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Prayer for Crack Addicts in Brazil 4

Posted by
Michael Skorulski (Toronto, Canada) on 13 June 2018 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Pastors from the local church have come to pray for the addicts and give them some love.
My apartment in Natal Brazil overlooked a narrow laneway where crack addicts gathered. At any time of the day or night, I could hear them shouting, screaming, squabbling, fighting, crying, laughing and singing. I could see them puffing on their pipes and at times could smell the acrid smoke. Brazil has the second worst crack cocaine addiction problem in the world. Only the United States has a worse problem. This part of a series on what I saw. I will intersperse it with other more attractive images to break the unrelenting misery.

PENTAX Optio A30 1/125 second F/5.4 ISO 200 113 mm (35mm equiv.)