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in Society, on the 16th of September 2010

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An Albino in Mozambique
Albinos in Africa are in full view within the black population of Mozambique. Parents regularly abandon them, leaving albinos to
survive on the streets alone. Tete, Mozambique. 16/09/2010

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Albinism - a congenital absence of melanin in the body which affects the color of skin, hair and eyes. In European
countries albinos do not stand out as much due to high multiracial countries, yet in Africa they live in heavily populated
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In Tanzania, there are a lot of cases where albinos were killed and their organs were eaten to "heal" diseases. In
Zimbabwe, it is a popular belief that raping an albino woman will "cure" AIDS. Albinos in Mozambique however are not
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