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Mothers give birth in an already overpopulated Manila

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Mothers and their newborns share space on a bed after giving birth in the maternity ward at the government-run Jose Fabella maternity hospital in Manila, Philippines.

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A woman holds a cross while dealing with labor pains at the government-run Jose Fabella maternity hospital.

More than 65 babies are born at the government operated Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, Philippines every day.

Manila is one of the most densely populated cities in the world and many of the city dwellers are forced to live on every bit of spare land they can find. Poverty causes people to live under bridges, railway lines and even cemeteries.

Getty Images photographer Paula Bronstein created these images on Aug. 18-20 and made them available to NBCNews.com today.

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A mother is in pain while her newborn baby rests on her chest as she gets surgically sutured after giving birth in a delivery room at the Jose Fabella Hospital.

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A mother is seen on the operation table next to her new baby moments after a Caesarean operation.

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Mothers breast feed their babies in a special room at the Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital.