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TANZANIA-ALBINOS-AFRICA-HUMAN-RIGHTS

Albino people walk at a clinic run by the NGO, Standing Voice, on Ukerewe Island in Victoria lake during International Albinism Awareness day on June 13, 2016. Albinism affects the development of human eyes so eye checks are a vital service needed by Albinos. Ukerewe island is home to many albinos. Many of the first albinos to live on the island were taken there and abandoned by their families as children or fled from violence they had faced on the mainland. Ukerewe island is now seen as a safer place for Albinos to live and integrate, as supersperstition has caused the practice of mutilation and killing of albinos by some witchdoctors for many years both in Tanzania and other African countries. / AFP / CARL DE SOUZA (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP via Getty Images)
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Credit:
CARL DE SOUZA / Stringer
Editorial #:
539861636
Collection:
AFP
Date created:
13 June, 2016
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Source:
AFP
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Object name:
AFP_BT5KU
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