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Legless Cyclist Rides For Asylum Seekers
Carlos Gutierrez, a man whose legs were sawn off by a Mexican gang after he refused to be extorted, is cycling across Texas to raise awareness of asylum and immigration issues
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Cyclist Carlos Gutierrez, a double amputee, rides his bike, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, in San Antonio. Gutierrez, a Mexican asylum seeker who fled to the U.S. after extortionists cut his legs off for not paying the extortion fees, is riding his bike from El Paso, Texas to Austin, Texas, to raise awareness on the situation of political asylum seekers. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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Cyclist Carlos Gutierrez, a double amputee, is silhouetted against the Mexico flag during a stop at the Mexican Consulate, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, in San Antonio. Gutierrez, a Mexican asylum seeker who fled to the U.S. after extortionists cut his legs off for not paying the extortion fees, is riding his bike from El Paso, Texas to Austin, Texas, to raise awareness on the situation of political asylum seekers. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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Cyclist Carlos Gutierrez, a double amputee, is followed by news media as he pushes his bike during a stop, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, in San Antonio. Gutierrez, a Mexican asylum seeker who fled to the U.S. after extortionists cut his legs off for not paying the extortion fees, is riding his bike from El Paso, Texas to Austin, Texas, to raise awareness on the situation of political asylum seekers. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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Cyclist Carlos Gutierrez, a double amputee, stands with his bike, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, in San Antonio. Gutierrez, a Mexican asylum seeker who fled to the U.S. after extortionists cut his legs off for not paying the extortion fees, is riding his bike from El Paso, Texas to Austin, Texas, to raise awareness on the situation of political asylum seekers. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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Cyclist Carlos Gutierrez, a double amputee, is followed by new media as he pushes his bike during a stop, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, in San Antonio. Gutierrez, a Mexican asylum seeker who fled to the U.S. after extortionists cut his legs off for not paying the extortion fees, is riding his bike from El Paso, Texas to Austin, Texas, to raise awareness on the situation of political asylum seekers. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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Cyclist Carlos Gutierrez, a double amputee, center, gets a hug from a supporter during a stop at the Mexican Consulate, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, in San Antonio. Gutierrez, a Mexican asylum seeker who fled to the U.S. after extortionists cut his legs off for not paying the extortion fees, is riding his bike from El Paso, Texas to Austin, Texas, to raise awareness on the situation of political asylum seekers. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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Cyclist Carlos Gutierrez, right, a double amputee, rides his bike, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, in San Antonio. Gutierrez, a Mexican asylum seeker who fled to the U.S. after extortionists cut his legs off for not paying the extortion fees, is riding his bike from El Paso, Texas to Austin, Texas, to raise awareness on the situation of political asylum seekers. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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Cyclist Carlos Gutierrez, a double amputee, center, stands with his bike during a stop at the Mexican Consulate, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, in San Antonio. Gutierrez, a Mexican asylum seeker who fled to the U.S. after extortionists cut his legs off for not paying the extortion fees, is riding his bike from El Paso, Texas to Austin, Texas, to raise awareness on the situation of political asylum seekers. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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Cyclist Carlos Gutierrez, a double amputee, rides his bike past the Mexican Consulate, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, in San Antonio. Gutierrez, a Mexican asylum seeker who fled to the U.S. after extortionists cut his legs off for not paying the extortion fees, is riding his bike from El Paso, Texas to Austin, Texas, to raise awareness on the situation of political asylum seekers. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Legless Cyclist Rides For Asylum Seekers

Carlos Gutierrez, a man whose legs were sawn off by a Mexican gang after he refused to be extorted, is cycling across Texas to raise awareness of asylum and immigration issues

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