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Abdul Rahim Qadl (centre) grimaces in a haze after smoking a hit of opium resin under Pul-e Sukhta bridge, Kabul. He recounts the tale of how he first got addicted. During the Taliban era (1996-2001) he fled to Iran with his family, aged 14, so as to escape the extremely severe restrictions on citizen freedoms enforced by the regime. Shunned by Iranian society as ill-educated refugees they took to the streets, crime and whatever menial jobs were available. An older street friend convinced Abdul to try his first hit of heroin aged 16, and since then he has been unable to stop (he's 29 now). Eventually, his family rejected him for using their earnings on drugs and moved away to Tehran without leaving means for communication. In 2003, he decided to return to Kabul, and has since continued a lifestyle of crime and drugs, unable to find permanent work or an effective recovery program. A strong, outspoken man he nonetheless suffers from severe self-esteem problems, blaming much of the misery and pain in his life on his inability to escape the addiction cycle.
Photo Essay

Documenting Drug Addiction in Kabul

It took 12 visits for photographer Souvid Datta to gain the trust of drug users in Kabul, Afghanistan

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Brian Finke
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Ride Along With America’s Marshal Officers

The U.S. Marshal service is America’s oldest law enforcement agency. Photographer Brian Finke gained unique access, offering an intimate portrait of the men and women who track some of the most dangerous fugitives in the country

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Khalik Allah
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Meet Harlem’s ‘Official’ Street Photographer

Khalik Allah has been making photographs on the corner of 125th and Lexington in Harlem, New York, for the past two years. TIME follows him

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Yokohama Bay in Oahu, Hawaii in July 2013.
Out There

Go Underwater with a Camera from the 1960s

Launched in 1963, the Nikonos was one of the first commercially available underwater cameras. But, with the advent of digital, they fell from favor, until one man decided to bring them back

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Michelle Siu, Marlboro Boys
Photo Essay

‘Marlboro Boys': Photographing Underage Smoking in Indonesia

Smoking is ingrained in Indonesian culture with children lighting up their first cigarette from the age of four, finds Canadian photographer Michelle Siu

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