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[Freetown, Sierra Leone; September 21. Image via Getty]

An aunt of a nine-month-old Maya (R), whose mother died in a taxi at the hospital parking shortly before giving birth reads a document of Amnesty International on September 21, 2009 in Freetown. Irene Khan, secretary general of Amnesty international will lead a high level mission in Sierra Leone from 18 to 25 September 2009 to launch a campaign to reduce maternal deaths in the country, which has one of the highest maternal death rates in the world. AFP PHOTO / ISSOUF SANOGO (Photo credit should read ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images)

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