Topic: Russia

Russia, Yekaterinburg. Alexey, 33 years old, is injecting a dose of Krokodil. Because of its dependence on Krokodil, Alexey has injuries and swelling on the feet and is forced to walk with a cane.
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The World’s Deadliest Drug: Inside a Krokodil Cookhouse

Photographer Emanuele Satolli has spent the past year chronicling a group of Russians addicted to krokodil, a lethal opiate made with ingredients from hardware stores and pharmacies that causes skin to become scaly, rot and fall off the bone.

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Putin visits Pope Francis
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Pictures of the Week: November 22 – November 29

From the Pope meeting Putin and the Central African Republic nearing the brink of civil war to Cyber Monday preparations and passing the Olympic Flame under water, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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General Views of Arena Amazonia - FIFA World Cup Venues Brazil 2013
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Pictures of the Week: November 15 – November 22

From the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination and recovery efforts in the Philippines and Illinois to Batkid saving San Francisco and an 11-week-old lion cub playing in the fall foliage, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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Pictures of the Week: November 8 – November 15

From the devastating aftermath of the typhoon in the Philippines and Armistice Day across the world to Sachin Tendulkar’s record-breaking final cricket test match in India and role playing genies in Iran, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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Death Metal Angola Still 12
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DOC NYC 2013: Highlights From the Largest Documentary Festival in the U.S.

As part of its mission to provide increased reporting on the moving image, LightBox spotlights a selection of non-fiction film and video from DOC NYC.

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Playing beach volleyball in front of journalists
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The Superstar and the Sex Symbol: The World’s Highest Ranking Chess Champions

When Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen lean over the chessboard at Chennai’s Hyatt Regency on Nov. 9 for Game 1 of the World Chess Championship, it will mark the coming together of the sport’s first superstar with its first sex symbol.

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Jimmy Nelson Pictures BV
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Portraits of the Authentics: Photographing Ancient Cultures Before They Pass Away

Photographer Jimmy Nelson spent three-and-a-half years documenting the vanishing cultures of the world. His new book, Before They Pass Away, serves as visual record of what is — and what was — as the world continues evolving in 2013.

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MerPalooza Mermaid Festival 2013
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Pictures of the Week: August 9 – August 16

From violence in Egypt and the IAAF World Championships in Moscow to a sinkhole near Disney World and a shark eating a shark, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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A Salafi woman with a child seen in a street of Kaspiysk.
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The Hidden War in the Caucasus

While Chechnya emerges from a decade of conflict, Maria Turchenkova photographs the hidden guerrilla war in the republic of Dagestan – the largest, most heterogeneous and, today, the most violent republic in the North Caucasus region.

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Image: Bolshoi ballet
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Yuri Kozyrev: From the Battlefield to the Ballet

TIME contract photographer Yuri Kozyrev went from an embed in Afghanistan to the aristocracy of the Bolshoi Ballet in mere hours in back-to-back assignments for TIME.

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