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Bosnian 'Baby-lution' Gains Force As Protesters Unite Across Ethnic Lines

Thousands of demonstrators have been gathering in front of the parliament in Sarajevo to protest a legal void which has left all babies born since February without identity numbers, meaning they cannot be issued passports or get medical care. The babies have fallen victim to a dispute between Bosniak, Croat, and Serb deputies in Bosnia's parliament who for more than two years have bickered over a draft law on the personal ID numbers that are necessary for all documents and services. Protesters are from all of the three main ethnic groups in Bosnia and the regions. (17 PHOTOS)

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People blowing whistles at the demonstration on June 11.
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People blowing whistles at the demonstration on June 11.

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Balloons added to the festive feeling at the demonstration in Sarajevo.
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Balloons added to the festive feeling at the demonstration in Sarajevo.

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Sarajevo Mayor Ivo Komsic (left) stands with protesters gathering in front of the parliament building in Sarajevo.
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Sarajevo Mayor Ivo Komsic (left) stands with protesters gathering in front of the parliament building in Sarajevo.

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