This is a 8 Mb Flash registration of the animation, created with Wink.
The instant, smoother and interactive original javascript-only animation uses experimental html5 syntax.
In March 2008 only Firefox 3 runs that animation as intended, or at all. Tested with Firefox beta release 3.0b4 for Windows.

These and similar animations may later be integrated into Wikimedia's wikistats and periodically auto-updated.
Inspiration was drawn from Hans Rosling's wonderful Gapcasts.
Author: Erik Zachte -

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