Gallery: Afghan girl steals US doctors’ hearts

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  1. In this April 2, 2014, photograph, Afghan war victim Shah Bibi Tarakhail (left) takes a selfie with Ilaha Omar, a Children of War foundation member, during a painting session at Galerie Michael in Beverly Hills. File picture: Damian Dovarganes
  2. Shah Bibi Tarakhail is seen inside a physical therapy room at Shriners Hospital for Children in Los Angeles. Picture: Jae C. Hong
  3. Shah Bibi Tarakhail is hugged by her host mother, Ann Drummond, at Shriners Hospital for Children in Los Angeles. Picture: Jae C. Hong
  4. Shah Bibi Tarakhail puts her prosthetic arm on a paper cutout of a circle after writing her name on it at Shriners Hospital for Children in Los Angeles. Picture: Jae C. Hong
  5. Shah Bibi Tarakhail (left) holds the hand of her host mother, Ann Drummond, while waiting to see a doctor at Shriners Hospital for Children. Picture: Jae C. Hong
  6. Occupational therapist Vivian Yip (right) helps Shah Bibi Tarakhail put on her prosthetic arm at Shriners Hospital for Children in Los Angeles. Picture: Jae C. Hong
  7. Shah Bibi Tarakhail, a six-year-old Afghan girl whose love of painting won the hearts of US doctors who fitted her with a prosthetic arm, walks through the hallway at Shriners Hospital for Children in Los Angeles. Picture: Jae C. Hong
  8. Paediatrician Alexander Van Speybroeck (left) sits next to Shah Bibi Tarakhail, 6, during a checkup at Shriners Hospital for Children in Los Angeles. Picture: Jae C. Hong
  9. Afghan war victim Shah Bibi Tarakhail uses her new prosthetic arm to paint at Galerie Michael in Beverly Hills, California. File picture: Damian Dovarganes
  10. Shah Bibi Tarakhail's love of painting won the hearts of US doctors who fitted her with a prosthetic arm. She is seen here with her host mother, Ann Drummond, at Shriners Hospital for Children in Los Angeles. Picture: Jae C. Hong
 

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