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Lost Limbs and Uncertain Futures as Afghan Army Casualties Mount

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January 28, 2014
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Taking his first faltering steps since his left leg was blown off by a landmine, Sergeant Muneer Ahmad is grim proof that the Afghan army is paying a heavy price in its war against the Taliban and struggling to care for its wounded.


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Calf Fitted With Prosthetic Legs

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AP (Feb. 3, 2014) — When a retired Texas truck driver and animal lover heard about a calf unable to walk because of frostbitten legs, she wanted to help. The calf is now walking with a pair of prosthetic limbs and is getting a new home. (Feb. 3) Video provided by AP
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Britain's $1M Bionic Man

Britain's $1M Bionic Man

Reuters (Feb. 6, 2013) — A million-dollar bionic man complete with artificial organs, synthetic blood and robot limbs goes on display at London's Science Museum.
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"Bionic Man" Unveiled at London's Science Museum

"Bionic Man" Unveiled at London's Science Museum

AFP (Feb. 5, 2013) — London's Science Museum unveils a million-dollar "bionic man," complete with artificial organs, synthetic blood and robot limbs.
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