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Ed Ou
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"under a nuclear cloud"

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Ed Ou
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Deaf high school students converse in sign language in the backstage of a community center during a festival featuring performances by 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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