The world welcomed its symbolic “seven billionth” baby on Monday but celebrations were tempered by worries over the strain that humanity’s population explosion is putting on a fragile planet.

The United Nations said that by its best estimates the seven billionth baby would be born on October 31, and countries around the world have been marking the demographic milestone in a variety of ways.

Russian authorities showered gifts on newborns, while Papua New Guinea handed out special “goody bags” for new mothers.

The Philippines was the first country to declare a seven billionth baby, a little girl named Danica May Camacho.

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