Artificial legs, Cambodia, 1990-2002.
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Artificial leg for a below-knee amputee, 1998, (left). These replacement legs are made almost entirely of the commercial plastic polypropylene and are mainly provided for landmine victims in Cambodia. They are developed and manufactured there by the Cambodia Trust charity. 'Homemade' leg, made from a scrap metal, 1990-2002, (right). The metal leg is constructed from part of an artillery shell casing and is typical of the improvised appliances sometimes worn prior to obtaining a proper leg. Full view.