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LOOK: Baby's Umbilical Cord Says 'Love'

That's one striking welcome.

This newborn made quite a statement upon entering the world.

A baby boy was photographed in Australia with his still-attached umbilical cord arranged to spell out "love." 

The cord remains joined to the placenta in the striking picture.

Photographer Emma Jean Nolan, who's also a midwife, explained that as part of a Maori rite, the placenta and umbilical cord will be buried.
 
"To set up the shot I laid the baby down and settled him to sleep," she told The Huffington Post. "Then I arranged the cord by twisting and turning it. It was easy except for the 'e' which proved tricky!"

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