Foot binding, which involved deforming or even breaking the bones of the feet, was practiced in China for over 1,000 years. What do you think of this practice dying out?
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Top image: The bound feet of Wang Guifeng, 79, sitting next to a neighbor with unbound feet. Bottom image: Xiong Xiufeng, 89, (left) and Zhu Xiaoqiong, 91, walk through their ancient village. They are two of three remaining women with bound feet in a village where the practice was once common. These women are the last reminder of a tradition that was intended as a status symbol, and a key to the women's chances of marrying into wealth.