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Sri Lankan army holds athletic competition for disabled officers

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A disabled officer of the Sri Lankan army participates in a long-jump event during an athletic competition for disabled soldiers in Diyagama, Sri Lanka on Aug. 14, 2012. Tens of thousands of soldiers were wounded in a quarter-century civil war between government troops and separatist Tamil Tiger rebels which ended in 2009 after Sri Lankan soldiers crushed the rebels.

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A sightless officer of the Sri Lankan army, left, participates in a 100-meter race for the blind, with help from a colleague, during an athletic competition for disabled soldiers in Diyagama, Sri Lanka on Aug. 14.

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Disabled officers of the Sri Lankan army participate in a 100-meter wheel-chair race during an athletic competition for disabled soldiers in Diyagama, Sri Lanka on Aug. 14.

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