A US woman has given birth to eight babies, becoming just the second person recorded in the US to have delivered a set of living octuplets.
The six boys and two girls, who were nine weeks premature, were delivered by Caesarean section in the hospital near Los Angeles, California.
The babies weighed in at between 1lb 8 ounces (820g) and 3lb 4oz (1.47kg) and are all said to be doing well.
They were screaming and kicking around very vigorously, a doctor said.
The mother, whose identity has not been revealed, has asked that limited information be released about the births. THE BBC