In this year's annual collaboration between Foreign Policy and the Fund For Peace, 177 countries were assessed and their troubles analyzed. In photos and words, here's a brutal glimpse of what life is like in each of the world's 60 most failed states -- and just how it came to be that way. With 10.5 million page views and counting, Postcards is now the most-viewed article in FP history.
Above, a bloodied supporter of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress is helped by a friend after clashes with police and army forces in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, on Nov. 26, 2011. The supporters were waiting for the main opposition leader, Etienne Tshisekedi, who was not allowed to hold a rally in town.