Japan Day Laborers

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A man lies unconscious outside a booth containing several  automatic vending machines selling alcoholic  drinks in the Kamagasaki district of Osaka, Japan on July 23 2008. Alcoholism afflicts a sizable portion of the city's homeless, with drinks machines such as those shown in this picture selling almost entirely low-priced beers and "sake", a wine-like beverage fermented from rice. What's more, tuberculosis sufferers in Kamagasaki number 30 to 40 times the national average.