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Reykjavik, Iceland

Twins Baldur Logi (R) and Brynja Lill eat pasta and cucumber, their last meal of the day, in their home in Reykjavik.

A baby boom in Nordic nations comes as many other wealthy countries are seeing declining birth rates. The twin's parents Drifa Hrund Guomundsdottir, a molecular biologist, and her husband decided to have a third child during the pandemic and ended up with twins. "During the pandemic, in the middle of lockdown, things just kind of slowed down a lot", Guomundsdottir says. Baldur Logi, a boy (left), and Brynja Lill, a girl, were born in March 2021.

"The evening meal usually turns everything into a battlefield so I rather skip the clothes and get them ready for the bathtub before they even get started playing with all new tastes", Drífa said watching the seven month olds chewing pasta and cucumber.

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