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In an attempt to answer that question, Transparency International, a Germany-based NGO that monitors corruption, has published an index ranking 183 countries according to how corrupt their public service is perceived to be.

With protests surging around the world and demonstrators demanding greater accountability of their governments and leaders, the corruption index shows protesters' demands are well-founded, Transparency International concludes. "This year we have seen corruption on protestors’ banners be they rich or poor. Whether in a Europe hit by debt crisis or an Arab world starting a new political era, leaders must heed the demands for better government," writes the organization chair Huguette Labelle.

"2011 saw the movement for greater transparency take on irresistible momentum, as citizens around the world demand accountability from their governments. High-scoring countries show that over time efforts to improve transparency can, if sustained, be successful and benefit their people," Transparency International Managing Director Cobus de Swardt added.

According to the index, New Zealand is seen as the least corrupt country in the world, with Finland and Denmark tied for second place.

Can you guess which countries ranked last? Take a look in the pictures below to see if the results surprise you.

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1. North Korea, Somalia

North Korean soldiers look and film footage of the South side of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) while Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos visits the truce village of Panmunjom in the DMZ separating the two Koreas on September 14, 2011.

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2. Afghanistan, Myanmar
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A burqa-clad Afghan woman walks in a cemetery Kabul on November 23, 2011.


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3. Sudan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
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A herdsman from the Dinka tribe spreads ash on his cattle at dawn to keep pests off at a cattle-camp near south Sudan's central town of Rumbek on November 13, 2011.


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4. Haiti, Iraq
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A beggar sits in front of protective blast walls on November 30, 2011 in Baghdad, Iraq.

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5. Venezuela, Burundi, Equatorial Guinea
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A boy gives a thumbs up as he holds a poster of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez during a ceremony to celebrate the Day of the Student, at the presidential palace Miraflores in Caracas.


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6. Libya
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Libyans hold up their national flag as they celebrate the capture of Saif al-Islam, fugitive son and one-time heir apparent of murdered leader Moamer Kadhafi, in the eastern city of Benghazi on November 19.


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