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"The Boy from Vallecas" by Diego Velázquez

 Mental Handicapping 

  The oil painting portrays a dwarf holding cards in his hands. He is shown with abnormal facial expressions, his head slightly tilted and his right leg stuck out, in a pose meant to imply his physical or psychological disability. 

  The Belgium National Association for Aid to the Mentally Handicapped commemorated the painting on a famous stamp issue for the sake of public awareness and support for the mentally disabled worldwide.  

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