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APTOPIX Cuba Armless Cyclist
In this Jan. 26, 2012 photo, Damian Lopez, who was injured as a teenager by a high-voltage electrical wire when untangling a kite, trains at the Reinaldo Paseiro velodrome in Havana, Cuba. The accident cost him both his forearms, melted much of the skin from his face and left him in a coma from which doctors predicted he would never emerge. Twenty-two years later, Lopez, 35, is close to realizing an unlikely dream by representing Cuba at the 2012 London Paralympics in cycling, the sport that he says kept him from drowning in self-pity and despair. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)