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Sudanese woman builds a life without hands

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Hokom Al, a disabled woman, uses her foot to pour coffee which she prepared for neighbours at her home in a rural area near Khartoum, Sudan, on March 7, 2012. The 45 year old was born without hands.

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Hokom Al, a disabled woman, uses her foot to hold a spoon of sugar as she makes coffee for neighbors.

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Hokom Al, a disabled woman, uses her mouth to hang clothes to dry in a rural area in Khartoum on March 7.

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