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November 16, 2011 
Yang Weihao, 9, holds a pencil to write during a lesson inside his the classroom at a primary school... 
ZHUANJI, China 
Yang Weihao, 9, holds a pencil to write during a lesson inside his the classroom at a primary school... 
Yang Weihao, 9, holds a pencil to write during a lesson inside his the classroom at a primary school in Zhuanji town, Anhui province November 15, 2011. Yang was severely burnt in a fire in June and has to wear a surgical mask and a pair of gloves to prevent the wounds from becoming infected. He has had two skin-graft surgeries but stopped treatment due to a lack of funds, according to local media. Yang's family said a local hospital has agreed to treat Yang for free after learning of his plight. Picture taken November 15, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH EDUCATION) 
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November 16, 2011 
Yang Weihao's mother (R) helps her son put on a mask at their home in Zhuanji town, Anhui province November... 
ZHUANJI, China 
Yang Weihao's mother helps her son put on a mask at their home in Zhuanji town 
Yang Weihao's mother (R) helps her son put on a mask at their home in Zhuanji town, Anhui province November 15, 2011. Yang was severely burnt in a fire in June and has to wear a surgical mask and a pair of gloves to prevent the wounds from becoming infected. He has had two skin-graft surgeries but stopped treatment due to a lack of funds, according to local media. Yang's family said a local hospital has agreed to treat Yang for free after learning of his plight. Picture taken November 15, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH) 
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November 16, 2011 
Yang Weihao (L), 9, reacts in pain as his mother cleans his face at their home in Zhuanji town, Anhui... 
ZHUANJI, China 
Yang Weihao, 9, reacts in pain as his mother cleans his face at their home in Zhuanji town 
Yang Weihao (L), 9, reacts in pain as his mother cleans his face at their home in Zhuanji town, Anhui province November 15, 2011. Yang was severely burnt in a fire in June and has to wear a surgical mask and a pair of gloves to prevent the wounds from becoming infected. He has had two skin-graft surgeries but stopped treatment due to a lack of funds, according to local media. Yang's family said a local hospital has agreed to treat Yang for free after learning of his plight. Picture taken November 15, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH) 
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November 16, 2011 
Yang Weihao, a burn victim, talks to his cousin outside his home in Zhuanji town, Anhui province, November... 
ZHUANJI, China 
Yang, a burn victim, talks to his cousin outside his home in Zhuanji town 
Yang Weihao, a burn victim, talks to his cousin outside his home in Zhuanji town, Anhui province, November 15, 2011. Yang, 9, was severely burnt in a fire in June and has to wear a surgical mask and a pair of gloves to prevent the wounds from becoming infected. He has had two skin-graft surgeries but stopped treatment due to a lack of funds, according to local media. Yang's family said a local hospital has agreed to treat Yang for free after learning of his plight. Yang is holding a bandage wrapped around a bamboo slice which he bites to prevent the wounds around his mouth from sticking together. Picture taken November 15, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH) 
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November 16, 2011 
Yang Weihao, a burn victim, reacts in pain as his mother applies medicine on his face at their home in... 
ZHUANJI, China 
Yang, a burn victim, reacts in pain as his mother applies medicine on his face at their home in Zhuanji... 
Yang Weihao, a burn victim, reacts in pain as his mother applies medicine on his face at their home in Zhuanji town, Anhui province, November 15, 2011. Yang was severely burnt in a fire in June and has to wear a surgical mask and a pair of gloves to prevent the wounds from becoming infected. He has had two skin-graft surgeries but stopped treatment due to a lack of funds, according to local media. Yang's family said a local hospital has agreed to treat Yang for free after learning of his plight. Picture taken November 15, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH) 
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November 16, 2011 
Yang Weihao (yellow jacket), a burn victim, raises his hand during lessons at a primary school in Zhuanji... 
ZHUANJI, China 
Yang, a burn victim, raises his hand during lessons at a primary school in Zhuanji town 
Yang Weihao (yellow jacket), a burn victim, raises his hand during lessons at a primary school in Zhuanji town, Anhui province, November 15, 2011. Yang was severely burnt in a fire in June and has to wear a surgical mask and a pair of gloves to prevent the wounds from becoming infected. He has had two skin-graft surgeries but stopped treatment due to a lack of funds, according to local media. Yang's family said a local hospital has agreed to treat Yang for free after learning of his plight. Yang is biting a bandage wrapped around a bamboo slice to prevent the wounds around his mouth from sticking together. Picture taken November 15, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH EDUCATION) 
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November 16, 2011 
Yang Weihao (R), a burn victim, reads a book as a girl looks outside the classroom during a break at... 
ZHUANJI, China 
Yang, a burn victim, reads a book as a girl looks outside the classroom during a break at a primary school... 
Yang Weihao (R), a burn victim, reads a book as a girl looks outside the classroom during a break at a primary school in Zhuanji town, Anhui province, November 15, 2011. Yang was severely burnt in a fire in June and has to wear a surgical mask and a pair of gloves to prevent the wounds from becoming infected. He has had two skin-graft surgeries but stopped treatment due to a lack of funds, according to local media. Yang's family said a local hospital has agreed to treat Yang for free after learning of his plight. Yang is biting a bandage wrapped around a bamboo slice to prevent the wounds around his mouth from sticking together. Picture taken November 15, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH EDUCATION) 
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September 09, 2011 
Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", holds a towel in his mouth as he plays on a bed at Mijiazhuang... 
