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UBC graduate student Rumana Monzur is awaiting plastic surgery to rebuild her nose in Dhaka, Bangladesh and hopes North American medical institutions might be able to save her eyesight, she told The Globe and Mail in an interview

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Rumana Monzur was attacked and blinded in Dhaka, Bangladesh two weeks ago, an act she alleges her husband committed. She is photographed here in LabAid hospital on June 22, 2011.

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Rumana Monzur says her husband attacked her neck, put his fingers in her eyes and bit her nose and hands.

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Rumana Monzur is now unable to see her daughter Anoushe, photographed with her here on a visit to the hospital.

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Rumana Monzur's daughter Anoushe was in the room when her mother was attacked two weeks ago in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Rumana Monzur's daughter Anoushe has been to the hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh twice to visit her mother, who was savagely attacked two weeks ago.

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"In Canada I learned how to dream," Romana Monzur told The Globe and Mail in an interview. She says she hopes to regain her sight to finish her studies and take care of her daughter.

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