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Last Updated: Friday December 10 2004 20:37 GMT

Ali learns to paint with his feet

One of the paintings Ali painted in 2003
Ali Abbas, the Iraqi boy who lost his arms and family in the Iraq war, is having pictures he painted with his feet printed on greetings cards again.

The 13-year-old did his first paintings last year. Some were printed on cards and sold to raise money for charity.

They sold out and it looks like his new paintings will be made into cards too.

"Due to public demand we're looking into making a greetings card using Ali's new pictures," a spokesperson for the Limbless Association said.

Ali loves footie

The charity helped Ali when he moved to the UK from his home in Iraq.

The football-loving teenager lost both his arms and was terribly burned after coalition bombs hit his house on 31 March 2003.

Thousands of people donated money so that Ali could be treated in the UK. He now has hi-tech false limbs.

After moving to London, Ali settled in a school and learned English.


He recently went on a trip to Spain and Germany to raise awareness of how to help children around the world who have lost limbs.

And he's even been back to Iraq with his friend Ahmed, who was injured at the same time, to visit his surviving family.

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