December 6, 2011
Soccer Player, Sierra Leone
Photograph by Johnny Vong
This Month in Photo of the Day: 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest Images
He was just a young boy when he had his arm chopped off by a rebel during the brutal civil war in Sierra Leone. He is now goalkeeper for the national amputee soccer team in Freetown, Sierra Leone. This photo was taken while working on the documentary Leone Stars.
(This photo and caption were submitted to the 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest.)
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