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Biting back: the clinic putting a stop to snakes in Guinea – in pictures

Every year about 3,600 people are killed by snakebites in Guinea, which has one of the highest concentration of mambas, cobras and vipers on Earth. At the country’s specialised snakebite clinic, patients arrive after difficult journeys to receive lifesaving antivenom. But others go first to traditional healers, a delay that risks severe complications and death

• All photographs by Guy Peterson

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