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21th of March World Down syndrome Day

Down syndrome is a naturally occurring chromosomal arrangement that has been a part of the human condition throughout history, in all genders, races and along all socio-economic lines. Yet despite this, many myths and false stereotypes surrounding people with Down syndrome prevail.

On World Down Syndrome Day, celebrated annually on 21 March to advocate the rights, inclusion and well-being of people with the genetic condition.

their fifties and sixties, with a number of individuals living into their seventies and beyond. Better research and awareness of Down syndrome has increased the life span of children born with the condition.

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Models with Down syndrome present creations during the Fashion Without Borders in Moscow in 2014(Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin)