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Former President Bill Clinton kisses Chen Li, a disabled woman who has opened a school for the disabled in China, at the Clinton Global Initiative 2012 during the final day of the event in New York September 25, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Burton

Former President Bill Clinton kisses Chen Li, a disabled woman who has opened a school for the disabled in China, at the Clinton Global Initiative 2012 during the final day of the event in New York September 25, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Burton

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The American Association of People with Disabilities and the National Council on Independent Living holds a rally to demand that the lobby group stop efforts to block equal access to hotel swimming pools and spas, in Washington June 14, 2012. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

The American Association of People with Disabilities and the National Council on Independent Living holds a rally to demand that the lobby group stop efforts to block equal access to hotel swimming pools and spas, in Washington June 14, 2012. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

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Willy Martinez, 27, a member of the Venezuelan Paralympics team, lifts weights during training in Caracas April 24, 2012. Martinez was a high-ranked Venezuelan boxer at the age of 18 when an enraged relative cut off his hand with a machete. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Willy Martinez, 27, a member of the Venezuelan Paralympics team, lifts weights during training in Caracas April 24, 2012. Martinez was a high-ranked Venezuelan boxer at the age of 18 when an enraged relative cut off his hand with a machete. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

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Players from a local football club Laman Az formed by landmine victims, with assistance from local NGO Laman Az, look on during a practice match in a sports hall in the Chechen capital Grozny November 8, 2011. REUTERS/Diana Markosian

Players from a local football club Laman Az formed by landmine victims, with assistance from local NGO Laman Az, look on during a practice match in a sports hall in the Chechen capital Grozny November 8, 2011. REUTERS/Diana Markosian

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A disabled man jumps over a puddle of water near a railway at a Jakarta slum area May 2, 2011. REUTERS/Beawiharta

A disabled man jumps over a puddle of water near a railway at a Jakarta slum area May 2, 2011. REUTERS/Beawiharta

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Kaushalya Hirushani (L), 7, plays with her brother Kulufew, 3, at the Aawas International personalised prosthetic limb clinic and manufacturer in Nagoda, 40km (25 miles) south of Colombo, Sri Lanka, December 3, 2009. Hirushani was born without legs or hands and Aawas International has agreed to build her legs on a low payment scheme. REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds

Kaushalya Hirushani (L), 7, plays with her brother Kulufew, 3, at the Aawas International personalised prosthetic limb clinic and manufacturer in Nagoda, 40km (25 miles) south of Colombo, Sri Lanka, December 3, 2009. Hirushani was born without legs or hands and Aawas International has agreed to build her legs on a low payment scheme. REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds

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A disabled girl sits next to her mother during a protest organized by the All India Parents Association in New Delhi February 13, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A disabled girl sits next to her mother during a protest organized by the All India Parents Association in New Delhi February 13, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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A disabled girl embraces a doll during a session of physical therapy at the Association for the Aid of Disabled Children (AACD) in Sao Paulo March 19, 2012. The AACD, a non-profit organization that began in 1950 with just 14 patients, now works with some 8,000 young victims of disabling conditions and diseases such as cerebral palsy to give them better physical skills and improve their lives. Most of the patients are from...more

A disabled girl embraces a doll during a session of physical therapy at the Association for the Aid of Disabled Children (AACD) in Sao Paulo March 19, 2012. The AACD, a non-profit organization that began in 1950 with just 14 patients, now works with some 8,000 young victims of disabling conditions and diseases such as cerebral palsy to give them better physical skills and improve their lives. Most of the patients are from impoverished or broken homes. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

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Geovany Gonzalez with cerebral palsy, interacts with Fiona, a therapeutically trained dog, as it tries to lick his face during a therapy session at the Colitas Foundation in Panama City September 22, 2012. The Colitas Foundation, run by Mario Chang, sponsors a programme using trained dogs for therapeutic practice and to help improve the quality of life of children and teenagers with mental and physical disabilities such as Down...more

Geovany Gonzalez with cerebral palsy, interacts with Fiona, a therapeutically trained dog, as it tries to lick his face during a therapy session at the Colitas Foundation in Panama City September 22, 2012. The Colitas Foundation, run by Mario Chang, sponsors a programme using trained dogs for therapeutic practice and to help improve the quality of life of children and teenagers with mental and physical disabilities such as Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and autism. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

