The hands of a leper from the Yi ethnic minority are pictured as he stands outside his house in Dayingpan Village

posted on 21/03/2015

The hands of Ren’er Futie, a 70-year-old leper from the Yi ethnic minority, are pictured as he stands outside his house in Dayingpan Village in Yuexi County, Sichuan province December 15, 2007. Dayingpan Village, known by locals in the surrounding area as “ghost village”, used to be the place of exile for lepers, and is now home to around 80 families, including 105 residents still suffering from the disease, local media reported. Picture taken December 15, 2007. REUTERS/Joe Chan (CHINA) – RTX4V4J

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