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Two people confined to wheelchairs perform a dance at The National Hall of Culture in Vientiane, Laos.

These two performers were part of a 5 country show in Vientiane, Laos that featured people who had lost limbs, were paralyzed, were without hearing or vision, or were mentally handicapped.

The five countries were Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Japan, and Vietnam. I had never seen folks in wheelchairs put on an artistic performance before, so this part the event was quite interesting to me.

There must be hundreds of people around the world who, though confined to wheelchairs, would like to learn how to perform the moves that these people displayed during their performance.

The major sponsor of the event was the Nippon Foundation of Japan.

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