Fenyang, China 
Wang Gengxiang, known as Masked Boy, holds a towel in his mouth as he plays on a bed at Mijiazhuang village... 
Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", holds a towel in his mouth as he plays on a bed at Mijiazhuang village on the outskirts of Fenyang, North China's Shanxi province September 9, 2011. Gengxiang, 6, was severely burned in an accident involving a pile of burning straw last winter. Most of the skin on his head was burned off, requiring him to wear a full surgical mask to prevent the scars from becoming infected. The doctors disclosed that they cannot continue his skin-graft surgery until his damaged trachea, or windpipe, is strong enough, according to local media reports. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH) BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE 
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September 09, 2011 
Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", pretends to be cartoon character Ultraman as he plays in the front... 
Fenyang, China 
Wang Gengxiang, known as Masked Boy" pretends to be cartoon character Ultraman as he plays in the front... 
Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", pretends to be cartoon character Ultraman as he plays in the front courtyard of his house at Mijiazhuang village on the outskirts of Fenyang, North China's Shanxi province September 9, 2011. Gengxiang, 6, was severely burned in an accident involving a pile of burning straw last winter. Most of the skin on his head was burned off, requiring him to wear a full surgical mask to prevent the scars from becoming infected. The doctors disclosed that they cannot continue his skin-graft surgery until his damaged trachea, or windpipe, is strong enough, according to local media reports. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH) 
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September 09, 2011 
Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", is fed by his father Wang Shouwu during breakfast in the front... 
Fenyang, China 
Wang Gengxiang, known as Masked Boy, is fed by his father Wang Shouwu during breakfast in the front courtyard... 
Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", is fed by his father Wang Shouwu during breakfast in the front courtyard of their house at Mijiazhuang village on the outskirts of Fenyang, North China's Shanxi province September 9, 2011. Gengxiang, 6, was severely burned in an accident involving a pile of burning straw last winter. Most of the skin on his head was burned off, requiring him to wear a full surgical mask to prevent the scars from becoming infected. The doctors disclosed that they cannot continue his skin-graft surgery until his damaged trachea, or windpipe, is strong enough, according to local media reports. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH) 
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September 09, 2011 
Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", drinks milk on a bed next to his younger brother Wang Gengbao... 
Fenyang, China 
Wang Gengxiang, known as Masked Boy, drinks milk on a bed next to his younger brother Wang Gengbao at... 
Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", drinks milk on a bed next to his younger brother Wang Gengbao at Mijiazhuang village on the outskirts of Fenyang, North China's Shanxi province September 9, 2011. Gengxiang, 6, was severely burned in an accident involving a pile of burning straw last winter. Most of the skin on his head was burned off, requiring him to wear a full surgical mask to prevent the scars from becoming infected. The doctors disclosed that they cannot continue his skin-graft surgery until his damaged trachea, or windpipe, is strong enough, according to local media reports. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH) 
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September 09, 2011 
Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", plays with a balloon in an alley at Mijiazhuang village on the... 
Fenyang, China 
Wang Gengxiang, known as Masked Boy, plays with a balloon in an alley at Mijiazhuang village 
Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", plays with a balloon in an alley at Mijiazhuang village on the outskirts of Fenyang, North China's Shanxi province September 8, 2011. Gengxiang, 6, was severely burned in an accident involving a pile of burning straw last winter. Most of the skin on his head was burned off, requiring him to wear a full surgical mask to prevent the scars from becoming infected. The doctors disclosed that they cannot continue his skin-graft surgery until his damaged trachea, or windpipe, is strong enough, according to local media reports. Picture taken on September 8, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH) 
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September 09, 2011 
Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", adjusts his mask after his father changed a clean one for him... 
Fenyang, China 
Wang Gengxiang, known as Masked Boy, adjusts his mask after his father changed a clean one for him on... 
Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", adjusts his mask after his father changed a clean one for him on a bed
at Mijiazhuang village on the outskirts of Fenyang, North China's Shanxi province September 9, 2011. Gengxiang, 6, was severely burned in an accident involving a pile of burning straw last winter. Most of the skin on his head was burned off, requiring him to wear a full surgical mask to prevent the scars from becoming infected. The doctors disclosed that they cannot continue his skin-graft surgery until his damaged trachea, or windpipe, is strong enough, according to local media reports. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH) 
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September 09, 2011 
Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", folds up a piece of paper to make a paper plane in a kindergarden... 
Fenyang, China 
Wang Gengxiang, known as Masked Boy, folds up a piece of paper to make a paper plane in a kindergarden... 
Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", folds up a piece of paper to make a paper plane in a kindergarden classroom at Mijiazhuang village on the outskirts of Fenyang, North China's Shanxi province September 8, 2011. Gengxiang, 6, was severely burned in an accident involving a pile of burning straw last winter, most of the skin on his head was burned off, requiring him to wear a full surgical mask to prevent the scars from becoming infected. The doctors disclosed that they cannot continue his skin-graft surgery until his damaged trachea, or windpipe, is strong enough, according to local media reports. Gengxiang is not allowed to attend classes at the kindergarden due to his personal safety and concerns about how his presence might affect other children at the kindergarden, according to his father. He is only allowed into the kindergarden to play during media visits. Picture taken on September 8, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH EDUCATION) 
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September 09, 2011 
A child reacts as Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", tries to push a toy tricycle for him on a road... 
