Li Yan asks for Euthanasia law in China

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Li Yan's paintings in her house in Yinchuan, Ningxia Province, China, on May 7, 2007. Li Yan operates her computer with the sole four fingers that she can move to generate colourful paintings. 28-year-old Li Yan suffers from motor neuron disease also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (or ALS), the same illness that has thereotical physicist Stephen Hawking. Li Yan asked China's National People's Congress (NPC) to consider a draft on euthanasia. Photo by Lucas Schifres/Pictobank