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Girls sit inside the Life Line Trust orphanage in Salem in Tamil Nadu June 20, 2013. These unwanted infant girls are considered the fortunate ones. They are India's ''Cradle Babies,'' products of a government scheme that permits parents to give their unwanted baby girls anonymously to the state, saving them from possible death in a region where daughters are seen as a burden and where their murder is a common reality. Thomson Reuters Foundation/Mansi Thapliyal