In this Jan. 8, 2005 photo, men who lost their legs after stepping on anti-personnel mines learn to walk with their prosthesis at the Orthopedic Center of the Red Cross, which runs one of the best ... more 
In this Jan. 8, 2005 photo, men who lost their legs after stepping on anti-personnel mines learn to walk with their prosthesis at the Orthopedic Center of the Red Cross, which runs one of the best rehabilitation centers in the country and is one of the few that provides prostheses to patients, including children, who had been blown up by forgotten mines in rural areas in Kabul, Afghanistan. Emilio Morenatti's world changed on Aug. 11, 2009 when during his embed in southern Afghanistan with the U.S. military, which was to have been his last patrol before going home, the eight-wheel armored Stryker vehicle in which he was traveling with U.S. soldiers hit a roadside bomb and flipped over, knocking him unconscious. "I never stop thinking about those Afghan patients and how they were facing their rehabilitation process even in that calamitous center," writes Morenatti, who lost his leg below the knee in the bomb blast. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Emilio Morenatti
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