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"UNDER A NUCLEAR CLOUD"
SEMEY, KAZAKHSTAN, JANUARY 12 Nikita Bochkaryov shares a tender moment with his mother Sybilla in their apartment in Semey, Kazakhstan Jan. 12, 2009. Being born with Infantile Cerebral Palsy, he cannot speak or control his limbs: he uses a keyboard and a stick to communicate. His life exists on the Internet, where his mind is liberated from his physical disability, enabling him to write stories, letters and poems, and communicate with his loved ones.