Octuplets
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Notable multiple births

Octuplets
The first live birth of octuplets in the U.S. happened in Houston, Texas in 1998. From left, Ebuka, Echerem, Jioke, Chima, Gorom, Chidi, Ikem and Favor, the seven surviving octuplets, celebrate their 10th birthday. Their mother, Nkem Chukwu, looks on.
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The McCaughey septuplets
The McCaughey septuplets appear on a lullabies album cover before their second birthday. The septuplets were born in 1997 in Iowa to Kenny and Bobbi McCaughey.
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The Boniello sextuplets
The Boniello sextuplets, from left, Stella, Sabrina, Trifon, Gerard, Olivia and Sophia pose in New York on their 10th birthday. At the time of their birth in 1997, the Boniello sextuplets were only the third known set of sextuplets to survive in the U.S. and only the 10th to survive in the world.
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Bova quintuplets
The Bova quintuplets were born in Ventura to Lynn and Joe Bova. Pictured months after the birth, the new additions to the family are admired by parents and older brother Ryan. The quintuplets are from left: Emiline, Kathryn, Samuel, Nathaniel, and Abigail.
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Shier quints
The Shier quintuplets, born in 1996 in Long Beach, here celebrate their fourth birthday. From left, they are: Hannah, Jonathan, Sarah, Joshua and Rachel.
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Quezada quints
Marcella Quezada holds her quintuplets at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Woodland Hills, two weeks after their birth. From left, they are Raymond, Andrew, Kimberly, Patricia, and Tiffany.
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