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INDIA/
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June 07, 2012 
A woman prepares to swallow a live fish that has been dipped in homemade medicine during a camp in the... 
Hyderabad, India 
A woman prepares to swallow a live fish that has been dipped in homemade medicine during a camp in Hyderabad... 
A woman prepares to swallow a live fish that has been dipped in homemade medicine during a camp in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad June 8, 2012. Every year in June, the Bathini Goud brothers from Hyderabad draw thousands to their camp to take part in the administering of the fish medicine, which they believe cures them of asthma and respiratory problems. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder (INDIA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
SIERRA-LEONE/
RTR3178P 
April 24, 2012 
A sheet advertising a traditional medicine doctor's services hangs outside his home by the roadside in... 
Small Sefoda, Sierra Leone 
Sheet advertising traditional medicine doctor's services hangs by roadside in Small Sefoda in eastern... 
A sheet advertising a traditional medicine doctor's services hangs outside his home by the roadside in the town of Small Sefoda in eastern Sierra Leone April 22, 2012. With poor health services, some in Sierra Leone rely on traditional medicines. The U.N. war crimes court trying former Liberian President Charles Taylor for atrocities in Sierra Leone will deliver its verdict on Thursday. Sierra Leone's 11 year conflict from 1991-2002 left over 50,000 dead and became a byword for gratuitous violence, especially the amputation of limbs. A decade later, the West African nation is peaceful, but among the world's poorest. It is due to hold elections in November. Picture taken April 22, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
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INDIA
RTR30HXM 
April 08, 2012 
A woman pumps mustard oil in the right ear of a two-year old girl, who according to her mother is suffering... 
Kaudihar, India 
A woman pumps mustard oil in the ear of a girl who suffers from PEM in Kaudihar 
A woman pumps mustard oil in the right ear of a two-year old girl, who according to her mother is suffering from Mithua or Protein-Energy Malnutrition (PEM), along a roadside in Kaudihar town in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh April 8, 2012. The woman claims she possesses divine powers, tries to cure PEM by pouring mustard oil in ears and pumps them with an aluminuim rod using her mouth. PEM is due to a deficiency of proteins, carbohydrates and fats in the diet. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH) 
CHINA/
RTR2YAI7 
February 23, 2012 
A father gives his baby a head massage with eggs after a haircut at a care center in Hefei, Anhui province... 
Hefei, China 
A father gives his baby a head massage with eggs after a haircut at a care center in Hefei 
A father gives his baby a head massage with eggs after a haircut at a care center in Hefei, Anhui province February 23, 2012. According to traditional Chinese belief, getting a haircut on the second day of the second Chinese lunar month, which falls on February 23 this year, is likely to bring good luck. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE ALSO SEE: GM1E83716VP01 
IRAQ/
RTR2XTRU 
February 14, 2012 
A man sells traditional herbal medicines at a shop in Baghdad, February 14, 2012. Iraqis have increased... 
Baghdad, Iraq 
A man sells traditional herbal medicines at a shop in Baghdad 
A man sells traditional herbal medicines at a shop in Baghdad, February 14, 2012. Iraqis have increased the use of herbs as alternative medicine to cure several common illnesses because of its affordability. REUTERS/Mohammed Ameen (IRAQ - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY) 
CHINA/
RTR2UKT0 
November 28, 2011 
Drug addicts play a game of "Eagle catching chickens" during outdoor activities at a compulsory drug... 
Kunming, China 
Drug addicts play a game of "Eagle catching chickens" during outdoor activities at a compulsory drug... 
Drug addicts play a game of "Eagle catching chickens" during outdoor activities at a compulsory drug rehabilitation center in Kunming, capital of southern China's Yunnan Province November 28, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY DRUGS) 
MEXICO/
RTR2TCXM 
October 29, 2011 
Shaman Pluma Blanca, also known as White Feather, carries out a cleansing ceremony at Tepoztlan, in the... 
Tepoztlan, Mexico 
Shaman Pluma Blanca carries out a cleansing ceremony at Tepoztlan 
Shaman Pluma Blanca, also known as White Feather, carries out a cleansing ceremony at Tepoztlan, in the state of Morelos, October 28, 2011. Shamans from more than 42 indigenous groups across the American Continent met for a Shaman and Traditional Medicine Summit, according to the local media. REUTERS/Margarito Perez (MEXICO - Tags: SOCIETY) 
CALIFORNIA-MARIJUANA/
RTR2SD9Z 
October 07, 2011 
Kevai Floyd protests law enforcement actions against medical marijuana outside the federal courthouse... 
Sacramento, UNITED STATES 
Kevai Floyd protests law enforcement actions against medical marijuana outside the federal courthouse... 
Kevai Floyd protests law enforcement actions against medical marijuana outside the federal courthouse in Sacramento, Calif. October 7, 2011. The US Attorneys in California are targeting commercial marijuana operations through civil forfeiture lawsuits against property owners and criminal arrests of commercial marijuana activities. REUTERS/Max Whittaker (UNITED STATES - Tags: CIVIL UNREST HEALTH) 
MYANMAR
RTR2S9GW 
October 05, 2011 
An ethnic Pa-Oboy boy sports thanakha, a local paint made from tree bark and root, on his face as a sunscreen... 
INLE, Myanmar 
An ethnic Pa-Oboy boy sports thanakha on his face as a sunscreen while visiting the Shwe Indein Ancient... 
