of violent crimes in some areas. Henk Badenhorst/Getty Images hide caption

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