Afghan girl who lost arm paints with prosthetic

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Updated: 4/03 7:13 am

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A little girl who lost her arm to war in Afghanistan is putting her new prosthetic one to use — painting.

With artist Davyd Whaley making a few suggestions — some selected, others rejected — 7-year-old Shah Bibi Tarakhail carefully picked out her colors Wednesday afternoon at a Beverly Hills gallery and got to work.

Much of her right arm was destroyed when she picked up a piece of ordnance while playing outside her Afghan home last year. Her brother was killed.

The nonprofit Children of War Foundation brought her to the United States, where Shriners Hospital For Children gave her a prosthetic arm.

Galerie Michael of Beverly Hills arranged a lesson with Whaley after learning she loves to use her new arm to paint.

Whaley says she has talent.

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