An ethnic Pa-Oboy boy sports thanakha, a local paint made from tree bark and root, on his face as a sunscreen while visiting the Shwe Indein Ancient Pagodas, near the Inle Lake October 5, 2011. Inle Lake, Myanmar's second largest lake, is located 2,980 feet (908 metres) above sea level at Shan Hills and is one of the country's most popular tourist sites. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY) 
Culture
Culture 
Native Rituals in Russia's Tuva Region - 14 Sep 2011 
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RUSSIA/
RTR2R8ZJ 
September 13, 2011 
Kara-ool Dopchun-ool, supreme shaman of "The Spirit of Bear" society, conducts a medical session to cure... 
Kyzyl, Russia 
Kara-ool Dopchun-ool conducts a medical session to cure a man, suffering from asthma and liver disease,... 
Kara-ool Dopchun-ool, supreme shaman of "The Spirit of Bear" society, conducts a medical session to cure a man, suffering from asthma and liver disease, at his residence in the Kyzyl town, administrative centre of Russia's Tuva region, some 800 km (497 miles) south of Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, September 13, 2011. Tuvans, one of Asian nomadic peoples, practise two main religions - Buddhism and Shamanism. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin (RUSSIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION HEALTH) 
INDIA/
RTR2QQN4 
September 03, 2011 
A man lies on a mat as a traditional masseuse massages him under a bridge on the banks of the Ganges... 
Kolkata, India 
A man lies on a mat as a traditional masseuse massages him under a bridge on the banks of the Ganges... 
A man lies on a mat as a traditional masseuse massages him under a bridge on the banks of the Ganges river in Kolkata September 3, 2011. People from all walks of life can enjoy a traditional open-air oil massage for just a few hundred rupees. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
SOMALIA-FAMINE/
RTR2P4KI 
July 20, 2011 
A Somali doctor treats a malnourished child, as the child's mother (L) looks on at Banadir hospital in... 
Mogadishu, Somalia 
A Somali doctor treats a malnourished child, as the child's mother looks on at Banadir hospital in Mogadishu... 
A Somali doctor treats a malnourished child, as the child's mother (L) looks on at Banadir hospital in Mogadishu, July 21, 2011. The United Nations said on Wednesday two regions of southern Somalia had been hit by the worst famine in the area for 20 years and that 3.7 million people in the anarchic Horn of Africa nation risked starvation. The child later passed away. REUTERS/Feisal Omar (SOMALIA - Tags: CONFLICT DISASTER) 
AFRICA-DROUGHT/
RTR2OVJ2 
July 14, 2011 
Internally displaced Somalis drip blood from a chicken, a traditional treatment, onto the body of a malnourished... 
Mogadishu, Somalia 
Internally displaced Somalis drip blood from a chicken, a traditional treatment, onto the body of a malnourished... 
Internally displaced Somalis drip blood from a chicken, a traditional treatment, onto the body of a malnourished boy inside their makeshift shelter in southern Mogadishu, July 14, 2011. The Horn of Africa is in the grip of a major food crisis, with millions of people severely affected in drought-stricken areas of Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Uganda, according to the United Nations. REUTERS/Ismail Taxta (SOMALIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT HEALTH SOCIETY ODDLY IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
INDONESIA
RTR2OTUS 
July 13, 2011 
A woman lies on railway tracks in Rawa Buaya in Indonesia's West Java province July 13, 2011. The town's... 
CENGKARENG, Indonesia 
A woman lies on railway tracks in Rawa Buaya in Indonesia's West Java province 
A woman lies on railway tracks in Rawa Buaya in Indonesia's West Java province July 13, 2011. The town's residents believe that the electrical energy from the tracks will cure them of various illnesses. REUTERS/Enny Nuraheni (INDONESIA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH) 
IRAN-MUSIC/THERAPY
RTR2O5S4 
June 27, 2011 
A mentally disabled student tries to sing a song during a music therapy session at the Kahrizak nursing... 
Tehran, Iran 
A mentally disabled student tries to sing a song during a music therapy session at the Kahrizak nursing... 
A mentally disabled student tries to sing a song during a music therapy session at the Kahrizak nursing home, in southern Tehran June 25, 2011. Picture taken June 25, 2011. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY EDUCATION) 
LIBYA-CASUALTY/
RTR2NC1N 
June 06, 2011 
EDITOR'S NOTE: PICTURE TAKEN ON A GUIDED GOVERNMENT TOUR.
Naseeb, a seven-month baby, is cared for... 
Tripoli, Libya 
A baby is cared for by her mother in a hospital in Tripoli 
EDITOR'S NOTE: PICTURE TAKEN ON A GUIDED GOVERNMENT TOUR.
Naseeb, a seven-month baby, is cared for by her mother in a hospital in Tripoli June 5, 2011. Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's aides brought foreign media on Sunday to see Naseeb, whom they described as a wounded victim of a NATO air strike. But a hospital staff member, in a note passed to a journalist, said the infant was in fact injured in a car accident. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah (LIBYA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS CONFLICT) 
CHINA/
RTR2N4C4 
May 31, 2011 
A farmer walks past a terrace of codonopsis pilosula, a traditional Chinese medicine also known as dang... 
MIN, China 
A farmer walks past a terrace of codonopsis pilosula, a traditional Chinese medicine also known as dang... 