Fenyang, China 
A child reacts as Wang Gengxiang, known as Masked Boy, tries to push a toy tricycle for him on a road... 
A child reacts as Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", tries to push a toy tricycle for him on a road on the outskirts of Fenyang, North China's Shanxi province September 8, 2011. Gengxiang, 6, was severely burned in an accident involving a pile of burning straw last winter. Most of the skin on his head was burned off, requiring him to wear a full surgical mask to prevent the scars from becoming infected. The doctors disclosed that they cannot continue his skin-graft surgery until his damaged trachea, or windpipe, is strong enough, according to local media reports. Picture taken on September 8, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH) 
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September 09, 2011 
Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", plays on his father's motorcycle in the front courtyard of his... 
Fenyang, China 
Wang Gengxiang, known as Masked Boy, plays on his father's motorcycle in the front courtyard of his house... 
Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", plays on his father's motorcycle in the front courtyard of his house at Mijiazhuang village on the outskirts of Fenyang, North China's Shanxi province September 9, 2011. Gengxiang, 6, was severely burned in an accident involving a pile of burning straw last winter. Most of the skin on his head was burned off, requiring him to wear a full surgical mask to prevent the scars from becoming infected. The doctors disclosed that they cannot continue his skin-graft surgery until his damaged trachea, or windpipe, is strong enough, according to local media reports. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH) 
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September 09, 2011 
Wang Shouwu blows a balloon for his son Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", beside a road at Mijiazhuang... 
Fenyang, China 
Wang Shouwu blows a balloon for his son Gengxiang, known as Masked Boy, beside a road at Mijiazhuang... 
Wang Shouwu blows a balloon for his son Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", beside a road at Mijiazhuang village on the outskirts of Fenyang, North China's Shanxi province September 9, 2011. Gengxiang, 6, was severely burned in an accident involving a pile of burning straw last winter. Most of the skin on his head was burned off, requiring him to wear a full surgical mask to prevent the scars from becoming infected. The doctors disclosed that they cannot continue his skin-graft surgery until his damaged trachea, or windpipe, is strong enough, according to local media reports. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH) 
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September 09, 2011 
Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", plays a joke on himself with his bag in a kindergarten classroom... 
Fenyang, China 
Wang Gengxiang, known as Masked Boy, plays a joke on himself with his bag in a kindergarten classroom... 
Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", plays a joke on himself with his bag in a kindergarten classroom at Mijiazhuang village on the outskirts of Fenyang, North China's Shanxi province September 8, 2011. Gengxiang, 6, was severely burned in an accident involving a pile of burning straw last winter. Most of the skin on his head was burned off, requiring him to wear a full surgical mask to prevent the scars from becoming infected. The doctors disclosed that they cannot continue his skin-graft surgery until his damaged trachea, or windpipe, is strong enough, according to local media reports. Gengxiang is not allowed to attend classes at the kindergarden due to his personal safety and concerns about how his presence might affect other children at the kindergarden, according to his father. He is only allowed into the kindergarden to play during media visits. Picture taken on September 8, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA- Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH EDUCATION) 
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September 09, 2011 
Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", plays alone outside a kindergarten classroom at Mijiazhuang village... 
Fenyang, China 
Wang Gengxiang, known as Masked Boy, plays alone outside a kindergarten classroom at Mijiazhuang village... 
Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", plays alone outside a kindergarten classroom at Mijiazhuang village on the outskirts of Fenyang, North China's Shanxi province September 9, 2011. Gengxiang, 6, was severely burned in an accident involving a pile of burning straw last winter. Most of the skin on his head was burned off, requiring him to wear a full surgical mask to prevent the scars from becoming infected. The doctors disclosed that they cannot continue his skin-graft surgery until his damaged trachea, or windpipe, is strong enough, according to local media reports. Gengxiang is not allowed to attend classes at the kindergarden due to his personal safety and concerns about how his presence might affect other children at the kindergarden, according to his father. He is only allowed into the kindergarden to play during media visits. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH EDUCATION) 
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September 09, 2011 
Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", sits by a roadside as he plays by himself at Mijiazhuang village... 
Fenyang, China 
Wang Gengxiang, known as Masked Boy, sits by a roadside as he plays by himself at Mijiazhuang village... 
Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", sits by a roadside as he plays by himself at Mijiazhuang village on the outskirts of Fenyang, North China's Shanxi province September 9, 2011. Gengxiang, 6, was severely burned in an accident involving a pile of burning straw last winter. Most of the skin on his head was burned off, requiring him to wear a full surgical mask to prevent the scars from becoming infected. The doctors disclosed that they cannot continue his skin-graft surgery until his damaged trachea, or windpipe, is strong enough, according to local media reports. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH) 
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September 09, 2011 
Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy" , is seen in an outdoor toilet next to his dog outside the front... 
Fenyang, China 
Wang Gengxiang, known as Masked Boy , is seen in an outdoor toilet next to his dog outside the front... 
Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy" , is seen in an outdoor toilet next to his dog outside the front courtyard of his house at Mijiazhuang village on the outskirts of Fenyang, North China's Shanxi province September 9, 2011. Gengxiang, 6, was severely burned in an accident involving a pile of burning straw last winter. Most of the skin on his head was burned off, requiring him to wear a full surgical mask to prevent the scars from becoming infected. The doctors disclosed that they cannot continue his skin-graft surgery until his damaged trachea, or windpipe, is strong enough, according to local media reports. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH) 
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September 09, 2011 
The head of a kindergarten stops Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", from entering as she talks to... 