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A stylist applies make-up on a disabled girl before she takes part in a fashion show in Minsk December 3, 2012. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A stylist applies make-up on a disabled girl before she takes part in a fashion show in Minsk December 3, 2012. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

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Deaf ballet student Vitoria Torres (L) and her handicapped classmate Julia Carruci rehearse Don Quixote at the Association of Ballet and Arts for the Blind, in Sao Paulo November 5, 2011. The Association was founded by ballerina and physiotherapist Fernanda Bianchini in 1995, when she decided to teach classical ballet to the blind for free. Since then her classes have been opened to the deaf and mute, and even to children and...more

Deaf ballet student Vitoria Torres (L) and her handicapped classmate Julia Carruci rehearse Don Quixote at the Association of Ballet and Arts for the Blind, in Sao Paulo November 5, 2011. The Association was founded by ballerina and physiotherapist Fernanda Bianchini in 1995, when she decided to teach classical ballet to the blind for free. Since then her classes have been opened to the deaf and mute, and even to children and youths with other handicaps. Bianchi says that the school's main goal is to teach self-esteem to the students. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

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Qian Hongyan, 16, from the Yunzhinan Swimming Club for the handicapped, climbs onto a platform during a daily training session at a swimming centre in Kunming, southwest China's Yunnan province, July 30, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Qian Hongyan, 16, from the Yunzhinan Swimming Club for the handicapped, climbs onto a platform during a daily training session at a swimming centre in Kunming, southwest China's Yunnan province, July 30, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Lee

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Ten-year-old Lucas Amorim, who has phocomelia, affecting the growth of his arms, swims during a training session in Manaus, Amazonas State, September 19, 2012. Lucas, who was motivated to become a swimmer two years ago by a cousin who is also handicapped and swims competitively, recently won the Amazonas State championship in the S5 category of 50m freestyle for his age group. Apart from his dreams of representing Brazil in a...more

Ten-year-old Lucas Amorim, who has phocomelia, affecting the growth of his arms, swims during a training session in Manaus, Amazonas State, September 19, 2012. Lucas, who was motivated to become a swimmer two years ago by a cousin who is also handicapped and swims competitively, recently won the Amazonas State championship in the S5 category of 50m freestyle for his age group. Apart from his dreams of representing Brazil in a future Paralympics, Lucas wants to be a civil engineer some day. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

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Israel's Moran Samuel's (seen at rear) wheelchair is seen as she returns to the platform at the end of a training session at the Yarkon stream in Tel Aviv May 21, 2012. REUTERS/ Nir Elias

Israel's Moran Samuel's (seen at rear) wheelchair is seen as she returns to the platform at the end of a training session at the Yarkon stream in Tel Aviv May 21, 2012. REUTERS/ Nir Elias

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A pair of sunglasses, covered with tape, is seen on the track as its owner, a blind runner (back) from the Venezuelan Paralympics team, trains with a guide in Caracas April 17, 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A pair of sunglasses, covered with tape, is seen on the track as its owner, a blind runner (back) from the Venezuelan Paralympics team, trains with a guide in Caracas April 17, 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

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Wheelchair-bound Palestinian freelance photographer Moamen Qreiqea takes pictures of his daughter outside his home in Gaza City October 1, 2012. Qreiqea, 25, lost both his legs in an Israeli air strike in 2008 while taking pictures east of Gaza. The father of two is determined to continue his career despite his disability. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Wheelchair-bound Palestinian freelance photographer Moamen Qreiqea takes pictures of his daughter outside his home in Gaza City October 1, 2012. Qreiqea, 25, lost both his legs in an Israeli air strike in 2008 while taking pictures east of Gaza. The father of two is determined to continue his career despite his disability. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

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A physically disabled woman on her wheelchair clashes with riot police in the centre of La Paz, February 23, 2012. Hundreds of physically disabled people arrived in La Paz after completing a protest march of some 1600 km (994 miles) over a hundred days to demand that Bolivia's government offer support in the form of 3000 bolivianos ($434) payment to each physically disabled Bolivian, according to local media. REUTERS/David Mercado more

A physically disabled woman on her wheelchair clashes with riot police in the centre of La Paz, February 23, 2012. Hundreds of physically disabled people arrived in La Paz after completing a protest march of some 1600 km (994 miles) over a hundred days to demand that Bolivia's government offer support in the form of 3000 bolivianos ($434) payment to each physically disabled Bolivian, according to local media. REUTERS/David Mercado

