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Li Yan sits in front of her computer in her home in Yinchuan, Ningxia Province, China, on May 7, 2007. Li Yan spends up to 10 hours per day in front of her computer, producing colourful paintings and writing her blog (on screen). 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