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Photo by Stephanie Sinclair @stephsinclairpix // Deepa Pullan sits in the late afternoon sun near her home in Delhi, India. Deepa has albinism, a rare condition caused by a recessive genetic trait which leads to little or no melanin, or pigment, in the skin, hair, and eyes. Today, June 13, is International Albinism Awareness Day. While albinism can be found in living beings across the globe, its occurrence varies greatly. For instance, albinism is more widespread in Tanzania than in any other country. About one in 1,400 people there is born with the trait, and about one in 17 carries the recessive gene. In Europe and North America the rate is only one in 20,000. On the San Blas Archipelago off Panama, the rate among the Guna people is a staggering one in 70. Sadly, people with albinism face struggles no matter where live. They are commonly discriminated against and their low vision — a result of the lack of pigment in the eyes — often leave people with albinism legally blind, often without accommodations in school or the rest of society to make their lives more accessible. They are also more susceptible to skin cancer and in many places don’t have access to sunscreen. In the worst cases, they are hunted for their body parts by those who mistakingly think magic positions made of them will bring them good fortune. For more information about albinism, please visit @noahalbinism. #inmyskiniwin #albinism #beauty #color

Delhi, India

Photo by Stephanie Sinclair @stephsinclairpix // Deepa Pullan sits in the late afternoon sun near her home in Delhi, India. Deepa has albinism, a rare condition caused by a recessive genetic trait which leads to little or no melanin, or pigment, in the skin, hair, and eyes. Today, June 13, is International Albinism Awareness Day. While albinism can be found in living beings across the globe, its occurrence varies greatly. For instance, albinism is more widespread in Tanzania than in any other country. About one in 1,400 people there is born with the trait, and about one in 17 carries the recessive gene. In Europe and North America the rate is only one in 20,000. On the San Blas Archipelago off Panama, the rate among the Guna people is a staggering one in 70. Sadly, people with albinism face struggles no matter where live. They are commonly discriminated against and their low vision — a result of the lack of pigment in the eyes — often leave people with albinism legally blind, often without accommodations in school or the rest of society to make their lives more accessible. They are also more susceptible to skin cancer and in many places don’t have access to sunscreen. In the worst cases, they are hunted for their body parts by those who mistakingly think magic positions made of them will bring them good fortune. For more information about albinism, please visit @noahalbinism. #inmyskiniwin #albinism #beauty #color

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@worldcalling_project

So adrenalinic

@cornelia.marti7

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@ahmadqurainawi

Really fantastic photo

@nargiz.b

@mamedovas11 blondinka ozunsen !

@sadoo2005

‏don't let the past hold you back, you're missing the good stuff
لا تجعل الماضي يعيقك ، سيلهيك عن الأمور الجميلة في الحياة.

@janete.stauffer

Nice Photo 🙏👼😇

@professor_puntastic

😃😃 AHA NICE NICE 😃😃

@quratullainn

A lot more research (treatment & prevention) needs to be carried out to ease the suffering of such patients

@brendayogamats

@brendayogamats Actually, I see this photo of girl in Dehli, India . And yes organ harvesting is horrible.

@alegriahugo

Mother of Dragon's?

@jim_zote

@mahruaii_jc u george a ti buai lawk ang aw

@freddastarr

OMG. Hunted! Can we help these abused people?

@zoealasker

The Red Veil

@frankviews

How unfortunate that even in this day and age people kill other human beings for their body parts.😔 Animals prey on other animals only for food and eventual survival. Tells a lot about what we human beings are, with all out conscience, morality and education.

@wildpacker_wallace

Golden triangle, soon.

@hatimone

So cool

@millerrodrigues1

Espetacular!

@conster_walker

I am a proud mother or three beautiful children with albinism ❤️❤️

@melsteve123456

Looks like a Vermeer painting ❤️

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@kinkyknife

Nice shoot

@vipersun986

"They are commonly discriminated against" ... Hmm... I wonder why 😆 and albino Indians are where "white" people come from.

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