1984 Photo Contest, Arts and Sciences, Honorable mention

Valery Khristoforov


01 May, 1983

Original caption from World Press Photo (1984)

In an operation lasting several hours, surgeon Ramaz Datiashvili reattaches Rasa's feet to her legs at the All-Union Research Surgery Centre. Rasa (3) had an accident while playing and both of her feet were cut off by a mowing machine.


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Valery Khristoforov

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