Fenyang, China 
The head of a kindergarten stops Wang Gengxiang, known as Masked Boy, from entering as she talks to his... 
The head of a kindergarten stops Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", from entering as she talks to his father Wang Shouwu (R) at the kindergarten at Mijiazhuang village on the outskirts of Fenyang, North China's Shanxi province September 9, 2011. Gengxiang, 6, was severely burned in an accident involving a pile of burning straw last winter. Most of the skin on his head was burned off, requiring him to wear a full surgical mask to prevent the scars from becoming infected. The doctors disclosed that they cannot continue his skin-graft surgery until his damaged trachea, or windpipe, is strong enough, according to local media reports. Gengxiang is not allowed to attend classes at the kindergarden due to his personal safety and concerns about how his presence might affect other children at the kindergarden, according to his father. He is only allowed into the kindergarden to play during media visits. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH EDUCATION) 
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September 09, 2011 
Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", smiles as he plays with his father Wang Shouwu in the front courtyard... 
Fenyang, China 
Wang Gengxiang, known as Masked Boy, smiles as he plays with his father Wang Shouwu in the front courtyard... 
Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", smiles as he plays with his father Wang Shouwu in the front courtyard of their house at Mijiazhuang village on the outskirts of Fenyang, North China's Shanxi province September 8, 2011. Gengxiang, 6, was severely burned in an accident involving a pile of burning straw last winter. Most of the skin on his head was burned off, requiring him to wear a full surgical mask to prevent the scars from becoming infected. The doctors disclosed that they cannot continue his skin-graft surgery until his damaged trachea, or windpipe, is strong enough, according to local media reports. Picture taken on September 8, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH) 
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September 09, 2011 
Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", looks out from an opening as he plays in the front courtyard of... 
Fenyang, China 
Wang Gengxiang, known as Masked Boy, looks out from an opening as he plays in the front courtyard of... 
Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", looks out from an opening as he plays in the front courtyard of his house at Mijiazhuang village on the outskirts of Fenyang, North China's Shanxi province September 9, 2011. Gengxiang, 6, was severely burned in an accident involving a pile of burning straw last winter. Most of the skin on his head was burned off, requiring him to wear a full surgical mask to prevent the scars from becoming infected. The doctors disclosed that they cannot continue his skin-graft surgery until his damaged trachea, or windpipe, is strong enough, according to local media reports. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH) 
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September 09, 2011 
A combination picture shows Wang Gengxiang (R) on Children's Day on June 1, 2010, and another picture... 
Fenyang, China 
A combination picture shows Wang Gengxiang on Children's Day, and another picture of him after he was... 
A combination picture shows Wang Gengxiang (R) on Children's Day on June 1, 2010, and another picture of him after he was severely burned in an accident, at Mijiazhuang village on the outskirts of Fenyang, North China's Shanxi province on September 9, 2011. Gengxiang, age 6 and known as "Masked Boy", was severely burned in the accident involving a pile of burning straw last winter. Most of the skin on his head was burned off, requiring him to wear a full surgical mask to prevent the scars from becoming infected. The doctors disclosed that they cannot continue his skin-graft surgery until his damaged trachea, or windpipe, is strong enough, according to local media reports. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
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September 09, 2011 
Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", looks at a cartoon picture of little bears on a quilt cover as... 
Fenyang, China 
Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", looks at a cartoon picture of little bears on a quilt cover on... 
Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", looks at a cartoon picture of little bears on a quilt cover as he plays in the front courtyard of his house at Mijiazhuang village on the outskirts of Fenyang, north China's Shanxi province September 9, 2011. Gengxiang, 6, was severely burned in an accident involving a pile of burning straw last winter. Most of the skin on his head was burned off, requiring him to wear a full surgical mask to prevent the scars from becoming infected. The doctors disclosed that they cannot continue his skin-graft surgery until his damaged trachea, or windpipe, is strong enough, according to local media reports. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH) 
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September 09, 2011 
Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", rubs his face as the scars start to itch in a classroom of a kindergarten... 
Fenyang, China 
Wang Gengxiang rubs his face on the outskirts of Fenyang 
Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", rubs his face as the scars start to itch in a classroom of a kindergarten at Mijiazhuang village on the outskirts of Fenyang, north China's Shanxi province September 8, 2011. Gengxiang, 6, was severely burned in an accident involving a pile of burning straw last winter. Most of the skin on his head was burned off, requiring him to wear a full surgical mask to prevent the scars from becoming infected. The doctors disclosed that they cannot continue his skin-graft surgery until his damaged trachea, or windpipe, is strong enough, according to local media reports. Gengxiang is not allowed to attend classes at the kindergarden due to his personal safety and concerns about how his presence might affect other children at the kindergarden, according to his father. He is only allowed into the kindergarden to play during media visits. Picture taken on September 8, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH) 
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September 09, 2011 
Wang Gengxiang (L), known as "Masked Boy", and his young brother Wang Gengbao, 4, travel to their kindergarden... 
Fenyang, China 
Wang Gengxiang, known as Masked Boy, and his younger brother travel to their kindergarden with their... 
