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Janine Peramezza smiles as she holds up her new born baby girl Emily Melissa in a Munich hospital in this January 1, 2007 file picture. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Family Minister Ursula von der Leyen vowed in February to massively increase the number of state-funded daycare centres for children under three - a bold step in a country where pre-schoolers tend to stay at home. To match feature GERMANY-CHILDCARE REUTERS/Alexandra Beier/Files (GERMANY)