8.10.06

wearing an artificial right leg


12-year-old Sumia Muktiar, wearing an artificial right leg, sits in a chair while her younger sister looks through the window on the front porch of their home in the village of Lungerpora in the Kashmir region of Pakistan Sept 20, 2006. Muktiar lost her right leg, and another younger sister died, in the earthquake on Oct. 8, 2005. Officials estimate that at least 2,000 children lost limbs, fingers or toes in Kashmir alone in the quake and its aftermath, many of whom have not yet been fitted for new limbs due to scarce funds