1996 Photo Contest, Arts and Entertainment, 2nd prize

Nian Zeng

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01 January, 1995

Millionaire Liu Xigui put together this group of disabled acrobats five years ago. The troupe consists of 11 boys and five girls, aged between seven and 23. Six of the young acrobats are mute, two have growth defects, and seven have only one arm or one leg. Liu Xigui's goddaughter is the only member of the group without physical disabilities. When they are not on tour, the youngsters live at a specially equipped house in Manchuria, where they are trained by retired acrobats.

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Nian Zeng

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