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Kalpana Shreshta, 16, breastfeeds one of her twin children while her mother-in-law breastfeeds the other in their home in Kagati Village, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal on Feb. 3, 2007. Kalpana had her babies when she was just seven months pregnant, and was working in the fields until she want into labor. After three days of labor, the children were born severly underweight and their survival was doubtful. Early marriage is a contributor to high maternal mortality rates thoughout the world.
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