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Russian lad Danyil Salnikov, 13, who lives in an orphanage in Russia's eastern city of Novosibirsk is to get a new ear after writing a note to Santa.

The teenager who was apparently born with one ear twice the size of the other has written the same note to Santa every year - joining the younger kids in asking for what he most wanted.

But while kids his age have mostly given up Danyil carried on writing each year - saying he wanted to encourage the youngsters to believe in something special even though he no longer thought his request would be answered.

But this year staff at the orphanage who try to get local firms to donate presents for the kids have found a clinic to give the boy an operation to give him two ears the same.

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