A farmer walks past a terrace of codonopsis pilosula, a traditional Chinese medicine also known as dang shen, in Min county, Gansu province May 31, 2011. Rows of white plastic shields have been installed to protect the roots of the dang shen to keep it warm and moist. Commonly used as a cheaper substitute for ginseng, the herb is believed to lower blood pressure, boost one's immune system and improve appetite. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: AGRICULTURE SOCIETY HEALTH IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE: ALSO SEE GF2E94R0O7V01
CHINA/
RTR2MUW9 
May 25, 2011 
Workers weigh ingredients as they prepare traditional Chinese herbal medicines at Beijing's Capital Medical... 
Beijing, China 
Workers weigh ingredients as they prepare traditional Chinese herbal medicines at Beijing's Capital Medical... 
Workers weigh ingredients as they prepare traditional Chinese herbal medicines at Beijing's Capital Medical University Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital May 25, 2011. The hospital distributes around 20,000 prescription doses daily, more than five tonnes of ingredients, from their stock of 600 different types of plants, herbs, and animal organs. Almost all traditional Chinese herbal medicine has been banned from sale in European Union (EU) countries since May 1, following the implementation of the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive that was originally passed in 2004. Under the guidelines, all herbal medicinal products are required to obtain a certificate before entering the EU market, and have a history of at least 30 years, including 15 years in EU regions. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS) 
CHINA/
RTR2MUW5 
May 25, 2011 
A worker prepares traditional Chinese herbal medicines at Beijing's Capital Medical University Traditional... 
Beijing, China 
A worker prepares traditional Chinese herbal medicines at Beijing's Capital Medical University Traditional... 
A worker prepares traditional Chinese herbal medicines at Beijing's Capital Medical University Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital May 25, 2011. The hospital distributes around 20,000 prescription doses daily, more than five tonnes of ingredients, from their stock of 600 different types of plants, herbs, and animal organs. Almost all traditional Chinese herbal medicine has been banned from sale in European Union (EU) countries since May 1, following the implementation of the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive that was originally passed in 2004. Under the guidelines, all herbal medicinal products are required to obtain a certificate before entering the EU market, and have a history of at least 30 years, including 15 years in EU regions. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS) 
CHINA/
RTR2MUW4 
May 25, 2011 
Workers prepare traditional Chinese herbal medicines at Beijing's Capital Medical University Traditional... 
Beijing, China 
Workers prepare traditional Chinese herbal medicines at Beijing's Capital Medical University Traditional... 
Workers prepare traditional Chinese herbal medicines at Beijing's Capital Medical University Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital May 25, 2011. The hospital distributes around 20,000 prescription doses daily, more than five tonnes of ingredients, from their stock of 600 different types of plants, herbs, and animal organs. Almost all traditional Chinese herbal medicine has been banned from sale in European Union (EU) countries since May 1, following the implementation of the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive that was originally passed in 2004. Under the guidelines, all herbal medicinal products are required to obtain a certificate before entering the EU market, and have a history of at least 30 years, including 15 years in EU regions. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
ALGERIA/
RTR2JARV 
March 01, 2011 
Sahrawi Fatma Mahamud, who was injured by a mine, sits in a rehabilitation room at the Martyr El Scherif... 
RABUNI, Algeria 
Sahrawi Fatma Mahamud, who was injured by a mine, sits in a rehabilitation room at the Martyr El Scherif... 
Sahrawi Fatma Mahamud, who was injured by a mine, sits in a rehabilitation room at the Martyr El Scherif land mines victim center in Rabuni refugee camp March 1, 2011. Over 150,000 Sahrawis live in several refugee camps dispersed in the Algerian desert 35 years after Morocco annexed the disputed territory of Western Sahara. REUTERS/Juan Medina (ALGERIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST HEALTH IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
BRITAIN/
RTR2IOJJ 
February 16, 2011 
Yuan Shui, a member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (RCHM) prepares a prescription with Chinese... 
London, United Kingdom 
A member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine prepares a prescription with Chinese herbal ingredients... 
Yuan Shui, a member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (RCHM) prepares a prescription with Chinese herbal ingredients at the Yuan Clinic in London February 16, 2011. An EU directive passed in 2004 comes into effect from May 1, 2011 which requires that traditional herbal medicinal products must be licensed or prescribed by a registered herbal practitioner. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH) 
BRITAIN/
RTR2IOJE 
February 16, 2011 
Yuan Shui, a member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (RCHM) prepares a prescription with Chinese... 
London, United Kingdom 
A member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine prepares a prescription with Chinese herbal ingredients... 
Yuan Shui, a member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (RCHM) prepares a prescription with Chinese herbal ingredients at the Yuan Clinic in London February 16, 2011. An EU directive passed in 2004 comes into effect from May 1, 2011 which requires that traditional herbal medicinal products must be licensed or prescribed by a registered herbal practitioner. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH) 
BRITAIN/
RTR2IOJD 
February 16, 2011 
Yuan Shui, a member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (RCHM) prepares a prescription with Chinese... 
London, United Kingdom 
A member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine prepares a prescription with Chinese herbal ingredients... 
Yuan Shui, a member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (RCHM) prepares a prescription with Chinese herbal ingredients at the Yuan Clinic in London February 16, 2011. An EU directive passed in 2004 comes into effect from May 1, 2011 which requires that traditional herbal medicinal products must be licensed or prescribed by a registered herbal practitioner. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH) 
CHINA-BEARS/IPO
RTR2INVN 
February 16, 2011 
A container of bear-bile powder for sale is pictured in a new Guizhentang shop in Beijing February 16,... 
