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Nursing students display placards as they take part in an awareness rally on the occasion of World Population Day in Prayagraj.

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A view of the crowd of commuters at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus on World Population Day (WPD), in Mumbai.

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People travel by kerosine-operated rickshaws on World Population Day (WPD), in Kolkata. The theme of WPD 2018 is ''Family planning is a human right'.

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A view of the crowded wholesale flower market on World Population Day (WPD), in Kolkata.

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Commuters hang on the gates and sit on the roof while traveling by a crowded train on World Population Day, at Noli Railway Station near Ghaziabad. The theme of World Population Day 2018 is ''Family planning is a human right'.

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Commuters hang on the gates and sit on the roof while traveling by a crowded train on World Population Day, at Noli Railway Station near Ghaziabad. The theme of World Population Day 2018 is ''Family planning is a human right'.

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A motorist ferrying four children and a woman rides wrongly in the opposite direction during morning rush hour in Bangalore. India's population tops 1.2 billion making it the second most populous country in the world after China. World Population Day, which seeks to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues.

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Motorists commute in chaotic traffic during morning rush hour in Bangalore.

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Students hang on the door of an over crowded moving bus during morning rush hour in Bangalore.

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People walk down a foot over bridge at a train station in New Delhi.

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People commute during morning rush hour in Bangalore. India's population tops 1.2 billion making it the second most populous country in the world after China. World Population Day, which seeks to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues.

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Women await their turn at a family planning clinic in Bihar

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Students taking part in an awareness campaign on population control in Bikaner, Rajasthan.

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Nurses hold newly born babies inside a maternity ward of a government hospital on the eve of World Population Day, in Agartala.

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Ashish Bose, eminent demographer, 84. In the ’80s, coined the term ‘bimaru’ for poor, populous cowbelt states. Took flak for a ‘Muslim growth rate’ thesis, later disproved.

Census figures for household size show Tamil Nadu leads the way: just 3.9 members per family. Falling fertility rates, urbanisation cited. UP, with six member families, unaffected.

Hold on tight A UN report says Delhi is now the world’s second most populated city with 2.5 crore residents. By 2030, expected to reach over 3.6 cr.

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh launches data highlights on adolescents and youth at the inauguration of the World Population Day celebrations, in New Delhi. MoS for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju, Home Secretary Anil Goswami ,UNFPA representative, Frederika Meijer and Deputy representative UNICEF India, David Mcloughlin are also seen.

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Members of Surbhi parivar foundation, an NGO, in a protest against rise in population, in New Delhi.

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School students make a human Indian map during an awareness drive on the eve of Wolrd Population Day in Patiala.

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Commuters walk at the Churchgate railway station in Mumbai. India is the second most populous country in the world, with 1.2 billion people, and is expected to overtake China around 2030 when its population soars to an estimated 1.6 billion.

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A woman gave birth to three babies in a hospital in Allahabad on World Population Day.

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Students take part in an awareness campaign on the occasion of World Population Day in Patna.

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A woman is helped to climb at the roof of an overcrowded train at Chandausi Railway Station in Bheem Nagar on World Population Day.

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People boarding an overcrowded train at Chandausi Railway Station in Bheem Nagar on World Population Day.

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President Pratibha Patil showing the acknowledgement/ resident copy after her biometric enrollment under National Population Register (NPR) at Rashtrapti Bhawan, in New Delhi.

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Passengers travel into an over crowded train at the New Delhi railway station, in New Delhi. According to the U.N. Population Fund, there will be a symbolic "seven billionth" baby sharing Earth's land and resources. Already the second most populous country with 1.2 billion people, India is expected to overtake China around 2030 when its population soars to an estimated 1.6 billion.

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World's seven billionth baby girl, Nargis, in the arms of her mother Vinita at a Community Health Center in Mall area on the outskirts of Lucknow.

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A child looks out of a window of an over crowded train at the New Delhi railway station in New Delhi. According to the U.N. Population Fund, there will be a symbolic "seven billionth" baby sharing Earth's land and resources. Already the second most populous country with 1.2 billion people, India is expected to overtake China around 2030 when its population soars to an estimated 1.6 billion.

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Father and mother look at their symbolic 7 billionth girl child, Nargis, at the Community Health Center in Mall, about 45 kilometers from Lucknow.

