A nurse carries a newborn baby at a hospital in Hanoi
A nurse carries a newborn baby at a hospital in Hanoi August 13, 2009. Vietnam's population has now reached 86.5 million, up 1.5 percent from 2007, making its the 13th most populous nation in the world. The Communist-ruled country has restricted families of state employees to two children, and threatens violators with punishments that range from fines to suspension from the political party.
REUTERS/Kham (VIETNAM HEALTH SOCIETY)