Yuleixi Sequera from Venezuela, 20, looks at her first child ...
Oct 31st, 2011
(Reuters) - Yuleixi Sequera from Venezuela, 20, looks at her first child and daughter Emili Victoria Sequera while a nurse carries her, minutes after she was born inside the childbirth unit at the Santa Ana public maternity hospital in Caracas October 31, 2011. The world's population will reach seven billion on Monday, according to projections by the United Nations, which says this global milestone presents both an opportunity and a challenge for the planet. While more people are living longer and healthier lives, says the U.N., gaps between rich and poor are widening and more people than ever are vulnerable to food insecurity and water shortages. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins (VENEZUELA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH) -
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