Associated Press
FILE - In this March 12, 2012 file photo, a young girl poses as the Jack of Spades while shoppers make their way past her on a busy shopping street, in Singapore. Already one of the most densely populated countries in the world, tiny land scarce Singapore is projecting its population to swell by a third over the next two decades. To accommodate the influx, its planners envisage expanding upward, outward and downward. The population target of 6.9 million people, an increase of 1.3 million from the present, is contentious in a country where rapid immigration has already strained services such as public transport and contributed to a widening wealth gap. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

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