Beijing, China 
A container of bear-bile powder for sale is pictured in a new Guizhentang shop in Beijing 
A container of bear-bile powder for sale is pictured in a new Guizhentang shop in Beijing February 16, 2011. The Chinese company that extracts bile from captive bears for traditional medicines has sparked fury on the Internet from bloggers accusing it of animal cruelty after news emerged that it hopes to list on the stock market. Guizhentang Pharmaceuticals Company, which makes bile extract using captive Asiatic black bears, has approached authorities in its home Fujian province to apply to make an initial public offering, an official told Reuters on Wednesday. The Chinese characters read, "The Powder of Bear Bile ". REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS ANIMALS) 
PAKISTAN/
RTXW7HT 
January 04, 2011 
A woman places her hand on her son's head as he lies buried in sand up to his neck during a partial solar... 
Karachi, Pakistan 
A woman places her hand on her son's head as he lies buried in sand up to his neck during a partial solar... 
A woman places her hand on her son's head as he lies buried in sand up to his neck during a partial solar eclipse at Karachi's Clifton beach January 4, 2011. Yasir, a seven-year-old handicapped boy, joined people with disabilities who were buried chest-deep during the partial solar eclipse on Tuesday, as part of a traditional superstition that it would bring healing to their bodies. REUTERS/Athar Hussain (PAKISTAN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY) 
PAKISTAN/
RTXW7HJ 
January 04, 2011 
Gulnaz, a one-year-old handicapped girl, lies buried in sand up to her neck next to her grandfather during... 
Karachi, Pakistan 
One-year-old handicapped girl lies buried in sand up to her neck next to her grandfather during a partial... 
Gulnaz, a one-year-old handicapped girl, lies buried in sand up to her neck next to her grandfather during a partial solar eclipse at Karachi's Clifton beach January 4, 2011. People, mostly children, with disabilities were buried chest-deep during the partial solar eclipse on Tuesday, as part of a traditional superstition that it would bring healing to their bodies. REUTERS/Athar Hussain (PAKISTAN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
PAKISTAN/
RTXW7FV 
January 04, 2011 
Lubna, a nine-year-old handicapped girl, lies buried in sand up to her chest during a partial solar eclipse... 
Karachi, Pakistan 
Lubna, a nine-year-old handicapped girl, lies buried in sand up to her neck during a partial solar eclipse... 
Lubna, a nine-year-old handicapped girl, lies buried in sand up to her chest during a partial solar eclipse at Karachi's Clifton beach January 4, 2011. Children with disabilities were buried chest-deep during the partial solar eclipse on Tuesday, as part of a traditional superstition that it would bring healing to their bodies. REUTERS/Athar Hussain (PAKISTAN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY HEALTH) 
KOREA-DOG/SAVED
RTXUQ99 
November 17, 2010 
A nine-year-old yellow Sapsaree named Ssoidol waits for an assignment as a therapy dog at a rehabilitation... 
GYEONGSAN, South Korea 
To match Reuters Life! KOREA DOG/SAVED 
A nine-year-old yellow Sapsaree named Ssoidol waits for an assignment as a therapy dog at a rehabilitation hospital in Gyeongsan October 29, 2010. Sapsarees, shaggy-haired dogs long valued for their loyalty, were killed in large numbers by the Japanese military during the period of Japanese colonial rule, but have since made a comeback thanks to Ha Ji-Hong, a U.S.-educated geneticist who combined traditional breeding with advances in modern DNA technology. Photo taken October 29, 2010. To match Reuters Life! KOREA DOG/SAVED REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS) 
KOREA-DOG/SAVED
RTXUQ8K 
November 17, 2010 
An eight-year-old Black & Tan Sapsaree named Taeyang (L) and a two-year-old named Chongyong play before... 
GYEONGSAN, South Korea 
To match Reuters Life! KOREA DOG/SAVED 
An eight-year-old Black & Tan Sapsaree named Taeyang (L) and a two-year-old named Chongyong play before they leave for an assignment as therapy dogs in Gyeongsan October 29, 2010. Sapsarees, shaggy-haired dogs long valued for their loyalty, were killed in large numbers by the Japanese military during the period of Japanese colonial rule, but have since made a comeback thanks to Ha Ji-Hong, a U.S.-educated geneticist who combined traditional breeding with advances in modern DNA technology. Photo taken October 29, 2010. To match Reuters Life! KOREA DOG/SAVED REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS) 
KOREA-DOG/SAVED
RTXUQ8J 
November 17, 2010 
A nine-year-old yellow Sapsaree named Ssoidol performs for patients undergoing therapy at a rehabilitation... 
GYEONGSAN, South Korea 
To match Reuters Life! KOREA DOG/SAVED 
A nine-year-old yellow Sapsaree named Ssoidol performs for patients undergoing therapy at a rehabilitation hospital with its handler Kim Sung-ran in Yeongcheon October 29, 2010. Sapsarees, shaggy-haired dogs long valued for their loyalty, were killed in large numbers by the Japanese military during the period of Japanese colonial rule, but have since made a comeback thanks to Ha Ji-Hong, a U.S.-educated geneticist who combined traditional breeding with advances in modern DNA technology. Picture taken October 29, 2010. To match Reuters Life! KOREA DOG/SAVED REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS) 
KOREA-DOG/SAVED
RTXUQ6O 
November 17, 2010 
A patient at a rehabilitation hospital hugs a nine-year-old yellow Sapsaree named Ssoidol, used as a... 
