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India's maternity outposts

Anguri (R), a 26-year-old pregnant woman in labour, climbs into a waiting maternity ambulance as her relatives stand near her in a rural area near the remote village of Chharchh, in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, February 24, 2012. The United Nations' International Women's Day was celebrated on March 8, 2012.

India's maternity outposts

In rural India, an innovative free maternity ambulance service is trying to increase the number of babies born in clinics where proper care can be provided.