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60 births a day

<p>Babies lie on a bed inside the maternity ward of the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 1, 2011. 

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Babies lie on a bed inside the maternity ward of the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 1, 2011. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

Babies lie on a bed inside the maternity ward of the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 1, 2011. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

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<p>Women are pictured near their newborn babies inside the maternity ward of the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 1, 2011. The ward, the busiest in the country, sees an average of 60 births a day. 

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Women are pictured near their newborn babies inside the maternity ward of the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 1, 2011. The ward, the busiest in the country, sees an average of 60 births a day. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo...more

Women are pictured near their newborn babies inside the maternity ward of the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 1, 2011. The ward, the busiest in the country, sees an average of 60 births a day. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

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<p>A baby lies on the scale of a weighing machine inside the maternity ward of the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 1, 2011. 

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A baby lies on the scale of a weighing machine inside the maternity ward of the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 1, 2011. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

A baby lies on the scale of a weighing machine inside the maternity ward of the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 1, 2011. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

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<p>A white board showing different statistics hangs at the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 6, 2011.

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A white board showing different statistics hangs at the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 6, 2011. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

A white board showing different statistics hangs at the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 6, 2011. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

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<p>Women breastfeed their newborn babies inside the maternity ward of the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 1, 2011. 

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Women breastfeed their newborn babies inside the maternity ward of the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 1, 2011. REUTERS/ Cheryl Ravelo

Women breastfeed their newborn babies inside the maternity ward of the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 1, 2011. REUTERS/ Cheryl Ravelo

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<p>Newborn babies lie on top of their mothers after being delivered inside the maternity ward of the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 1, 2011. 

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Newborn babies lie on top of their mothers after being delivered inside the maternity ward of the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 1, 2011. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

Newborn babies lie on top of their mothers after being delivered inside the maternity ward of the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 1, 2011. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

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<p>A general view shows the crowded maternity ward of the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 1, 2011. 

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A general view shows the crowded maternity ward of the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 1, 2011. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

A general view shows the crowded maternity ward of the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 1, 2011. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

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<p>Newborn babies lie on a bed inside the maternity ward of the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 1, 2011. 

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Newborn babies lie on a bed inside the maternity ward of the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 1, 2011. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

Newborn babies lie on a bed inside the maternity ward of the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 1, 2011. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

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<p>A woman uses her mobile phone with her baby lying on top of her inside the maternity ward of the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 1, 2011. 

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A woman uses her mobile phone with her baby lying on top of her inside the maternity ward of the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 1, 2011. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

A woman uses her mobile phone with her baby lying on top of her inside the maternity ward of the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 1, 2011. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

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<p>A baby is being fed through a dropper inside the maternity ward of the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 1, 2011. 
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A baby is being fed through a dropper inside the maternity ward of the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 1, 2011. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

A baby is being fed through a dropper inside the maternity ward of the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 1, 2011. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

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<p>Medical staff examine pregnant women during their pre-natal check up inside the maternity ward of the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 6, 2011. 

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Medical staff examine pregnant women during their pre-natal check up inside the maternity ward of the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 6, 2011. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

Medical staff examine pregnant women during their pre-natal check up inside the maternity ward of the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 6, 2011. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

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<p>Women share beds as they rest inside the maternity ward of the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 1, 2011. 

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Women share beds as they rest inside the maternity ward of the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 1, 2011. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

Women share beds as they rest inside the maternity ward of the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 1, 2011. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

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<p>A woman breastfeeds her newborn baby inside the maternity ward of the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 1, 2011. 

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A woman breastfeeds her newborn baby inside the maternity ward of the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 1, 2011. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

A woman breastfeeds her newborn baby inside the maternity ward of the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 1, 2011. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

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<p>A newborn baby cries after being delivered inside the maternity ward of the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 1, 2011. 

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A newborn baby cries after being delivered inside the maternity ward of the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 1, 2011. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

A newborn baby cries after being delivered inside the maternity ward of the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 1, 2011. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

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<p>Ultrasound scans are pictured near a woman during a pre-natal check at the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 6, 2011. 

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Ultrasound scans are pictured near a woman during a pre-natal check at the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 6, 2011. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

Ultrasound scans are pictured near a woman during a pre-natal check at the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 6, 2011. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

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<p>Medical staff examine a pregnant woman during a pre-natal check up inside the maternity ward of the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 6, 2011. 

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Medical staff examine a pregnant woman during a pre-natal check up inside the maternity ward of the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 6, 2011. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

Medical staff examine a pregnant woman during a pre-natal check up inside the maternity ward of the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 6, 2011. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

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<p>A woman breastfeeds her newborn baby inside the maternity ward of the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 1, 2011. 
REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo </p>

A woman breastfeeds her newborn baby inside the maternity ward of the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 1, 2011. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

A woman breastfeeds her newborn baby inside the maternity ward of the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 1, 2011. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

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<p>A general view shows the crowded maternity ward of the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 1, 2011. 

REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo </p>

A general view shows the crowded maternity ward of the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 1, 2011. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

A general view shows the crowded maternity ward of the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 1, 2011. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

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<p>Women stand in a line to get their weights measured during a pre-natal check at the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 6, 2011. 

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Women stand in a line to get their weights measured during a pre-natal check at the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 6, 2011. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

Women stand in a line to get their weights measured during a pre-natal check at the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 6, 2011. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

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<p>Women breastfeed their newborn babies inside the maternity ward of the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 1, 2011. 

REUTERS/ Cheryl Ravelo </p>

Women breastfeed their newborn babies inside the maternity ward of the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 1, 2011. REUTERS/ Cheryl Ravelo

Women breastfeed their newborn babies inside the maternity ward of the government run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, June 1, 2011. REUTERS/ Cheryl Ravelo

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