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Tanzanian child victims of witchcraft attacks get new limbs 
Four Tanzanian children with albinism who lost limbs, fingers, and teeth in superstition-driven attacks made their way home this week after receiving prosthetics - and a dose of confidence - in the United States. 
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June 09, 2017 
Baraka Lusambo, 7, a Tanzanian with albinism who had an arm chopped off in a witchcraft-driven attack,... 
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The Wider Image: Tanzanian child victims of witchcraft attacks get new limbs 
Baraka Lusambo, 7, a Tanzanian with albinism who had an arm chopped off in a witchcraft-driven attack, puts on his shirt during a prosthetic fitting while he sucks on his lollipop, at the Shriners Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Four Tanzanian children with albinism who lost limbs, fingers, and teeth in superstition-driven attacks made their way home this week after receiving prosthetics - and a dose of confidence - in the United States.

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June 09, 2017 
Mwigulu Magesa, 14, gets help in an examination room during a prosthetic fitting. The children, ages... 
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The Wider Image: Tanzanian child victims of witchcraft attacks get new limbs 
Mwigulu Magesa, 14, gets help in an examination room during a prosthetic fitting. The children, ages 7, 14, 15 and 16, were treated free of charge at Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. Their travel and housing expenses were covered by the Global Medical Relief Fund, a New York-based charity that helps children who have been injured in conflicts or disasters.

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June 09, 2017 
Pendo Noni, 16, looks at her prosthetic hook at the Global Medical Relief Fund house. "When they come... 
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The Wider Image: Tanzanian child victims of witchcraft attacks get new limbs 
Pendo Noni, 16, looks at her prosthetic hook at the Global Medical Relief Fund house. "When they come here, they have lost so much. They have lost part of their youth and part of their dignity," said Elissa Montanti, founder of the fund, who housed them in the New York City borough of Staten Island.

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June 09, 2017 
Baraka Lusambo, 7, Mwigulu Magesa, 14, Emmanuel Rutema, 15, and Pendo Noni 16, eat dinner at a home in... 
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The Wider Image: Tanzanian child victims of witchcraft attacks get new limbs 
Baraka Lusambo, 7, Mwigulu Magesa, 14, Emmanuel Rutema, 15, and Pendo Noni 16, eat dinner at a home in Staten Island. "We put them back together," she said. "When they go back, they have a stronger sense of empowerment." To stay in the United States, the children would have to file for asylum, and the fund can only afford to pay for the them while they receive medical care, Montanti said.

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June 09, 2017 
Mwigulu Magesa (L), 14, Baraka Lusambo, (C), 7, and Pendo Noni 16, wait in the lobby during prosthetic... 
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The Wider Image: Tanzanian child victims of witchcraft attacks get new limbs 
Mwigulu Magesa (L), 14, Baraka Lusambo, (C), 7, and Pendo Noni 16, wait in the lobby during prosthetic arm fittings at the Shriners Hospital in Philadelphia. A congenital disorder affecting about one in 20,000 people worldwide, albinism causes lack of pigment in skin, hair and eyes, and is more common in sub-Saharan Africa than other parts of the world. In Tanzania, it affects about one in 1,400.

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June 09, 2017 
Mwigulu Magesa, 14, waits in an examination room during a prosthetic fitting at the Shriners Hospital... 
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The Wider Image: Tanzanian child victims of witchcraft attacks get new limbs 
Mwigulu Magesa, 14, waits in an examination room during a prosthetic fitting at the Shriners Hospital in Philadelphia. Albinos are attacked for their body parts, which are highly prized in witchcraft and can fetch a high price. Superstition leads many people in Tanzania to believe that albinos are ghosts who bring bad luck. The United Nations estimates that at least 75 albinos were killed in Tanzania between 2000 and 2015 but says that could represent a fraction of the attacks as most occur in secretive rituals in rural areas.

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June 09, 2017 
Mwigulu Magesa, 14, looks at a computer screen at the Global Medical Relief Fund house in Staten Island.... 
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The Wider Image: Tanzanian child victims of witchcraft attacks get new limbs 
Mwigulu Magesa, 14, looks at a computer screen at the Global Medical Relief Fund house in Staten Island. As they moved through the stages of treatment and recovery, drawing, talking among themselves in Swahili, searching for YouTube videos on Google and watching cartoons helped the children heal. They typically visited the hospital five times during their two to three month stay.

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June 09, 2017 
Mwigulu Magesa 14, (R) wakes up Emmanuel Rutema, 15, at the Global Medical Relief Fund house in Staten... 
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The Wider Image: Tanzanian child victims of witchcraft attacks get new limbs 
Mwigulu Magesa 14, (R) wakes up Emmanuel Rutema, 15, at the Global Medical Relief Fund house in Staten Island. Mwigulu Magesa said he wants to be president of Tanzania one day. Emmanuel Rutema wants to be a doctor.

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June 09, 2017 
Pendo Noni, 16, looks out of the window at the Global Medical Relief Fund house in Staten Island. Though... 
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The Wider Image: Tanzanian child victims of witchcraft attacks get new limbs 
Pendo Noni, 16, looks out of the window at the Global Medical Relief Fund house in Staten Island. Though they have a good grasp of English, which they study at home, the children were accompanied by Ester Rwela, a translator and social worker with the charity Under the Same Sun, which advocates for people with albinism. "The first time the Tanzanian kids came in, there was not a lot of conversation. They were extremely shy. They kind of huddled together in a pack," said Dr. Scott Kozin, chief of staff at Shriners Hospital.

