Today is World Poverty Day

World Poverty Day

A child sits in front of a garbage dump on World Poverty Day in Hyderabad, India, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007. The Asia-Pacific region has more than 641 million people living on less than $1 a day, and in India roughly 40 percent of its 1.1 billion people live on less than $1 a day, according to the World Bank.

(Photo: AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A, courtesy CBS News)