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In pictures: Life in a Sudanese leper colony


Ancient but curable

Several kilometres outside the southern Sudanese capital, Juba, is a leper colony, where those suffering from the ancient but curable disease come for treatment.

Lepers have traditionally been ostracised by their communities, but at the colony in Lori-Rokwe, victims are cared for by their families. There are some 3,000 people living in the colony, but only about 350 have the disease.

This woman, with a child as her guide, is blind.

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