New York Times photographer Joao Silva is shown taking his first steps Monday on artificial legs in this video, which was posted today on The New York Times Lens blog. Silva lost both legs after stepping on a mine last October in Afghanistan. “The therapist fitted my legs and asked me if I’d like to walk,” Lens quotes Silva. “So off I went. Must have walked up and down that ramp 20 times. Couldn’t get enough of it.”

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