GYEONGSAN, South Korea 
To match Reuters Life! KOREA DOG/SAVED 
A patient at a rehabilitation hospital hugs a nine-year-old yellow Sapsaree named Ssoidol, used as a therapy dog, in Yeongcheon, South Korea October 29, 2010. Sapsarees, shaggy-haired dogs long valued for their loyalty, were killed in large numbers by the Japanese military during the period of Japanese colonial rule, but have since made a comeback thanks to Ha Ji-Hong, a U.S.-educated geneticist who combined traditional breeding with advances in modern DNA technology. Photo taken October 29, 2010. To match Reuters Life! KOREA DOG/SAVED REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS) 
KOREA-DOG/SAVED
RTXUQ6I 
November 17, 2010 
A nine-year-old yellow Sapsaree named Ssoidol performs for patients undergoing therapy at a rehabilitation... 
GYEONGSAN, South Korea 
To match Reuters Life! KOREA DOG/SAVED 
A nine-year-old yellow Sapsaree named Ssoidol performs for patients undergoing therapy at a rehabilitation hospital in Yeongcheon, South Korea October 29, 2010. Sapsarees, shaggy-haired dogs long valued for their loyalty, were killed in large numbers by the Japanese military during the period of Japanese colonial rule, but have since made a comeback thanks to Ha Ji-Hong, a U.S.-educated geneticist who combined traditional breeding with advances in modern DNA technology. Picture taken October 29, 2010. To match Reuters Life! KOREA DOG/SAVED REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS) 
CHINA/
RTXUNFO 
November 15, 2010 
A patient receives a traditional Chinese medical treatment to cure cervical spondylosis at a hospital... 
Hefei, China 
A patient receives a traditional Chinese medical treatment to cure cervical spondylosis at a hospital... 
A patient receives a traditional Chinese medical treatment to cure cervical spondylosis at a hospital in Hefei, Anhui province November 15, 2010. Cervical spondylosis is a condition where the cervical spine made of vertebraes and discs degenerate. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
AFGHANISTAN/
RTXT9TU 
October 10, 2010 
An Afghan man with mental health problems is chained in a mud room at the Mia Ali Baba shrine, in line... 
Jalalabad, Afghanistan 
An Afghan man with mental health problems is chained in a mud room at the Mia Ali Baba shrine in Jalalabad... 
An Afghan man with mental health problems is chained in a mud room at the Mia Ali Baba shrine, in line with a traditional belief that spending 40 days chained in isolation at the shrine can cure the illness, in Jalalabad October 8, 2010. Afghanistan is struggling to fight the mental health problems that afflict an estimated two thirds of its population after decades of violence, the country's health ministry said on Sunday, World Mental Health Day. Picture taken October 8, 2010.REUTERS/ Parwiz (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY) 
MOZAMBIQUE/
RTXSTTU 
September 29, 2010 
Mozambican Curandeira (witch doctor) Marta Sandra Nhanthumbu (L) performs a cleaning ceremony in Maputo... 
Maputo, Mozambique 
Mozambican Curandeira (witch doctor) Marta Sandra Nhanthumbu (L) performs a cleaning ceremony in Maputo... 
Mozambican Curandeira (witch doctor) Marta Sandra Nhanthumbu (L) performs a cleaning ceremony in Maputo September 29, 2010. Marta Sandra Nhanthumbu is a traditional African witch doctor, and encourages a spirit to enter her body. In Mozambique traditional healers are very popular among locals. RETUERS/ Goran Tomasevic (MOZAMBIQUE - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH) 
MOZAMIQUE
RTXSRWU 
September 28, 2010 
A man stands at his traditional-medicine stall at a market in Maputo September 28, 2010. REUTERS/ Goran... 
Maputo, Mozambique 
A man stands at his traditional-medicine stall at a market in Maputo 
A man stands at his traditional-medicine stall at a market in Maputo September 28, 2010. REUTERS/ Goran Tomasevic (MOZAMBIQUE - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH) 
INDIA/
RTR2H3AV 
August 06, 2010 
A man performs Jal Neti, or nasal wash, an ancient yogic technique, during a yoga session at Mohali in... 
Mohali, India 
A man performs Jal Neti during a yoga session at Mohali 
A man performs Jal Neti, or nasal wash, an ancient yogic technique, during a yoga session at Mohali in the northern Indian state of Punjab August 6, 2010. Many Indians believe that Jal Neti cures diseases related to the eyes, nose, throat and brain. REUTERS/Ajay Verma (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
CHINA/
RTR2FH4L 
June 21, 2010 
A patient gets dressed after receiving traditional fire treatment, a traditional Chinese medicine therapy,... 
Changchun, China 
A patient gets dressed after traditional fire treatment at a weight loss centre in Changchun 
A patient gets dressed after receiving traditional fire treatment, a traditional Chinese medicine therapy, at a weight loss centre in Changchun, Jilin province in northeastern China June 20, 2010. The treatment process includes massaging parts of the patient, wrapping the areas with towels, adding Chinese medicated liquor onto the towels and igniting them. Doctors at the clinic believe besides reducing excess body fat, this technique is able to improve blood circulation and prevent common colds. The centre, established in 2004, is currently treating more than 100 obese patients from all over China. Each course of treatment, lasting about a month, costs about 4,000 yuan ($587). Picture taken June 20, 2010. REUTERS/Sheng Li (CHINA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY) 
CHINA/
RTR2FH4I 
June 21, 2010 
A patient undergoes cupping treatment at a weight loss centre in Changchun, Jilin province June 21, 2010.... 
