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Amani, 9, sits in the recreational hall at the Mitindo primary school for the blind in Tanzania, where he enrolled after the mutilation-murder last year of his sister, Mariam Emmanuel, 5. She was an albino and the youngest in a string of murders that has left 43 albinos dead in a year, not counting newborns killed by their own parents. Local residents say witch doctors use albino organs and bones in concoctions to divine for diamonds in the soil, and fishermen have been known to weave albino hair into their nets hoping for a big catch on Lake Victoria.
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