Wang Gengxiang (L), known as "Masked Boy", and his young brother Wang Gengbao, 4, travel to their kindergarden with their parents Wang Shouwu and Yu Yanjun (R) at Mijiazhuang village on the outskirts of Fenyang, North China's Shanxi province September 9, 2011. Gengxiang, 6, was severely burned in an accident involving a pile of burning straw last winter. Most of the skin on his head was burned off, requiring him to wear a full surgical mask to prevent the scars from becoming infected. The doctors disclosed that they cannot continue his skin-graft surgery until his damaged trachea, or windpipe, is strong enough, according to local media reports. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH) 
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September 09, 2011 
Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", plays in the front courtyard of his house at Mijiazhuang village... 
Fenyang, China 
Wang Gengxiang plays in the front courtyard of his house on the outskirts of Fenyang 
Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", plays in the front courtyard of his house at Mijiazhuang village on the outskirts of Fenyang, north China's Shanxi province September 8, 2011. Gengxiang, 6, was severely burned in an accident involving a pile of burning straw last winter. Most of the skin on his head was burned off, requiring him to wear a full surgical mask to prevent the scars from becoming infected. The doctors disclosed that they cannot continue his skin-graft surgery until his damaged trachea, or windpipe, is strong enough, according to local media reports. Picture taken on September 8, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH) 
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September 09, 2011 
Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", sleeps next to his father Wang Shouwu on a bed at Mijiazhuang... 
Fenyang, China 
Wang Gengxiang, known as Masked Boy, sleeps next to his father Wang Shouwu on a bed at Mijiazhuang village... 
Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", sleeps next to his father Wang Shouwu on a bed at Mijiazhuang village on the outskirts of Fenyang, North China's Shanxi province September 9, 2011. Gengxiang, 6, was severely burned in an accident involving a pile of burning straw last winter. Most of the skin on his head was burned off, requiring him to wear a full surgical mask to prevent the scars from becoming infected. The doctors disclosed that they cannot continue his skin-graft surgery until his damaged trachea, or windpipe, is strong enough, according to local media reports. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH) 
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September 09, 2011 
Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", reacts to an itch on his face in a classroom of a kindergarten... 
Fenyang, China 
Wang Gengxiang reacts to an itch on his face on the outskirts of Fenyang 
Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", reacts to an itch on his face in a classroom of a kindergarten at Mijiazhuang village on the outskirts of Fenyang, north China's Shanxi province September 8, 2011. Gengxiang, 6, was severely burned in an accident involving a pile of burning straw last winter. Most of the skin on his head was burned off, requiring him to wear a full surgical mask to prevent the scars from becoming infected. The doctors disclosed that they cannot continue his skin-graft surgery until his damaged trachea, or windpipe, is strong enough, according to local media reports. Gengxiang is not allowed to attend classes at the kindergarden due to his personal safety and concerns about how his presence might affect other children at the kindergarden, according to his father. He is only allowed into the kindergarden to play during media visits. Picture taken on September 8, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH) 
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September 09, 2011 
Wang Gengxiang (C), known as "Masked Boy", eats dinner with his father Wang Shouwu (L) and young brother... 
Fenyang, China 
Wang Gengxiang eats dinner with his father and young brother in the front courtyard of their house on... 
Wang Gengxiang (C), known as "Masked Boy", eats dinner with his father Wang Shouwu (L) and young brother Wang Gengbao in the front courtyard of their house at Mijiazhuang village on the outskirts of Fenyang, north China's Shanxi province September 8, 2011. Gengxiang, 6, was severely burned in an accident involving a pile of burning straw last winter. Most of the skin on his head was burned off, requiring him to wear a full surgical mask to prevent the scars from becoming infected. The doctors disclosed that they cannot continue his skin-graft surgery until his damaged trachea, or windpipe, is strong enough, according to local media reports. Picture taken on September 8, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH FOOD) 
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September 09, 2011 
Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", carries bowls for dinner at Mijiazhuang village on the outskirts... 
Fenyang, China 
Wang Gengxiang, known as Masked Boy, carries bowls for dinner at Mijiazhuang village 
Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", carries bowls for dinner at Mijiazhuang village on the outskirts of Fenyang, North China's Shanxi province September 9, 2011. Gengxiang, 6, was severely burned in an accident involving a pile of burning straw last winter. Most of the skin on his head was burned off, requiring him to wear a full surgical mask to prevent the scars from becoming infected. The doctors disclosed that they cannot continue his skin-graft surgery until his damaged trachea, or windpipe, is strong enough, according to local media reports. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH) 
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September 09, 2011 
Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", closes the windows as he plays in the front courtyard of his house... 
Fenyang, China 
Wang Gengxiang closes windows as he plays in the front courtyard of his house on the outskirts of Fenyang... 
Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", closes the windows as he plays in the front courtyard of his house at Mijiazhuang village on the outskirts of Fenyang, north China's Shanxi province September 8, 2011. Gengxiang, 6, was severely burned in an accident involving a pile of burning straw last winter. Most of the skin on his head was burned off, requiring him to wear a full surgical mask to prevent the scars from becoming infected. The doctors disclosed that they cannot continue his skin-graft surgery until his damaged trachea, or windpipe, is strong enough, according to local media reports. Picture taken on September 8, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH) 
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September 09, 2011 
Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", rests on a table in the front courtyard of his house at Mijiazhuang... 
