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Shot of the Day: A Heroin “Tutor” in Uzbekistan

Sometimes photographs still have the power to shock.

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Uzbekistani photographer Anatoly Rakhimbaev created a photoessay capturing the moments when people of all different backgrounds, ages and circumstances do drugs. The photos were taken in June 2001 across Central Asia. Here a young boy, Pavluha, 12, sits with his tutor, 44, learning how to inject heroin.