Ageing: Transition into loneliness

Updated On Apr 14, 2012 02:39 PM IST
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An elderly man hugs a boy in the Andalusian capital of Seville. Reuters/Marcelo del Pozo
Updated on Apr 14, 2012 02:39 PM IST

An elderly man hugs a boy in the Andalusian capital of Seville. Reuters/Marcelo del Pozo

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A Hindu devotee walks after taking a holy dip in Sangam, the confluence of the three holy rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati, in city of Allahabad. Reuters/Jitendra Prakash
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A Hindu devotee walks after taking a holy dip in Sangam, the confluence of the three holy rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati, in city of Allahabad. Reuters/Jitendra Prakash

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A girl walks next to an elderly woman selling plants at the entrance of a pedestrian subway in the centre of Kiev. Reuters/Konstantin Chernichkin
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A girl walks next to an elderly woman selling plants at the entrance of a pedestrian subway in the centre of Kiev. Reuters/Konstantin Chernichkin

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Women sit on their beds at a regional center to provide social aid to homeless people in Russia's city of Rostov-on-Don. Reuters/Vladimir Konstantinov
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Women sit on their beds at a regional center to provide social aid to homeless people in Russia's city of Rostov-on-Don. Reuters/Vladimir Konstantinov

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A man who is a flood victim looks on as he rests at a relief camp in Nowshera, northwestern Pakistan. Starting over a month ago, floods in Pakistan have killed at least 1,600 people, affected more than 18 million and inflicted nearly $43 billion worth of damage to infrastructure and agriculture, the mainstay of the economy. Reuters/Morteza Nikoubazl
Updated on Apr 14, 2012 02:39 PM IST

A man who is a flood victim looks on as he rests at a relief camp in Nowshera, northwestern Pakistan. Starting over a month ago, floods in Pakistan have killed at least 1,600 people, affected more than 18 million and inflicted nearly $43 billion worth of damage to infrastructure and agriculture, the mainstay of the economy. Reuters/Morteza Nikoubazl

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Inez Willis, a senior citizen, sorts her daily medical prescriptions at her independent living apartment in Silver Spring, Maryland. Reuters/Gary Cameron
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Inez Willis, a senior citizen, sorts her daily medical prescriptions at her independent living apartment in Silver Spring, Maryland. Reuters/Gary Cameron

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A dog sits near a man on a wheelchair in a home for the elderly in Masaya, about 25 km (16 miles) from Managua. Around 52 elderly people, mostly abandoned by their relatives, live in the retirement home called San Antonio that was built in 1911. Reuters/Oswaldo Rivas
Updated on Apr 14, 2012 02:39 PM IST

A dog sits near a man on a wheelchair in a home for the elderly in Masaya, about 25 km (16 miles) from Managua. Around 52 elderly people, mostly abandoned by their relatives, live in the retirement home called San Antonio that was built in 1911. Reuters/Oswaldo Rivas

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