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TO GO WITH Health-AIDS-Pakistan-religion,FOCUS by Hasan Mansoor In... News PhotoAddict,Adult,Cigarette,Healthcare And Medicine,Heroin,Illness,Karachi,Men,Pakistan,Photograph,Recreational Drug,Roadside,Smoking,VerticalPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPTO GO WITH Health-AIDS-Pakistan-religion,FOCUS by Hasan Mansoor In this photograph taken on November 28, 2012, a Pakistani drug addict injects heroin into a fellow-addict addict on the roadside in Karachi. Pakistani cleric Abdul Khaliq Faridi used to think HIV/AIDS was a mortal sin. But today, he educates thousands about a disease on the rise in the deeply conservative Muslim country. He was among the first recruited by a government-sponsored project bringing clerics, the most influential segment of Pakistani society, into the fight against HIV/AIDS too commonly dismissed as depravity by ordinary people. AFP PHOTO/Rizwan TABASSUM (Photo credit should read RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images)