Newly born babies rest inside a ward in a hospital in Lucknow
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Newly born babies rest inside a ward at a hospital on the occasion of "World Population Day" in the northern Indian city Lucknow in this file picture taken July 11, 2009. The world?s population will reach seven billion on 31 October 2011, 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/Pawan Kumar/Files (INDIA HEALTH SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)