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    Bayar, an infant from the outer reaches of Mongolia, is one of four children the new documentary "Babies" follows from birth through the first year of life.
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    "Babies," the brainchild of French filmmaker Thomas Balmes, captures babies in their natural environments. "The idea is that I really wanted to be there all over the world in four different places at the different stages where these four babies would be encountering first experiences with the five senses," said Balmes.
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    Bayar smiles on the wind-swept plateaus of Mongolia. "[Babies] need to be by themselves and be able to touch the grass, feel the wind and touch the sky and just be more connected with their real surroundings," Balmes told ABC News' Juju Chang.
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    The film captures the small, magical moments of the babies' lives. Hattie, the child of professors in San Francisco, gets one of her first baths.
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    Hattie comes from a hyper-parented neighborhood. She has more exposure to modern technology than infants Bayar or Ponijao.
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    Ponijao of the Himba tribe was raised by her family in a hut, with little material wealth but lots of love.
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    To Balmes, Ponijao, left, seemed the happiest of all the babies. Even with no toys, boredom is rare for Ponijao.
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    Mari lives in a tiny high-rise apartment in Tokyo.
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    Mari calls the wealthy-urban jungle of Tokyo home.
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