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June 09, 2017 
Emmanuel Rutema, 15, holds hands with Baraka Lusambo, 7, while waiting during prosthetic arm fittings... 
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The Wider Image: Tanzanian child victims of witchcraft attacks get new limbs 
Emmanuel Rutema, 15, holds hands with Baraka Lusambo, 7, while waiting during prosthetic arm fittings at the Shriners Hospital. "They weren't used to us and we weren't used to them, and there were a lot of awkward moments. And then as they got to know us, they started to open up to me and to the staff and to the therapists," said Kozin.

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June 09, 2017 
Baraka Lusambo, 7, Mwigulu Magesa, 14, Emmanuel Rutema, 15, and Pendo Noni 16, arrive for prosthetic... 
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The Wider Image: Tanzanian child victims of witchcraft attacks get new limbs 
Baraka Lusambo, 7, Mwigulu Magesa, 14, Emmanuel Rutema, 15, and Pendo Noni 16, arrive for prosthetic arm fittings at the Shriners Hospital in Philadelphia. Near the end of their stay, they would walk into the hospital with confidence, sporting sunglasses and button-down shirts and looking "like they were home," Kozin said.

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June 09, 2017 
Mwigulu Magesa, 14, waits in an examination room during a prosthetic fitting at the Shriners Hospital... 
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The Wider Image: Tanzanian child victims of witchcraft attacks get new limbs 
Mwigulu Magesa, 14, waits in an examination room during a prosthetic fitting at the Shriners Hospital in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri 
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June 09, 2017 
A worker prepares a prosthetic arm during a fitting at the Shriners Hospital in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Carlo... 
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The Wider Image: Tanzanian child victims of witchcraft attacks get new limbs 
A worker prepares a prosthetic arm during a fitting at the Shriners Hospital in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri 
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June 09, 2017 
Baraka Lusambo, 7, puts on his prosthetic arm at the Global Medical Relief Fund house in Staten Island.... 
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The Wider Image: Tanzanian child victims of witchcraft attacks get new limbs 
Baraka Lusambo, 7, puts on his prosthetic arm at the Global Medical Relief Fund house in Staten Island. The children are able to attach and adjust prosthetic arms to their bodies, wash their laundry by hand and hang it to dry and make dinner.

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June 09, 2017 
Pendo Noni, 16, shakes the water out of her clothes as she does laundry at the Global Medical Relief... 
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The Wider Image: Tanzanian child victims of witchcraft attacks get new limbs 
Pendo Noni, 16, shakes the water out of her clothes as she does laundry at the Global Medical Relief Fund house in Staten Island. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri 
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June 09, 2017 
Baraka Lusambo, 7, jumps on a trampoline in Staten Island. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri 
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The Wider Image: Tanzanian child victims of witchcraft attacks get new limbs 
Baraka Lusambo, 7, jumps on a trampoline in Staten Island. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri 
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June 09, 2017 
Baraka Lusambo, 7, puts on his prosthetic arm at the Global Medical Relief Fund house in Staten Island.... 
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The Wider Image: Tanzanian child victims of witchcraft attacks get new limbs 
Baraka Lusambo, 7, puts on his prosthetic arm at the Global Medical Relief Fund house in Staten Island. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri 
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June 09, 2017 
Emmanuel Rutema, 15, and Pendo Noni 16, (R) play air hockey as they wait to have lunch after a prosthetic... 
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The Wider Image: Tanzanian child victims of witchcraft attacks get new limbs 
Emmanuel Rutema, 15, and Pendo Noni 16, (R) play air hockey as they wait to have lunch after a prosthetic fitting at the Shriners Hospital in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri 
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June 09, 2017 
Baraka Lusambo, 7, Pendo Noni 16, Emmanuel Rutema, 15, and Mwigulu Magesa, 14, relax after eating a big... 
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Baraka Lusambo, 7, Pendo Noni 16, Emmanuel Rutema, 15, and Mwigulu Magesa, 14, relax after eating a big dinner at a home in Staten Island. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri 
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June 09, 2017 
Emmanuel Rutema, 15, works on a pencil drawing at the Global Medical Relief Fund house in Staten Island.... 
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The Wider Image: Tanzanian child victims of witchcraft attacks get new limbs 
Emmanuel Rutema, 15, works on a pencil drawing at the Global Medical Relief Fund house in Staten Island. Rutema had an arm and fingers chopped off and part of his tongue pulled out in a witchcraft-driven attack. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri 
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June 09, 2017 
Baraka Lusambo, 7, hugs Teresa Piasecka, supervisory officer for U.S. Customs and Border Protection,... 
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The Wider Image: Tanzanian child victims of witchcraft attacks get new limbs 
Baraka Lusambo, 7, hugs Teresa Piasecka, supervisory officer for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, before his flight home to Tanzania, at JFK airport in New York. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri 
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June 09, 2017 
Baraka Lusambo, 7, Mwigulu Magesa, 14, Emmanuel Rutema, 15, and Pendo Noni 16, arrive with sunglasses... 
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The Wider Image: Tanzanian child victims of witchcraft attacks get new limbs 
Baraka Lusambo, 7, Mwigulu Magesa, 14, Emmanuel Rutema, 15, and Pendo Noni 16, arrive with sunglasses on for prosthetic arm fittings at the Shriners Hospital in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri 
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