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People hold signs as they take part in a rally against government cutbacks for disabled people during the International Day of Persons with Disabilities in the Andalusian capital of Seville December 3, 2012. The signs read, "Disabled persons sentenced to the exclusion". REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo

People hold signs as they take part in a rally against government cutbacks for disabled people during the International Day of Persons with Disabilities in the Andalusian capital of Seville December 3, 2012. The signs read, "Disabled persons sentenced to the exclusion". REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo

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A man who lost both legs in the 1980s Iran-Iraq war pushes his wheelchair as he leaves a consultation meeting for war veterans at the Old Parliament building in Tehran March 2, 2009. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

A man who lost both legs in the 1980s Iran-Iraq war pushes his wheelchair as he leaves a consultation meeting for war veterans at the Old Parliament building in Tehran March 2, 2009. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

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Sun Jifa raises up his prosthetic forearms as he poses for a picture in Yong Ji county, Jilin province, September 25, 2012. Chinese farmer Sun, who lost his forearms in a dynamite fishing accident 32 years ago, could not afford to buy prosthesis. He spent two years guiding his two nephews to build him prosthesis from scrap metal, plastic and rubber. Over the years, Sun and his nephews have built about 300 prosthetic limbs for...more

Sun Jifa raises up his prosthetic forearms as he poses for a picture in Yong Ji county, Jilin province, September 25, 2012. Chinese farmer Sun, who lost his forearms in a dynamite fishing accident 32 years ago, could not afford to buy prosthesis. He spent two years guiding his two nephews to build him prosthesis from scrap metal, plastic and rubber. Over the years, Sun and his nephews have built about 300 prosthetic limbs for people in need, charging 3000 RMB ($476) each. REUTERS/Sheng Li

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A U.S. soldier with a prosthetic limb uses his mobile phone to film a ceremony for U.S. soldiers who sustained combat injuries in Iraq at Al Faw Palace in U.S. Camp Victory in Baghdad May 9, 2010. REUTERS/Mohammed Ameen

A U.S. soldier with a prosthetic limb uses his mobile phone to film a ceremony for U.S. soldiers who sustained combat injuries in Iraq at Al Faw Palace in U.S. Camp Victory in Baghdad May 9, 2010. REUTERS/Mohammed Ameen

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Students, Tania (L) and Meem, climb up a flight of stairs in a residence for visually impaired girls at the Baptist Mission Integrated School (BMIS) in Dhaka May 18, 2010. About 76 visually impaired girls and women reside in BMIS where they receive special education which covers mobility, Braille, daily living skills, hygiene and physical exercises. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj

Students, Tania (L) and Meem, climb up a flight of stairs in a residence for visually impaired girls at the Baptist Mission Integrated School (BMIS) in Dhaka May 18, 2010. About 76 visually impaired girls and women reside in BMIS where they receive special education which covers mobility, Braille, daily living skills, hygiene and physical exercises. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj

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Nick Vujicic, an Australian born without limbs, gives a motivational conference at the Radisson hotel in San Jose, February 5, 2009. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate

Nick Vujicic, an Australian born without limbs, gives a motivational conference at the Radisson hotel in San Jose, February 5, 2009. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate

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Ivan Vasilevich, 61, a handicapped pensioner, looks out of the window as he has a short break from his job in the village of Garenichi, some 110 km (68 miles) east of Minsk, November 30, 2012. Vasilevich has a disability pension of about 2400000 Belarussian roubles ( $300) a month, and earns extra money by producing baskets out of willow twigs for a local market. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Ivan Vasilevich, 61, a handicapped pensioner, looks out of the window as he has a short break from his job in the village of Garenichi, some 110 km (68 miles) east of Minsk, November 30, 2012. Vasilevich has a disability pension of about 2400000 Belarussian roubles ( $300) a month, and earns extra money by producing baskets out of willow twigs for a local market. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

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Macedonian paraplegic athlete Mile Stojkoski pushes himself on a highway during a marathon from his native town of Krusevo to the London Olympics, in Belgrade March 28, 2012. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Macedonian paraplegic athlete Mile Stojkoski pushes himself on a highway during a marathon from his native town of Krusevo to the London Olympics, in Belgrade March 28, 2012. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

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