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False-colour nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) image showing a lateral view of a woman's abdomen during the eight month of pregnancy. The foetus is visible at right, resting in the normal position prior to birth with its head lowermost in the womb. Also prominent at left of image are the mother's lumbar and sacral vertebrae that comprise her lower spinal column.
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