Fenyang, China 
Wang Gengxiang rests on a table in the front courtyard of his house on the outskirts of Fenyang 
Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", rests on a table in the front courtyard of his house at Mijiazhuang village on the outskirts of Fenyang, north China's Shanxi province September 8, 2011. Gengxiang, 6, was severely burned in an accident involving a pile of burning straw last winter. Most of the skin on his head was burned off, requiring him to wear a full surgical mask to prevent the scars from becoming infected. The doctors disclosed that they cannot continue his skin-graft surgery until his damaged trachea, or windpipe, is strong enough, according to local media reports. Picture taken on September 8, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH) 
CHINA/
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September 09, 2011 
Wang Shouwu helps his son Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", wear a mask to prevent his scars from... 
Fenyang, China 
Wang Shouwu helps his son Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", wear a mask to prevent his scars from... 
Wang Shouwu helps his son Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", wear a mask to prevent his scars from growing and spreading after he woke up in the morning at Mijiazhuang village on the outskirts of Fenyang, North China's Shanxi province September 9, 2011. Gengxiang, 6, was severely burned in an accident involving a pile of burning straw last winter. Most of the skin on his head was burned off, requiring him to wear a full surgical mask to prevent the scars from becoming infected. The doctors disclosed that they cannot continue his skin-graft surgery until his damaged trachea, or windpipe, is strong enough, according to local media reports. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH) 
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September 09, 2011 
Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", plays on a bed at Mijiazhuang village on the outskirts of Fenyang,... 
Fenyang, China 
Wang Gengxiang plays on a bed on the outskirts of Fenyang 
Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", plays on a bed at Mijiazhuang village on the outskirts of Fenyang, north China's Shanxi province September 9, 2011. Gengxiang, 6, was severely burned in an accident involving a pile of burning straw last winter. Most of the skin on his head was burned off, requiring him to wear a full surgical mask to prevent the scars from becoming infected. The doctors disclosed that they cannot continue his skin-graft surgery until his damaged trachea, or windpipe, is strong enough, according to local media reports. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH) 
CHINA/
RTR2QZZD 
September 09, 2011 
Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", plays a staring game with a girl in a kindergarten classroom at... 
Fenyang, China 
Wang Gengxiang, known as Masked Boy, plays a staring game with a girl in a kindergarten classroom at... 
Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", plays a staring game with a girl in a kindergarten classroom at Mijiazhuang village on the outskirts of Fenyang, North China's Shanxi province September 8, 2011. Gengxiang, 6, was severely burned in an accident involving a pile of burning straw last winter. Most of the skin on his head was burned off, requiring him to wear a full surgical mask to prevent the scars from becoming infected. The doctors disclosed that they cannot continue his skin-graft surgery until his damaged trachea, or windpipe, is strong enough, according to local media reports. Gengxiang is not allowed to attend classes at the kindergarden due to his personal safety and concerns about how his presence might affect other children at the kindergarden, according to his father. He is only allowed into the kindergarden to play during media visits. Picture taken on September 8, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY EDUCATION) 
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September 09, 2011 
Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", plays with boy in a kindergarten classroom at Mijiazhuang village... 
Fenyang, China 
Wang Gengxiang, known as Masked Boy" plays with boy in a kindergarten classroom at Mijiazhuang village... 
Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", plays with boy in a kindergarten classroom at Mijiazhuang village on the outskirts of Fenyang, North China's Shanxi province September 8, 2011. Gengxiang, 6, was severely burned in an accident involving a pile of burning straw last winter. Most of the skin on his head was burned off, requiring him to wear a full surgical mask to prevent the scars from becoming infected. The doctors disclosed that they cannot continue his skin-graft surgery until his damaged trachea, or windpipe, is strong enough, according to local media reports. Gengxiang is not allowed to attend classes at the kindergarden due to his personal safety and concerns about how his presence might affect other children at the kindergarden, according to his father. He is only allowed into the kindergarden to play during media visits. Picture taken on September 8, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
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September 08, 2011 
Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", holds a towel in his mouth as he plays on a bed at Mijiazhuang... 
Fenyang, China 
Wang Gengxiang, known as Masked Boy, holds a towel in his mouth as he plays on a bed at Mijiazhuang village... 
Wang Gengxiang, known as "Masked Boy", holds a towel in his mouth as he plays on a bed at Mijiazhuang village on the outskirts of Fenyang, North China's Shanxi province September 9, 2011. Gengxiang, 6, was severely burned in an accident involving a pile of burning straw last winter. Most of the skin on his head was burned off, requiring him to wear a full surgical mask to prevent the scars from becoming infected. The doctors disclosed that they cannot continue his skin-graft surgery until his damaged trachea, or windpipe, is strong enough, according to local media reports. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE SEE: GM1E83J1PU301 
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November 27, 2009 
Researcher Xavier Nissan seen in his laboratory at the Institute for Stem cell Therapy and Exploration... 
Evry, France 
Researcher Xavier Nissan seen in his laboratory at the Institute for Stem cell Therapy and Exploration... 
Researcher Xavier Nissan seen in his laboratory at the Institute for Stem cell Therapy and Exploration of Monogenic Diseases (I-Stem) in Evry, near Paris November 27, 2009. The team has succeeded in grafting epidermis from human embryonic stem cells onto mice in order to produce temporary skin substitutes for patients awaiting skin grafts. REUTERS/Gareth Watkins (FRANCE HEALTH SCI TECH) 
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November 27, 2009 
Researcher Xavier Nissan seen in his laboratory at the Institute for Stem cell Therapy and Exploration... 
