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Haitian amputee makes comeback on dance floor

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In this July 20, 2012 photo, professional dancer Georges Exantus walks out of his home to his wedding ceremony in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Georges Exantus thought he’d never dance again. The earthquake three years ago in Haiti’s capital flattened the apartment where he was living and he spent three days trapped under a heap of jagged rubble. After friends dug him out, doctors amputated his right leg just below the knee. Exantus walks with a slight limp and he can’t dance as fast as he used to or balance as well or do some of his old moves, such as flipping his partner over his shoulder. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

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The 2010 earthquake in Haiti's capital flattened the apartment where Georges Exantus was living and he spent three days trapped under jagged rubble. After friends dug him out, doctors amputated his right leg just below the knee. Three years later, the 31-year-old professional dancer is back on the floor, spinning away as he does the salsa, cha-cha and samba. A prosthetic leg doesn't hold him back.

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