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Meet the top 10 CNN Heroes of 2012

updated 12:28 PM EST, Thu November 29, 2012
Pushpa Basnet was shocked to learn that children in Nepal were <a href='http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/15/world/cnnheroes-basnet-nepal-prisons/index.html'>living in prisons with their parents</a>. In 2005, she started a children's center that has provided housing, education and medical care to more than 140 children of incarcerated parents. "I always had a dream to build our own home for these children, and I want to rescue more children who are still in prisons," Basnet said. <a href='http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/26/world/cnnheroes-prison-children/index.html' target='_blank'>See more photos of Pushpa Basnet</a>, who was voted <a href='http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/02/world/cnnheroes-show/index.html'>CNN Hero of the Year</a> for 2012. Pushpa Basnet was shocked to learn that children in Nepal were living in prisons with their parents. In 2005, she started a children's center that has provided housing, education and medical care to more than 140 children of incarcerated parents. "I always had a dream to build our own home for these children, and I want to rescue more children who are still in prisons," Basnet said. See more photos of Pushpa Basnet, who was voted CNN Hero of the Year for 2012.
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The top 10 CNN Heroes of 2012
The top 10 CNN Heroes of 2012
The top 10 CNN Heroes of 2012
The top 10 CNN Heroes of 2012
The top 10 CNN Heroes of 2012
The top 10 CNN Heroes of 2012
The top 10 CNN Heroes of 2012
The top 10 CNN Heroes of 2012
The top 10 CNN Heroes of 2012
The top 10 CNN Heroes of 2012
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