Reuters photographers spent 24 hours in seven Brazilian cities chronicling their "cracklands," the areas of the city where swarms of crack users have converted entire neighborhoods into nocturnal encampments doubling as open-air crack markets. At nightfall, legitimate commerce gives way to the gritty transactions of the crack trade, throngs of stupefied buyers crowd around dealers before skulking away behind the telltale glow of cigarette lighters. Read the photographer's accounts here. WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT 24 PHOTOS

These are a very painful collection of Photo’s, just when you think you have got it bad, you find someone else in much worst shape.
Pictures taken in a Brazilian city where in a few years the world cup and the Olympic Games will be held. Now for people who attend those events how much of these two destructive epidemics will come home with folks who plan to attend HIV/AIDS and Addiction.

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