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Albino girl with her mother's hands on the head, Tanzania | by Eric Lafforgue
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Albino girl with her mother's hands on the head, Tanzania

Miss Zamda and her mother's hands.

A court sentenced four people to death in Tanzania for the killing of an albino man.

The four were sentenced to die by hanging for removing his body parts,

Seven people have been sentenced to death for the killing of more than 50 Tanzanian albinos in the past two years.

Body parts of albinos are sought in some regions of Africa because they are believed to bring wealth and good luck. Attackers chop off limbs and pluck out organs to sell to witchdoctors.

10,000 albinos are in hiding in east Africa.

 

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Taken on February 8, 2009