Patients sit in their beds recovering after having
HANGZHOU, CHINA: Patients sit in their beds recovering after having operation to lengthen their legs at a hospital in China's eastern city of Hangzhou in Zhejiang province, 15 August 2002. The leg lengthening operation is beijing used just like plastic surgery, whereby people accept the risks in hope of becoming more confident after increasing their height. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read LIU JIN/AFP via Getty Images)
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