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HIV-positive orphan only student in school for eight years in China

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Teacher Wang Lijun plays basketball with Xiao Liang.

Xiao Liang (meaning Little Bright) is an orphan carrying HIV and is the only student in a specialized school in Baoshan village in northeast China's Liaoning province. Teacher Wang Lijun has ridden a bike about 20 kilometers each day to teach and take care of Xiao Liang since 2004, when the boy was turned down by the public school in the village for fear of the disease. A room offered by the village committee has been his classroom for the past eight years.

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Wang Lijun instructs Xiao Liang.

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Wang Lijun takes Xiao Liang home on his bike after school hours.

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Teacher Wang Lijun, left, lowers the national flag as as Xiao Liang salutes.