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Double amputee clears mines in Iraq

Hoshyar Ali, who lost both legs in a landmine explosion, walks in a minefield trying to deactivate the devices on the outskirts of the Kurdish town of Halabja, Iraq January 4, 2019. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

Hoshyar Ali, who lost both legs in a landmine explosion, walks in a minefield trying to deactivate the devices on the outskirts of the Kurdish town of Halabja, Iraq January 4, 2019. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

Hoshyar Ali, who lost both legs in a landmine explosion, walks in a minefield trying to deactivate the devices on the outskirts of the Kurdish town of Halabja, Iraq January 4, 2019. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed
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Hoshyar Ali sits next deactivated mines at his home in Halabja. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

Hoshyar Ali sits next deactivated mines at his home in Halabja. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

Hoshyar Ali sits next deactivated mines at his home in Halabja. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed
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Hoshyar Ali deactivates mines on the outskirts of Halabja. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

Hoshyar Ali deactivates mines on the outskirts of Halabja. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

Hoshyar Ali deactivates mines on the outskirts of Halabja. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed
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Hoshyar Ali shows a photo from the 1980s, when he was fighting with the Kurdish Peshmerga, on his mobile phone. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

Hoshyar Ali shows a photo from the 1980s, when he was fighting with the Kurdish Peshmerga, on his mobile phone. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

Hoshyar Ali shows a photo from the 1980s, when he was fighting with the Kurdish Peshmerga, on his mobile phone. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed
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Hoshyar Ali sits near the place where he lost his legs in a landmine explosion in the Hawar area on the border between Iraq and Iran. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

Hoshyar Ali sits near the place where he lost his legs in a landmine explosion in the Hawar area on the border between Iraq and Iran. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

Hoshyar Ali sits near the place where he lost his legs in a landmine explosion in the Hawar area on the border between Iraq and Iran. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed
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Hoshyar Ali refers to the tomb where both his legs are buried. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

Hoshyar Ali refers to the tomb where both his legs are buried. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

Hoshyar Ali refers to the tomb where both his legs are buried. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed
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Hoshyar Ali refers to newspapers that have published his story about the loss of his limbs, at his home in Halabja. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

Hoshyar Ali refers to newspapers that have published his story about the loss of his limbs, at his home in Halabja. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

Hoshyar Ali refers to newspapers that have published his story about the loss of his limbs, at his home in Halabja. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed
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Hoshyar Ali is seen with others collecting deactivated mines on the outskirts of Halabja. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

Hoshyar Ali is seen with others collecting deactivated mines on the outskirts of Halabja. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

Hoshyar Ali is seen with others collecting deactivated mines on the outskirts of Halabja. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed
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A warning sign is seen at a minefield on the outskirts of Halabja. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

A warning sign is seen at a minefield on the outskirts of Halabja. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

A warning sign is seen at a minefield on the outskirts of Halabja. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed
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Hoshyar Ali holds mines while trying to deactivate them. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

Hoshyar Ali holds mines while trying to deactivate them. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

Hoshyar Ali holds mines while trying to deactivate them. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed
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Hoshyar Ali opens the door of his car which has a minefield warning sign mounted on the front. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

Hoshyar Ali opens the door of his car which has a minefield warning sign mounted on the front. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

Hoshyar Ali opens the door of his car which has a minefield warning sign mounted on the front. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed
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Hoshyar Ali displays deactivated mines at his home. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

Hoshyar Ali displays deactivated mines at his home. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

Hoshyar Ali displays deactivated mines at his home. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed
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Hoshyar Ali holds his son next to deactivated mines at his home. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

Hoshyar Ali holds his son next to deactivated mines at his home. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

Hoshyar Ali holds his son next to deactivated mines at his home. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed
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Bariz, son of Hoshyar Ali, carries a deactivated mine at his home. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

Bariz, son of Hoshyar Ali, carries a deactivated mine at his home. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

Bariz, son of Hoshyar Ali, carries a deactivated mine at his home. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed
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Hoshyar Ali poses with his family at his home. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

Hoshyar Ali poses with his family at his home. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

Hoshyar Ali poses with his family at his home. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed
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Hoshyar Ali drinks tea with people at Halabja souk. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

Hoshyar Ali drinks tea with people at Halabja souk. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

Hoshyar Ali drinks tea with people at Halabja souk. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed
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