Changchun, China 
A patient undergoes cupping treatment at a weight loss centre in Changchun 
A patient undergoes cupping treatment at a weight loss centre in Changchun, Jilin province June 21, 2010. Cupping treatment involves creating negative pressures within glass containers, which are then inverted and placed onto the back of a patient. Doctors at the clinic believe the technique is able to cleanse the body of impurities and improve blood circulation as well as the flow of "qi", known as the body's "vital energy" in Mandarin. The centre, established in 2004, is currently treating more than 100 obese patients from all over China. Each course of treatment, lasting about a month, costs about 4,000 yuan ($587). REUTERS/Sheng Li (CHINA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
CHINA/
RTR2FH4H 
June 21, 2010 
A patient undergoes cupping treatment, a traditional Chinese remedy, at a weight loss centre in Changchun,... 
Changchun, China 
A patient undergoes cupping treatment, a traditional Chinese remedy, at a weight loss centre in Changchun... 
A patient undergoes cupping treatment, a traditional Chinese remedy, at a weight loss centre in Changchun, Jilin province in northeastern China June 21, 2010. Cupping treatment involves creating negative pressures within glass containers, which are then inverted and placed onto the back of a patient. Doctors at the clinic believe the technique is able to cleanse the body of impurities and improve blood circulation as well as the flow of "qi", known as the body's "vital energy" in Mandarin. The centre, established in 2004, is currently treating more than 100 obese patients from all over China. Each course of treatment, lasting about a month, costs about 4,000 yuan ($587). REUTERS/Sheng Li (CHINA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY) 
CHINA/
RTR2FH4G 
June 21, 2010 
Patients undergo fire treatment, a traditional Chinese medicine therapy, at a weight loss centre in Changchun,... 
Changchun, China 
Patients undergo fire treatment, a traditional Chinese remedy for obesity, at a weight loss centre in... 
Patients undergo fire treatment, a traditional Chinese medicine therapy, at a weight loss centre in Changchun, Jilin province in northeastern China June 20, 2010. The treatment process includes massaging parts of the patient, wrapping the areas with towels, adding Chinese medicated liquor onto the towels and igniting them. Doctors at the clinic believe besides reducing excess body fat, this technique is able to improve blood circulation and prevent common colds. The centre, established in 2004, is currently treating more than 100 obese patients from all over China. Each course of treatment, lasting about a month, costs about 4,000 yuan ($587). Picture taken June 20, 2010. REUTERS/Sheng Li (CHINA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY) 
INDIA/
RTR2EXSG 
June 09, 2010 
A woman swallows a live fish that has been dipped in homemade medicine during a camp in the southern... 
Hyderabad, India 
A woman swallows a live fish that has been dipped in homemade medicine during a camp in the southern... 
A woman swallows a live fish that has been dipped in homemade medicine during a camp in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad June 9, 2010. Every year in June, the Bathini Goud brothers from Hyderabad draw thousands to their camp to take part in the administering of the fish medicine, which they believe cures them of asthma and respiratory problems. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder (INDIA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY) 
CHINA-VACCINES/
RTR2CH9Y 
April 06, 2010 
A patient lies on a bed as he undergoes acupuncture treatment at Beijing's Capital Medical University... 
Beijing, China 
A patient lies on a bed as he undergoes acupuncture treatment at Beijing's Capital Medical University... 
A patient lies on a bed as he undergoes acupuncture treatment at Beijing's Capital Medical University Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital April 6, 2010. Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners are offering their treatments as an alternative to vaccinations after a series of health product safety scandals in China over the past few years. China's Health Ministry announced today an immediate investigation into bad vaccines that have been blamed for the deaths of four children in northern Shanxi province. China, often called the world's factory, is struggling to convince a sceptical domestic and global audience it has won a battle to improve safety standards. The world will mark World Health Day on April 7. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH BUSINESS) 
CHINA-VACCINES/
RTR2CH9Q 
April 06, 2010 
A worker weighs Chinese herbs as she prepares prescriptions at Beijing's Capital Medical University Traditional... 
Beijing, China 
A worker weighs Chinese herbs as she prepares prescriptions at Beijing's Capital Medical University Traditional... 
A worker weighs Chinese herbs as she prepares prescriptions at Beijing's Capital Medical University Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital April 6, 2010. The hospital distributes around 20,000 doses of their herbal medicine daily, which amounts to more than five tonnes of ingredients. Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners are offering their treatments as an alternative to vaccinations after a series of health product safety scandals in China over the past few years. China's Health Ministry announced today an immediate investigation into bad vaccines that have been blamed for the deaths of four children in northern Shanxi province. China, often called the world's factory, is struggling to convince a sceptical domestic and global audience it has won a battle to improve safety standards. The world will mark World Health Day on April 7. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH BUSINESS) 
CHINA-VACCINES/
RTR2CH9I 
April 06, 2010 
Doctor Xu Chunyang's acupuncture needles are arranged on a tray as he attends to patients at Beijing's... 
Beijing, China 
Doctor Xu Chunyang's acupuncture needles are arranged on a tray as he attends to patients at Beijing's... 
