buttercups-field-sunA 12 year-old became the center of international attention early in the Iraq war when television pictures showed him crying in a hospital after suffering severe burns during a botched US bombing raid in 2003 that destroyed his home and entire family.

Ali Abbas, now 21, lost both his arms and suffered serious burns. But today, since being fitted with artificial arms in a British Hospital, he lives in prosperous south-west London, is attempting to set up a charity for limbless children, and has married a childhood friend.

(READ the story, w/ photos, from the Telegraph)

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