Evry, France 
Researcher Xavier Nissan seen in his laboratory at the Institute for Stem cell Therapy and Exploration... 
Researcher Xavier Nissan seen in his laboratory at the Institute for Stem cell Therapy and Exploration of Monogenic Diseases (I-Stem) in Evry, near Paris November 27, 2009. The team has succeeded in grafting epidermis from human embryonic stem cells onto mice in order to produce temporary skin substitutes for patients awaiting skin grafts. REUTERS/Gareth Watkins (FRANCE HEALTH SCI TECH) 
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November 27, 2009 
A researcher works in his laboratory at the Institute for Stem cell Therapy and Exploration of Monogenic... 
Evry, France 
A researcher works in his laboratory at the Institute for Stem cell Therapy and Exploration of Monogenic... 
A researcher works in his laboratory at the Institute for Stem cell Therapy and Exploration of Monogenic Diseases (I-Stem) in Evry, near Paris November 27, 2009. The team has succeeded in grafting epidermis from human embryonic stem cells onto mice in order to produce temporary skin substitutes for patients awaiting skin grafts. REUTERS/Gareth Watkins (FRANCE HEALTH SCI TECH) 
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November 27, 2009 
Researcher Xavier Nissan is seen seen in his laboratory at the Institute for Stem cell Therapy and Exploration... 
Evry, France 
Researcher Xavier Nissan is seen in his laboratory at the Institute for Stem cell Therapy and Exploration... 
Researcher Xavier Nissan is seen seen in his laboratory at the Institute for Stem cell Therapy and Exploration of Monogenic Diseases (I-Stem) in Evry, near Paris November 27, 2009. The team has succeeded in grafting epidermis from human embryonic stem cells onto mice in order to produce temporary skin substitutes for patients awaiting skin grafts. REUTERS/Gareth Watkins (FRANCE HEALTH SCI TECH) 
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November 27, 2009 
Researcher Xavier Nissan is seen seen in his laboratory at the Institute for Stem cell Therapy and Exploration... 
Evry, France 
Researcher Xavier Nissan is seen in his laboratory at the Institute for Stem cell Therapy and Exploration... 
Researcher Xavier Nissan is seen seen in his laboratory at the Institute for Stem cell Therapy and Exploration of Monogenic Diseases (I-Stem) in Evry, near Paris November 27, 2009. The team has succeeded in grafting epidermis from human embryonic stem cells onto mice in order to produce temporary skin substitutes for patients awaiting skin grafts. REUTERS/Gareth Watkins (FRANCE HEALTH SCI TECH) 
FRANCE/
RTXR77B 
November 27, 2009 
Researcher Xavier Nissan is seen seen in his laboratory at the Institute for Stem cell Therapy and Exploration... 
Evry, France 
Researcher Xavier Nissan is seen in his laboratory at the Institute for Stem cell Therapy and Exploration... 
Researcher Xavier Nissan is seen seen in his laboratory at the Institute for Stem cell Therapy and Exploration of Monogenic Diseases (I-Stem) in Evry, near Paris November 27, 2009. The team has succeeded in grafting epidermis from human embryonic stem cells onto mice in order to produce temporary skin substitutes for patients awaiting skin grafts. REUTERS/Gareth Watkins (FRANCE HEALTH SCI TECH) 
FRANCE/
RTXR77A 
November 27, 2009 
Researcher Xavier Nissan is seen seen in his laboratory at the Institute for Stem cell Therapy and Exploration... 
Evry, France 
Researcher Xavier Nissan is seen in his laboratory at the Institute for Stem cell Therapy and Exploration... 
Researcher Xavier Nissan is seen seen in his laboratory at the Institute for Stem cell Therapy and Exploration of Monogenic Diseases (I-Stem) in Evry, near Paris November 27, 2009. The team has succeeded in grafting epidermis from human embryonic stem cells onto mice in order to produce temporary skin substitutes for patients awaiting skin grafts. REUTERS/Gareth Watkins (FRANCE HEALTH SCI TECH) 
FRANCE/
RTXR779 
November 27, 2009 
Researcher Xavier Nissan is seen seen in his laboratory at the Institute for Stem cell Therapy and Exploration... 
Evry, France 
Researcher Xavier Nissan is seen in his laboratory at the Institute for Stem cell Therapy and Exploration... 
Researcher Xavier Nissan is seen seen in his laboratory at the Institute for Stem cell Therapy and Exploration of Monogenic Diseases (I-Stem) in Evry, near Paris November 27, 2009. The team has succeeded in grafting epidermis from human embryonic stem cells onto mice in order to produce temporary skin substitutes for patients awaiting skin grafts. REUTERS/Gareth Watkins (FRANCE HEALTH SCI TECH) 
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RTX4R6H 
December 15, 2007 
Zhang Xiuping (L) and her son Lin Dawei lie on beds next to each other before their operation at a hospital... 
Hefei, China 
Zhang Xiuping and her son Lin Dawei lie on beds next to each other before their operation at a hospital... 
Zhang Xiuping (L) and her son Lin Dawei lie on beds next to each other before their operation at a hospital in Hefei, Anhui province December 15, 2007. Xiuping is transplanting one of her kidneys to her son. A worldwide shortage of organs has forced many people with end-stage illnesses to rely on living donors, either relatives, or strangers from poorer countries where organs can be obtained cheaply, to donate kidneys, liver sections, lung lobes, skin and bones for grafts. REUTERS/Jianan Yu (CHINA) 
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December 15, 2007 
Zhang Xiuping (L) embraces her son Lin Dawei before transplanting one of her kidneys to him at a hospital... 