Doctor Xu Chunyang's acupuncture needles are arranged on a tray as he attends to patients at Beijing's Capital Medical University Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital April 6, 2010. Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners are offering their treatments as an alternative to vaccinations after a series of health product safety scandals in China over the past few years. China's Health Ministry announced today an immediate investigation into bad vaccines that have been blamed for the deaths of four children in northern Shanxi province. China, often called the world's factory, is struggling to convince a sceptical domestic and global audience it has won a battle to improve safety standards. The world will mark World Health Day on April 7. The words on the tray read, "Acupuncture clinic". REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH BUSINESS) 
CHINA-VACCINES/
RTR2CH91 
April 06, 2010 
A worker prepares prescriptions at Beijing's Capital Medical University Traditional Chinese Medicine... 
Beijing, China 
A worker prepares prescriptions at Beijing's Capital Medical University Traditional Chinese Medicine... 
A worker prepares prescriptions at Beijing's Capital Medical University Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital April 6, 2010. The hospital distributes around 20,000 doses of their herbal medicine daily, which amounts to more than five tonnes of ingredients. Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners are offering their treatments as an alternative to vaccinations after a series of health product safety scandals in China over the past few years. China's Health Ministry announced today an immediate investigation into bad vaccines that have been blamed for the deaths of four children in northern Shanxi province. China, often called the world's factory, is struggling to convince a sceptical domestic and global audience it has won a battle to improve safety standards. The world will mark World Health Day on April 7. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH BUSINESS) 
CHINA-VACCINES/
RTR2CH8Z 
April 06, 2010 
A patient lies on a bed as he undergoes acupuncture treatment at Beijing's Capital Medical University... 
Beijing, China 
A patient lies on a bed as he undergoes acupuncture treatment at Beijing's Capital Medical University... 
A patient lies on a bed as he undergoes acupuncture treatment at Beijing's Capital Medical University Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital April 6, 2010. Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners are offering their treatments as an alternative to vaccinations after a series of health product safety scandals in China over the past few years. China's Health Ministry announced today an immediate investigation into bad vaccines that have been blamed for the deaths of four children in northern Shanxi province. China, often called the world's factory, is struggling to convince a sceptical domestic and global audience it has won a battle to improve safety standards. The world will mark World Health Day on April 7. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH BUSINESS IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
INDONESIA
RTXRZ2U 
December 18, 2009 
Geckos are dried at Siwalan Tegal village in Probolinggo, Indonesia's East Java province December 17,... 
Probolinggo, Indonesia 
Geckos are dried at Siwalan Tegal village in Probolinggo, Indonesia's East Java province 
Geckos are dried at Siwalan Tegal village in Probolinggo, Indonesia's East Java province December 17, 2009. In several Asian countries, the demand for dried geckos as a medicine is recently high as it is believed to have cured some diseases. A dried gecko can fetch 2000 rupiah ($0.20) and a home can produce 1600 dried geckos a day. Picture taken on December 17, 2009. REUTERS/Sigit Pamungkas (INDONESIA - Tags: SOCIETY) 
INDONESIA
RTXRZ2S 
December 18, 2009 
Dead geckos are prepared for a drying process at Siwalan Tegal village in Probolinggo, Indonesia's East... 
Probolinggo, Indonesia 
Dead geckos are prepared for a drying process at Siwalan Tegal village in Probolinggo 
Dead geckos are prepared for a drying process at Siwalan Tegal village in Probolinggo, Indonesia's East Java province December 17, 2009. In several Asian countries, the demand for dried geckos as a medicine is recently high as it is believed to have cured some diseases. A dried gecko can fetch 2000 rupiah ($0.20) and a home can produce 1600 dried geckos a day. Pictures taken on December 17, 2009. REUTERS/Sigit Pamungkas (INDONESIA - Tags: SOCIETY) 
INDONESIA
RTXRZ2R 
December 18, 2009 
Dead geckos as seen before a drying process at Siwalan Tegal village in Probolinggo, Indonesia's East... 
Probolinggo, Indonesia 
Dead geckos as seen before a drying process at Siwalan Tegal village in Probolinggo 
Dead geckos as seen before a drying process at Siwalan Tegal village in Probolinggo, Indonesia's East Java province December 17, 2009. In several Asian countries, the demand for dried geckos as a medicine is recently high as it is believed to have cured some diseases. A dried gecko can fetch 2000 rupiah ($0.20) and a home can produce 1600 dried geckos a day. Picture taken on December 17, 2009. REUTERS/Sigit Pamungkas (INDONESIA - Tags: SOCIETY) 
CHINA
RTXRXLV 
December 17, 2009 
A worker in the herbal medicine department of the Beijing University Hospital of Chinese Medicine, weighs... 
Beijing, China 
A worker in the herbal medicine department of the Beijing University Hospital of Chinese Medicine, weighs... 
A worker in the herbal medicine department of the Beijing University Hospital of Chinese Medicine, weighs and then mixes herbs for packaging December 17, 2009. Traditional Chinese medicines are offering their treatments as an alternative to vaccinations and facial masks in an effort to combat H1N1, with Chinese officials announcing last week that the vaccination campaign against H1N1 is not proceeding as fast as it should be because people are needlessly worried about the safety of the vaccine. As a result, the campaign seems to be floundering as the country heads into winter ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday in February, when millions of people travel back to their home towns -- potentially taking flu with them. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY) 
CHINA
RTXRXLP 
December 17, 2009 
A worker in the herbal medicine department of the Beijing University Hospital of Chinese Medicine, weighs... 
