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Severely mentally and physically handicapped men relax in the common room of their two-story dormitory at an asylum in Veyereski on Nov. 4, 2009. About 10 such asylums exist throughout Belarus, with each having from 200 to 300 male and female inhabitants. Much of the renovation work and financial support is provided by foreign NGOs and donors.

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Severely mentally and physically handicapped men relax in the common room of their two-story dormitory at an asylum in Veyereski on Nov. 4, 2009. About 10 such asylums exist throughout Belarus, with each having from 200 to 300 male and female inhabitants. Much of the renovation work and financial support is provided by foreign NGOs and donors.