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Nguyen Thi Kieu Nhung sits inside her family home next to the Danang airbase in Danang, Vietnam on Thursday, May 21, 2007. The girl was born with physical deformities, including twisted limbs, a misshapen head, and protruding eyes suspected by local health officials to have been caused by dioxin in the chemical defoliant Agent Orange. (David Guttenfelder/Associated Press)

A physically and mentally disabled child sits on the steps of a hospital ward at a 'peace village' center in the village of Thuy An, Vietnam.

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Trien Meng Hiep, 9, against wall, is hugged by another boy at a 'Peace Village' center in Tu Du hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

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Neighborhood children look through a window at Tran Thi Le Huyen, 23, sitting in a wheelchair in her family home in Danang, Vietnam.

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A group of boys play together at a center for Agent Orange victims in Danang, Vietnam.

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Nguyen Xuan Minh, age 6, rests in his bed at the 'Peace Village' of Tu Du hospital in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Thirteen-year-old Tran Minh Anh, left, who was born in Long An Province and suffers from a disease called X-linked ichthyosis, is tied down to a bed to protect from hurting himself at the 'Peace Village' of Tu Du hospital in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Ngyuyen Thi Thuy Lieu kisses and hugs her daughter Ngyuyen Thi Trang Ngan as she feeds her lunch on their family bed at their home in Danang, Vietnam.

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Agent Orange



A girl born without eyes sits in a cot at the Peace Village at Tu Du hospital in Ho Chi Minh City February 3, 2004.  [Reuters]


A Vietnamese girl with no arms reads using her feet to hold a book at the Peace Village in Tu Du hospital February 3, 2004. The hospital's chef de service Doctor Ng Thi Phuong Tan suspects many of the children are deformed in the womb due to exposure to Agent Orange. Two-thirds of the children at the Peace Village are from areas that were heavily sprayed by the highly toxic defoilant during the Viet Nam War.  [Reuters]

Stillborn deformed fetuses preserved in formaldehyde at the Tu Du Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City. Source


Siamese twins, one with cerebral malformation, preserved at the Tu Du Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City. Source


Lien, eight, and her sister, Hein, six, were both born without lenses in their eyes.
Their father was sprayed when he was a truck driver in the South. Source


Pheak, 12 years old, was brought to the city by his parents to beg.
Armless, legless, he is fed and cared for by his brother. Source


One of the many sets of Siamese twins born at the Tu Du hospital in Ho Chi Minh City. Source
These boys are seven years old; the one on the right is brain-dead. They were eventually separated.


Le Thi Hoa, 14, born stunted with deformed fingers, demonstrates
her excellent penmanship. Source