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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 11:  2016 CNN Hero Jeison Aristizaba of Asodisvalle poses during the CNN Heroes Gala 2016 at the American Museum of Natural History on December 11, 2016 in New York City. 26362_011  (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Turner)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 11:  2016 CNN Hero Jeison Aristizaba of Asodisvalle poses during the CNN Heroes Gala 2016 at the American Museum of Natural History on December 11, 2016 in New York City. 26362_011  (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Turner)

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