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Friday, June 14, 2013

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Leprosy Villiage in China (13 pics)

Disfigured, but defiant, these are the last surviving members of a Chinese leper colony who were banished from society because many believed they were cursed.

In Luduo, one of nearly 200 leprosy villages in Yunnan province, close to 80 sufferers were quarantined when it was first established.

But the majority have since died in the camp without ever seeing their relatives again, even after they were cured, because of the stigma attached to the condition. 


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