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China's unwanted babies once mostly girls, now mostly sick, disabled

Residents visit an abandoned baby (L) lying in a crib at a baby hatch in Guiyang, Guizhou province January 12, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Residents visit an abandoned baby (L) lying in a crib at a baby hatch in Guiyang, Guizhou province January 12, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Residents visit an abandoned baby (L) lying in a crib at a baby hatch in Guiyang, Guizhou province January 12, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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Staff of local institute of children's welfare work inside a baby hatch in Nanjing, Jiangsu province December 11, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

Staff of local institute of children's welfare work inside a baby hatch in Nanjing, Jiangsu province December 11, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

Staff of local institute of children's welfare work inside a baby hatch in Nanjing, Jiangsu province December 11, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer
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People walk past next to a baby hatch named "baby safety island" at the Tianjin Institute of Children's Welfare, in Tianjin municipality, December 27, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

People walk past next to a baby hatch named "baby safety island" at the Tianjin Institute of Children's Welfare, in Tianjin municipality, December 27, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

People walk past next to a baby hatch named "baby safety island" at the Tianjin Institute of Children's Welfare, in Tianjin municipality, December 27, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer
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