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Babies on Victoria Amazonica leaf

2010-09-03 11:11:36 GMT2010-09-03 19:11:36 (Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Seven-and-a-half-month old Tanisha Overbeeke smiles while resting on top of a leaf of the Victoria Amazonica at the Rotterdam Blijdorp Zoo, the Netherlands, September 1, 2010. (REUTERS/Jerry Lampen)

Three-month-old Kiyomi Happe sits on top of a leaf of the Victoria Amazonica at the Rotterdam Blijdorp Zoo, the Netherlands, September 1, 2010. (REUTERS/Jerry Lampen)

Five-month-old Nina Mostert grimaces as she rests on top of a leaf of the Victoria Amazonica at the Rotterdam Blijdorp Zoo, the Netherlands, September 1, 2010. (REUTERS/Jerry Lampen)

Nine-week-old Florine de Groot rests on top of a leaf of the Victoria Amazonica at the Rotterdam Blijdorp Zoo, the Netherlands, September 1, 2010. (REUTERS/Jerry Lampen)

Two-year-old Dion Blom stands on top of a leaf of the Victoria Amazonica at the Rotterdam Blijdorp Zoo, the Netherlands, September 1, 2010. (REUTERS/Jerry Lampen)

Babies smiled while resting on top of a leaf of the Victoria Amazonica at the Rotterdam Blijdorp Zoo, the Netherlands, September 1, 2010.

Children could be photographed on top of the leaf, under the condition that they do not weigh more than 15 kg (33 lbs).

The Victoria Amazonica blossoms over two nights producing flowers that are white on the first night, which then turn pinkish-red by the second night. Its leaf could have a diameter of up to two-and-a-half meters.

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