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Young Afghan Swimmer Trains For Paralympic Games

Abbas Karimi, 14, who was born with no arms, is a swimmer with ambitions to earn a gold medal for Afghanistan at the next Paralympic Games. If he receives the support required, the teenager will be the first Afghan to represent his country as a swimmer at the games, which will take place in Brazil in 2016. (7 PHOTOS)

Abbas Karimi stands beside a public swimming pool in Kabul.
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Abbas Karimi stands beside a public swimming pool in Kabul.

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Karimi drinks milk using his foot to hold the cup.
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Karimi drinks milk using his foot to hold the cup.

Karimi takes a break by the pool.
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Karimi takes a break by the pool.

A lesson at Karimi's school in Kabul
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A lesson at Karimi's school in Kabul

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