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China couple with eight babies sparks surrogacy debate

30 December 2011 Last updated at 21:33 GMT

Photographs of what's reported to be octuplets has sparked debate on the country's one-child policy and anti-surrogacy laws.

The pictures were from a studio portrait session and emerged when they were posted on a blog.

The law in China prohibits hospitals from providing surrogacy medical procedures.

But agencies can still operate online.

Anne Marie McNerney reports