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The damned of Kabul

Afghanistan is the largest opium producer in the world,with opium Afghan, 90% of world heroin is produced. It is estimated that there are currently 1.6 million drug addicts in Afghanistan, about 5.3% of the population. Opium trade is the main source of Taliban gains with which it finances the war against the Kabul government. The war after so many years has devastated the country that is now overthrown and has greatly changed the population. Among drug addicts there are veterans, orphans and people who have lost practically everything: home, work, family, and have ended up in the addiction turbine. From losing everything to losing oneself, it takes little. To this population of addicts are added all the emigrants who went to work in neighboring countries Iran and Pakistan where they started to use drugs and then returned home.

In the center of Kabul, not far from foreign embassies under the Poly Sokhta bridge, about a thousand drug addicts live and attend , where they consume drugs all the time between heroin, crack and shisha (methamphetamine in crystals mixed with engine oil, kerosene, battery for acid or shampoo) .

Drug addicts live under the bridge in homes that are made of curtains, between waste and excrement, underneath it flows a sewer.

The damned of Kabul live here.

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26/10/2017 - Afghanistan, Kabul. Drug addicts under the Poly Sokhta Bridge. Under the bridge live and attend about a thousand drug addicts daily consuming drugs all the time between heroin, crack and shisha (methane methane mixed with engine oil, kerosene, battery for acid or shampoo). Drug addicts live under the bridge in homes that are made of curtains, waste and excrement. Underneath the bridge also flows a sewer.
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27/10/2017 - Afghanistan, Kabul. A drug addict under the Poly Sokhta Bridge smoking Shisha, he needs to smoke at least five times a day otherwise he can't sleep. Under the bridge live and attend about a thousand drug addicts daily consuming drugs all the time between heroin, crack and shisha (methane methane mixed with engine oil, kerosene, battery for acid or shampoo). Drug addicts live under the bridge in homes that are made of curtains, waste and excrement.
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26/10/2017 - Afghanistan, Kabul. Drug addicts under the Poly Sokhta Bridge, they live all the time using drugs but they don't have nothing so the only way to get drug is begging or sell small amounts of drugs for other addicts. The rest of time they stay in their home made of curtains using all the drug they can.
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26/10/2017 - Afghanistan, Kabul. A drug addict under the Poly Sokhta Bridge using heroin.
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26/10/2017 - Afghanistan, Kabul. A drug addict under the Poly Sokhta Bridge after using heroin. The drug consumes drug addicts day after day by making them slaves to themselves, no longer masters of their lives. They consume drugs all day long in their blankets that also become their homes. They live under the bridge now without anything, like the souls in purgatory who are waiting for the transition. Every week the police must go down to recover the bodies of those who die. This is one of the scar of the neverending story war in Afghanistan.
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26/10/2017 - Afghanistan, Kabul. Drug addicts under the Poly Sokhta Bridge building pipes for smoking shisha for sale to other drug addicts and get the money for the drug.
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26/10/2017 - Afghanistan, Kabul. It is estimated that 90% of world heroin is produced in Afghanistan and 1.6 million Afghans are addicted to drugs. Drug addict under the Poly Sokhta Bridge using drugs. Under the bridge live and attend about a thousand drug addicts daily consuming drugs all the time between heroin, crack and shisha (methane methane mixed with engine oil, kerosene, battery for acid or shampoo). Drug addicts live under the bridge in homes that are made of curtains, waste and excrement. Underneath the bridge also flows a sewer. 26/10/2017 - Afghanistan, Kabul. Si stima che in Afghanistan si produca il 90% dell’eroina mondiale e che 1,6 milioni di afghani sia dipendente da droga. Un tossicodipendente mentre usa droga sotto il Ponte Poly Sokhta. Sotto il ponte vivono e frequentano circa mille tossicidipendenti al giorno dove consumano droga tutto il tempo tra eroina, crack e shisha (metanfetamina in cristalli mischiata a olio motore, cherosene, acido per batterie o shampoo). I tossicodipendenti vivono sotto il ponte in alloggi che sono fatti da tendaggi, tra rifiuti ed escrementi. Sotto il ponte scorre anche una fogna.
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26/10/2017 - Afghanistan, Kabul. Drug addicts under the Poly Sokhta Bridge near his tent. Under the bridge live and attend about a thousand drug addicts daily consuming drugs all the time between heroin, crack and shisha (methane methane mixed with engine oil, kerosene, battery for acid or shampoo). Drug addicts live under the bridge in homes that are made of curtains, waste and excrement. Underneath the bridge also flows a sewer.
26/10/2017 - Afghanistan, Kabul. A drug addict under the Poly Sokhta Bridge.
26/10/2017 - Afghanistan, Kabul. A drug addict under the Poly Sokhta Bridge.
26/10/2017 - Afghanistan, Kabul. A drug addict under the Poly Sokhta Bridge.
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26/10/2017 - Afghanistan, Kabul. Drug addicts under the Poly Sokhta Bridge sleeping near the sewer. Drug addicts live under the bridge in homes that are made of curtains, between waste and excrement. Who can't have curtains for made a home just they are lying on the ground wrapped in blankets dispelling the effects of the drug.