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Passengers crowd into an over-packed train traveling to Bihar from the railway station in New Delhi. According to the U.N. Population Fund, there will be a symbolic "seven billionth" baby sharing Earth's land and resources. Already the second most populous country with 1.2 billion people, India is expected to overtake China around 2030 when its population soars to an estimated 1.6 billion.

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Danica Camacho is cuddled by her mother Camille as they are wheeled out of the delivery room of the Government's Fabella Hospital moments after she was born in Manila, Philippines. The Philippines, ranked 12th as the most populated country in the world, joins the rest of the world as it welcomes its symbolic 7 billionth baby.

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An elderly woman sits in front of her house as children arrive from school on a street in Lucknow. According to the U.N. Population Fund, there will be a symbolic "seven billionth" baby sharing Earth's land and resources. Already the second most populous country with 1.2 billion people, India is expected to overtake China around 2030 when its population soars to an estimated 1.6 billion.

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The urban agglomeration of DELHI, with almost 22 million people, is now India’s most populous “continuous urban spread”, overtaking the 21 million living in Mumbai’s sprawl.

Passengers traveling by an over crowded 'Gwalior-Sabalgarh-Sheopurkalan' narrow gauge train on World Population Day in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh.

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Children hold banners during a demonstration by local activists demanding 'Population Control Bill' for two children per couple, on the World Population Day in New Delhi. India, with 1.21 billion people, is the second most populous country in the world. The figures show that India represents almost 17.31 percent of the world's population, according to Population Census of India's latest report.

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People participate in an advocacy walk organised on the occasion of 'World Population Day' at India Gate, in New Delhi.

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A graffiti against revealing the gender of unborn fetuses stands outside a clinic in Morena in the Central Indian State of Madhya Pradesh. Though abortion is allowed, banned revealing the gender of unborn fetuses in 1994 in an attempt to stem the tide of sex-selective abortions. Early census results show India has only 914 girls under age six for every 1,000 boys. The census in Morena showed that for every 1,000 boys only 825 girls in the district made it to their sixth birthdays, down from an already troubling 829 a decade ago.

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A 2011 report by the US-based Population Reference Bureau says 47% Indian women married off by the age of 18. We are worse off than Afghanistan (43%)!

Union Home Secretary G.K. Pillai releasing the provisional population figures as per Census 2011, in New Delhi. Registrar General of India and Census Commissioner of India, C. Chandramauli (2nd L) also seen.

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A man and woman ride an electric bicycle past a publicity board for the 6th China Census in Beijing. China kicked off its once-a-decade census Monday, a whirlwind 10-day head count that will see 6 million census takers go door-to-door to document the massive demographic changes taking place in the world's most populous country.

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In the tide turning? The annual Sample Registration System survey shows birth rates fell 14% in the decade 1998-2008. And BIMARU states let the way, all show above 20% dip.

Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad (L) Delhi's Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit felicitate badminton player Saina Nehwal during a function organised on the occasion on 'World Population Day' at Rajpath in New Delhi.

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School children participate in a run organised on the occasion on 'World Population Day' at Rajpath in New Delhi.

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Commuters walk outside a train station as it rains in Mumbai. World Population Day, which falls on Sunday, is an annual event which seeks to raise awareness about global population issues. According to the report of the Working Group on Population Stabilisation - 11th Five Year Plan (2007-2012), Indian population is expected to overtake that of China by the year 2030 and the country will be the largest in the world with an estimated population of around 1.53 billion.

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Women and children travel in a passenger train in New Delhi. India will also observe the 2010 World Population Day, the theme of which is ‘Everyone Counts’, on July 11.

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Young girls walk past an activist of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals dressed as a condom hold a placard urging people about animal birth control ahead of the World Population Day in Bangalore.

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Laborers work at a construction project as an Air India flight lands at Indira Gandhi International Airport, in New Delhi.

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President Pratibha Patil, puts her signature after getting herself enumerated for the national census, at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. India kicked off the national census of its billion-plus population with a 2.5 million strong army of census-takers fanning out across the country to conduct what has been billed the world's largest administrative exercise.

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Passengers wait for their train at an overcrowded railway station in New Delhi. The world's population will hit 7 billion early in 2012 and top 9 billion in 2050, with the vast majority of the increase coming in the developing countries of Asia and Africa, according to a U.N. estimate. World Population Day is being marked Saturday.

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