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Landmine victims share stories to mark awareness day

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Angela Ruales was just 14 when she stepped on a landmine in Colombia last year that tore off her legs and claimed the life of her two-month-old niece. 

The Secretary General of the Organization of American States Jose Miguel Insulza (2ndL), victim of a landmine Angela Ruales, and Colombian Vice President Angelino Garzon in Medellin on April 4, 2014

Seventeen years earlier, Afghan schoolboy Firoz Ali Alizada lost both of his legs after stepping on a landmine as he strolled to school with his classmates.

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