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Philippines greets world's possible symbolic 7 billionth baby

The Philippines greeted with excitement one of the symbolic 7 billionth babies in the world shortly after midnight Sunday in a hospital in Manila, local media reported Monday.

It's a baby girl with 5.5-pound. Philippine Health Secretary Enrique Ona said they will submit the baby's name and time of birth to the World Health Organization to see if the baby is indeed the world's seventh billionth.

The Philippines is the 12th most populous country in the world with 94.9 million people, according to the UN Population Fund (UNFPA)'s State of the World Population Report.

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