Nurses prepare Amalia Mendoza for a surgery to anchor titanium bolts with magnets on the end into her skull. This was done so her new prosthetic face, also fitted with magnets on the inside, could be taken off when she wanted but otherwise would be securly attached to her. Greg Kahn/Staff

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Nurses prepare Amalia Mendoza for a surgery to anchor titanium bolts with magnets on the end into her skull. This was done so her new prosthetic face, also fitted with magnets on the inside, could be taken off when she wanted but otherwise would be securly attached to her. Greg Kahn/Staff

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