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World Media Gathers for Royal Baby

With the Duchess of Cambridge due possibly any day now, the world media are camped out in the streets of London near St. Mary’s Hospital, gathered behind barricades and sleeping in “refugee camps.” The BBC described the scene as looking like a “DIY superstore.” No one knows exactly when the baby is due—the palace said only that it’s coming “in July”—so reporters have been milling around for nearly two weeks for an indefinite event. Photographers are debating which entrance to stake out, while security guards say even they don’t know where Kate will emerge. The palace says the birth will be announced by royal proclamation.