World's 'Seven Billionth Baby’ Born

    Danica Mae Camacho, the Philippine's symbolic 7 billionth baby is coddled by her mother Camille during a welcoming ceremony after she was given birth at a government-run maternity hospital in Manila early October 31, 2011. The Philippines welcomed its' symbolic seven  billionth baby October 31 with a celebratory cheer at a packed government-run  maternal hospital. Weighing 2.5 kilos, Danica May was delivered just shortly before midnight October 30 amid an explosion of flash bulbs from a media contingent that had waited for hours at Manila's Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital's delivery room. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE (Photo credit should read TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    World, meet your 7 billionth member. The United Nations has symbolically chosen a Filipina baby, Danica May Camacho, to mark the population milestone. Danica was born just before midnight Sunday, weighing 5.5 pounds. Some groups have disputed whether or not the world population has hit the 7 billion mark, arguing that it is instead more likely to be crossed next year. Nevertheless, the U.N. named Oct. 31 “Seven Billion Day” as a way to highlight the challenges of the world’s growing population.

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