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Ed Ou
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"under a nuclear cloud"

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Ed Ou
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16-year-old Ospanova Kamila, center, suffering from hypothyroidsm, leading to osteochondrodysrophy readies backstage for a dance performance during a talent show featuring disabled children in Semey, Kazakhstan. Due to its proximity to the Nuclear Polygon, where the Soviets test detonated over five hundred nuclear weapons during the Cold War, Kazakhs in the region have suffered from high rates of disabilities related to radiation exposure.



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