Hefei, China 
Zhang Xiuping embraces her son Lin Dawei before transplanting one of her kidneys to him at a hospital... 
Zhang Xiuping (L) embraces her son Lin Dawei before transplanting one of her kidneys to him at a hospital in Hefei, Anhui province December 15, 2007. A worldwide shortage of organs has forced many people with end-stage illnesses to rely on living donors, either relatives, or strangers from poorer countries where organs can be obtained cheaply, to donate kidneys, liver sections, lung lobes, skin and bones for grafts. REUTERS/Jianan Yu (CHINA) 
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September 19, 2007 
Chan Yeuk-pang, 48, poses with his son James Chan (R) in Hong Kong September 8, 2007. A worldwide shortage... 
Hong Kong, China 
To match feature HEALTH-ORGANS/ 
Chan Yeuk-pang, 48, poses with his son James Chan (R) in Hong Kong September 8, 2007. A worldwide shortage of organs has forced many people with end-stage illnesses to rely on living donors -- either relatives, or strangers from poorer countries where organs can be obtained cheaply -- to donate kidneys, liver sections, lung lobes, skin and bones for grafts. But the complications and risks for donors -- including bleeding, infection and in some cases death -- mean that many donors find their own health deteriorating after the operations. James Chan donated most of his liver to his father. Picture taken September 8, 2007. To match feature HEALTH-ORGANS/ REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA) 
BANGLADESH
RTRJI24 
January 03, 2005 
Bangladeshi child with cleft upper lip waits for skin graft operation by Italian surgeons at Dhaka hospital... 
Dhaka, Bangladesh 
Bangladeshi child with cleft upper lip waits for skin graft operation by Italian surgeons at ... 
Bangladeshi child with cleft upper lip waits for skin graft operation by Italian surgeons at Dhaka hospital January. A Bangladeshi child with a cleft upper lip wait for a skin graft operation by Italian surgeons at Dhaka Medical College Hospital January 3, 2005. A 13-member team of Italian surgeons led by Professor P.G. Morselli arrived in Bangladesh on December 27 to provide free surgery and treatment to Bangladeshi patients with acid burns. The surgeons will be in Bangladesh until January 14. REUTERS/Mohammad Shahidullah 
BANGLADESH
RTRJI1X 
January 03, 2005 
A Bangladeshi child and his mother waits for a skin graft operation by Italian surgeons at Dhaka Medical... 
Dhaka, Bangladesh 
A Bangladeshi child waits for skin graft operation by Italian surgeons at hospital in Dhaka. 
A Bangladeshi child and his mother waits for a skin graft operation by Italian surgeons at Dhaka Medical College Hospital January 3, 2005. A 13-member team of Italian surgeons led by Professor P.G. Morselli arrived in Bangladesh on December 27 to provide free surgery and treatment to Bangladeshi patients with acid burns. The surgeons will be in Bangladesh until January 14. REUTERS/Mohammad Shahidullah NA/FA 
SINGAPORE
RTXMHQR 
January 12, 2004 
G. Krishmaveni, 23, shows the scars from her abusive employer at a domestic worker's shelter in Singapore... 
Singapore, Singapore 
G. Krishmaveni, 23, shows the scars from her abusive employer at a domestic worker's shelter in Sing..... 
G. Krishmaveni, 23, shows the scars from her abusive employer at a domestic worker's shelter in Singapore January 12, 2004. Krishmaveni worked as a maid in Singapore for three years, during which she says her employer burned her hand with candle wax and refused to pay her salary. After skin graft surgery, Krishmaveni sought help at the Commission for Migrants and Itinerant People, a church-based organization that provides care for foreign workers in distress. Picture taken January 12, 2004. 
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October 30, 1998 
Prosthesis maker Maria Niino fits two artificial fingers, a pinkie and a ring finger, onto the hand of... 
Japan 
PROSTHESIS MAKER NIINO FITS FINGERS ONTO HAND OF MAN IN TOKYO. 
Prosthesis maker Maria Niino fits two artificial fingers, a pinkie and a ring finger, onto the hand of a Japanese man who had once had the two fingers cut off, at prosthesis manufacturer New Body Institute in Tokyo. The company makes various body parts for rental and sale, from fingers, ears, noses, to breasts and skin grafts, made mostly of silicon. The fingers fitted on to the customer cost 100,000 yen (about $830) each. Picture taken 13OCT98.

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JAPAN
RTXHYJT 
October 14, 1998 
Prosthesis maker Maria Niino fits two artificial fingers, a pinkie and a ring finger, onto the hand of... 
Prosthesis maker Maria Niino fits two artificial fingers, a pinkie and a ring finger, onto the hand ..... 
Prosthesis maker Maria Niino fits two artificial fingers, a pinkie and a ring finger, onto the hand of a Japanese man who had once had the two fingers cut off, at prosthesis manufacturer New Body Institute in Tokyo. The company makes various body parts for rental and sale, from fingers, ears, noses, to breasts and skin grafts, made mostly of silicon. The fingers fitted on to the customer cost 100,000 yen (about $830) each. Picture taken 13OCT98. 
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