Beijing, China 
A worker in the herbal medicine department of the Beijing University Hospital of Chinese Medicine, weighs... 
A worker in the herbal medicine department of the Beijing University Hospital of Chinese Medicine, weighs and then mixes herbs for packaging December 17, 2009. Traditional Chinese medicines are offering their treatments as an alternative to vaccinations and facial masks in an effort to combat H1N1, with Chinese officials announcing last week that the vaccination campaign against H1N1 is not proceeding as fast as it should be because people are needlessly worried about the safety of the vaccine. As a result, the campaign seems to be floundering as the country heads into winter ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday in February, when millions of people travel back to their home towns -- potentially taking flu with them. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY) 
CHINA
RTXRXLF 
December 17, 2009 
Packets and vials of a Chinese herbal medicine claiming to alleviate the symptoms of H1N1 influenza,... 
Beijing, China 
Packets and vials of a Chinese herbal medicine claiming to alleviate the symptoms of H1N1 influenza,... 
Packets and vials of a Chinese herbal medicine claiming to alleviate the symptoms of H1N1 influenza, also known as swine flu, can be seen on display at the official launch in Beijing December 17, 2009. Traditional Chinese medicines are offering their treatments as an alternative to vaccinations and facial masks in an effort to combat H1N1, with Chinese officials announcing last week that the vaccination campaign against H1N1 is not proceeding as fast as it should be because people are needlessly worried about the safety of the vaccine. As a result, the campaign seems to be floundering as the country heads into winter ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday in February, when millions of people travel back to their home towns -- potentially taking flu with them. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY) 
RUSSIA/
RTXRGDG 
December 04, 2009 
An employee of the International Medical Leech Centre demonstrates with a leech on her face in the village... 
UDELNAYA, Russia 
An employee of the International Medical Leech Centre demonstrates with a leech on her face in the village... 
An employee of the International Medical Leech Centre demonstrates with a leech on her face in the village of Udelnaya, some 30 km (18.6 miles) from Moscow, December 4, 2009. The leech farm makes a tidy profit shipping them to doctors worldwide. Like many discarded elements of traditional medicine, they have made a come-back as doctors have re-discovered their pain-killing properties, which come from the chemicals they inject into the skin when they bite it. Several medical trials have proven leeches help relieve the symptoms of arthritis and other conditions. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov (RUSSIA HEALTH SOCIETY) 
RUSSIA/
RTXRGBX 
December 04, 2009 
An employee of the International Medical Leech Centre demonstrates with a leech on her face in the village... 
UDELNAYA, Russia 
An employee of the International Medical Leech Centre demonstrates with a leech on her face in the village... 
An employee of the International Medical Leech Centre demonstrates with a leech on her face in the village of Udelnaya, some 30 km (18.6 miles) from Moscow, December 4, 2009. The leech farm makes a tidy profit shipping them to doctors worldwide. Like many discarded elements of traditional medicine, they have made a come-back as doctors have re-discovered their pain-killing properties, which come from the chemicals they inject into the skin when they bite it. Several medical trials have proven leeches help relieve the symptoms of arthritis and other conditions. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov (RUSSIA HEALTH SOCIETY) 
CHINA
RTXR2IJ 
November 24, 2009 
Traditional Chinese medicine Professor Jia Yucheng attaches glass cups to patient's legs at a clinic... 
Beijing, China 
Traditional Chinese medicine Professor Jia attaches glass cups to patient's legs at a clinic in central... 
Traditional Chinese medicine Professor Jia Yucheng attaches glass cups to patient's legs at a clinic in central Beijing November 24, 2009. Jia uses the technique called "wet-cupping" to draw "bad" blood from behind a patinet's knees as a remedy for colds and flu. The clinic is offering their traditional treatments as an alternative to vaccinations and facial masks in an effort to combat the HINI virus, popularly known as swine flu. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS HEALTH) 
CHINA/
RTXR2HM 
November 24, 2009 
Traditional Chinese medicine Professor Jia Yucheng holds a burning stick he used to create a vacuum on... 
Beijing, China 
Traditional Chinese medicine Professor Jia holds a burning stick at a clinic in central Beijing 
Traditional Chinese medicine Professor Jia Yucheng holds a burning stick he used to create a vacuum on a glass cup he attached to a patient's leg at a clinic in central Beijing November 24, 2009. Jia uses the technique called 'wet-cupping' to draw 'bad' blood from behind a patinet's knees as a remedy for colds and flu. The clinic is offering their traditional treatments as an alternative to vaccinations and facial masks in an effort to combat the H1N1 virus, popularly known as swine flu. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
INDONESIA
RTXQDTO 
November 05, 2009 
Head nurse Suharyono (R), plays the guitar as mental patients sing a song during therapy at the Galuh... 
Bekasi, Indonesia 
Head nurse Suharyono plays the guitar as mental patients sing a song during therapy at the Galuh foundation... 
Head nurse Suharyono (R), plays the guitar as mental patients sing a song during therapy at the Galuh foundation compound in East Bekasi, outskirt of Jakarta November 5, 2009. The Galuh foundation house has housed more than 288 underprivileged mental patients since it was founded in 1982 by Gendu Mulatip. The foundation give patients a shelter to stay, treat them with prayers and traditional medicine, and feed them vegetarian food. Most of them became mentally ill due to the poor economy, head nurse Suharyono said on Thursday. REUTERS/Beawiharta (INDONESIA SOCIETY HEALTH) 
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