Ardak lives in the highly contaminated Semipalatinsk nuclear test zone in Kazakhstan. He is 33 and suffering from a rare bone disease that makes his body shrink. His doctors don’t know what is wrong and think he may die. He has shrunk more than 30 cen...

Photo | April 26, 2006

Ardak lives in the highly contaminated Semipalatinsk nuclear test zone in Kazakhstan. He is 33 and suffering from a rare bone disease that makes his body shrink. His doctors don’t know what is wrong and think he may die. He has shrunk more than 30 centimetres.

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