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A faith healer's brew

Albert Gonzalez Farran / UNAMID via AFP - Getty Images

A Faki (religious healer) from Abu Shouk, North Darfur, Sudan, holds a smoking pot during the preparation of the Bakhra, a traditional treatment for mental illness. The patient has to inhale the smoke that comes up from a piece of paper (with lines from the Koran written on it) fired with charcoal and roots.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This image, taken on June 21, 2012 and made available to NBC News on August 23, was handed out by the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID).