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 Albert, an opium addict in Osh, drifts off into a oblivion after being shot up with opium by his friend Ivan into a vein in his neck in a derelict house Friday Oct. 24, 1997. Despite outmanned narcotics teams managing to confiscate tons of raw opium annually, they admit the hauls are only a tiny fraction of what gets through Central Asia from Afghanistan. (AP Photo/David Brauchli)