Minimum drinking ages around the world

POSTED: 10:47 AM Aug 06 2014   UPDATED: 9:23 AM Jul 17 2014

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the National Minimum Drinking Age Act, passed by Congress on July 17, 1984. Take a look at minimum drinking ages around the world.

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Today marks the 30th anniversary of the National Minimum Drinking Age Act. On July 17, 1984, Congress passed a law that withheld federal highway funding from every state that continued to allow people under 21 to buy alcohol -- effectively forcing them to raise their drinking ages.

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