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Millions accept invite to Mexican girl's party after post goes viral

Millions of people have accepted an invitation to a party for a girl in rural northern Mexico after the invite went viral.

The Ibarra family's invitation for their daughter's 15th birthday party complete with horse races and local music groups was posted to a local website.

The family's simple, sincere demeanour caused the invitation to go viral, even though the township of 10,000 where the family lives could not hold a tenth of the millions who watched, "liked" or otherwise responded.

Authorities in the northern state of San Luis Potosi said they were adding extra security measures for Rubi Ibarra's "Sweet 15" party on December 26.

State congressman Roberto Segovia has said he wants Red Cross and state civil defence personnel to be posted in the area.

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