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March 12, 2019

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In Sierra Leone, Bombali Amputee Football Association team captain Mohamad intercepts the ball mid-flight, showing off athleticism and resilience. "The decade-long civil war in Sierra Leone was witness to horrifying deliberate amputations by rebel forces," explains Your Shot photographer Chris Parkes. "Out of this grew amputee communities and amputee football teams." This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our photo community on Instagram. Follow us on Instagram at @natgeoyourshot or visit us at for the latest submissions and news about the community.
Photograph by Chris Parkes, National Geographic Your Shot
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