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Photo by: Damian Dovarganes

Melinda Star Guido, who weighed only 9 ½ ounces at birth— less than a can of soda, is shown Friday Jan. 20, 2012 as she is released from Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center in Los Angeles. Guido spent her early months in the neonatal intensive care unit. Guido now weighs 4 pounds, 17 ounces. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

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