Yelena Kotova, head of Kolybel Nadezhdy (Cradle of Hope), a non-governmental organization, 

Yelena Kotova, head of Kolybel Nadezhdy (Cradle of Hope), a non-governmental organization, opens the baby box in Kirishi, an industrial town of 50,000 located 100 kilometers (60 miles) east of St. Petersburg, Russia, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. A box in which parents can leave their babies anonymously and without any legal risk opened Wednesday in the town of Kirishi in northwestern Russia, in part of an effort activists hope will save many young lives. The box in Kirishi is the tenth such facility in Russia, just a fraction of what experts think is needed to help save hundreds of babies abandoned by their mothers each year. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
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Yelena Kotova, head of Kolybel Nadezhdy (Cradle of Hope), a non-governmental organization, opens the baby box in Kirishi, an industrial town of 50,000 located 100 kilometers (60 miles) east of St. Petersburg, Russia, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. A box in which parents can leave their babies anonymously and without any legal risk opened Wednesday in the town of Kirishi in northwestern Russia, in part of an effort activists hope will save many young lives. The box in Kirishi is the tenth such facility in Russia, just a fraction of what experts think is needed to help save hundreds of babies abandoned by their mothers each year. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
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