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Chimp attack woman reveals new face

The new face of a woman who was mauled by a chimpanzee two years ago has been revealed for the first time in photographs showing a startling transformation.

Charla Nash, 57, had a face transplant in May.

The pictures were first shown on NBC television's Today but did not appear on the programme because family members said she was too weak to do an interview.

Photos were later released by Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital, where the surgery was performed.

Ms Nash was attacked in February 2009 by a friend's 200 lb chimpanzee, which ripped off her nose, lips, eyelids and hands. The attack left her blind.

She said in a statement she is looking forward to doing things she once took for granted, including being able to smell, eat normally, speak clearly and kiss loved ones.

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