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More than 35 million people are enslaved worldwide

There are about 35.8 million enslaved men, women and children today, the 2014 Global Slavery Index finds.

India has the most modern-day slaves, an estimated 14 million, according to the report. China, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, and Russia all have at least 1 million. The U.S. has 60,000.

According to the report, modern-day slavery includes people who are forced to work, controlled by an employer, sold as property, or physically constrained. Forced prostitution, domestic workers, and traveling sales crews are some examples.

Read the full report here.