Tanzanian child victims of witchcraft attacks get new limbs

Four Tanzanian children with albinism who lost limbs, fingers, and teeth in superstition-driven attacks made their way home this week after receiving prosthetics – and a dose of confidence – in the United States. (Reuters)

Photography by Carlo Allegri/Reuters

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Mwigulu Magesaa waits in an examination room

Mwigulu Magesaa 14, a Tanzanian with albinism who had an arm chopped off in a witchcraft-driven attack, waits in an examination room during a prosthetic fitting at the Shriners Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa., on May 30, 2017. (Photo: Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

Mwigulu Magesaa gets help during a prosthetic fitting

Mwigulu Magesaa 14, a Tanzanian with albinism who had an arm chopped off in a witchcraft-driven attack, gets help in an examination room during a prosthetic fitting at the Shriners Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa., on May 30, 2017. (Photo: Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

Baraka Lusambo puts on his shirt

Baraka Lusambo, 7, a Tanzanian with albinism who had an arm chopped off in a witchcraft-driven attack, puts on his shirt during a prosthetic fitting while he sucks on his lollipop, at the Shriners Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa., on May 30, 2017. (Photo: Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

Emmanuel Rutema holds hands with Baraka Lusambo

Emmanuel Rutema, 15, holds hands with Baraka Lusambo, 7, while waiting during prosthetic arm fittings at the Shriners Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa., on May 30, 2017. (Photo: Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

The children arrive for prosthetic arm fittings

Baraka Lusambo, 7, Mwigulu Magesaa 14, Emmanuel Rutema, 15, and Pendo Noni 16, Tanzanians with albinism who had body parts chopped off in witchcraft-driven attacks, arrive for prosthetic arm fittings at the Shriners Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa., on May 30, 2017. (Photo: Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

Emmanuel Rutema drawing

Emmanuel Rutema, 15, works on a pencil drawing at the Global Medical Relief Fund house in the Staten Island borough of New York City, June 2, 2017. Rutema, a Tanzanian with albinism, had an arm and fingers chopped off and part of his tongue pulled out in a witchcraft-driven attack. (Photo: Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

A worker prepares a prosthetic arm

A worker prepares a prosthetic arm during a fitting at the Shriners Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa., on May 30, 2017. (Photo: Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

Pendo Noni looks at her prosthetic hook

Pendo Noni, 16, a Tanzanian with albinism who had an arm chopped off in a witchcraft-driven attack, looks at her prosthetic hook at the Global Medical Relief Fund house in the Staten Island borough of New York City, June 2, 2017. (Photo: Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

Pendo Noni does laundry

Pendo Noni, 16, a Tanzanian with albinism who had an arm chopped off in a witchcraft-driven attack, shakes the water out of her clothes as she does laundry at the Global Medical Relief Fund house in the Staten Island borough of New York City, June 2, 2017. (Photo: Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

The children wait during prosthetic arm fittings

Mwigulu Magesaa (L), 14, Baraka Lusambo, (C), 7, and Pendo Noni 16, wait in the lobby during prosthetic arm fittings at the Shriners Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa., May 30, 2017. All three are Tanzanians with albinism who had body parts chopped off in witchcraft-driven attacks. (Photo: Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

Baraka Lusambo jumps on a trampoline

Baraka Lusambo, 7, a Tanzanian with albinism who had an arm chopped off in a witchcraft-driven attack, jumps on a trampoline in the Staten Island borough of New York City, June 3, 2017. (Photo: Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

Mwigulu Magesaa wakes up Emmanuel Rutema

Mwigulu Magesaa 14, (R) wakes up Emmanuel Rutema, 15, both Tanzanians with albinism who had body parts chopped off in witchcraft-driven attacks, at the Global Medical Relief Fund house in the Staten Island borough of New York City, June 2, 2017. ((Photo: Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

Mwigulu Magesaa looks at a computer screen

Mwigulu Magesaa 14, a Tanzanian with albinism who had an arm chopped off in a witchcraft-driven attack, looks at a computer screen at the Global Medical Relief Fund house in the Staten Island borough of New York City, June 2, 2017. (Photo: Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

The children eat dinner in Staten Island

Baraka Lusambo, 7, Mwigulu Magesaa 14, Emmanuel Rutema, 15, and Pendo Noni 16, Tanzanians with albinism who had body parts chopped off in witchcraft-driven attacks, eat dinner at a home in the Staten Island borough of New York City, June 4, 2017. (Photo: Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

The children relax at home in Staten Island

Baraka Lusambo, 7, Pendo Noni 16, Emmanuel Rutema, 15, and Mwigulu Magesaa 14, Tanzanians with albinism who had body parts chopped off in witchcraft-driven attacks, relax after eating a big dinner at a home in the Staten Island borough of New York City, June 4, 2017. (Photo: Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

Baraka Lusamb puts on his prosthetic arm

Baraka Lusambo, 7, a Tanzanian with albinism who had an arm chopped off in a witchcraft-driven attack, puts on his prosthetic arm at the Global Medical Relief Fund house in the Staten Island borough of New York City, June 3, 2017. (Photo: Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

Pendo Noni looks out of the window at home in Staten Island

Pendo Noni, 16, a Tanzanian with albinism who had an arm chopped off in a witchcraft-driven attack, looks out of the window at the Global Medical Relief Fund house in the Staten Island borough of New York City, June 2, 2017. (Photo: Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

Emmanuel Rutema and Pendo Noni play air hockey

Emmanuel Rutema, 15, and Pendo Noni 16, (R) play air hockey as they wait to have lunch after a prosthetic fitting at the Shriners Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa., May 30, 2017. Rutema and Noni are Tanzanians with albinism who had body parts chopped off in witchcraft-driven attacks. (Photo: Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

Baraka Lusambo departs for Tanzania

Baraka Lusambo, 7, a Tanzanian with albinism who had his arm chopped off in a witchcraft-driven attack, hugs Teresa Piasecka, supervisory officer for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, before his flight home to Tanzania, at JFK airport in New York, June 6, 2017. (Photo: Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

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