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Asthma sufferers line up to swallow live fish

The AP reports from HYDERABAD, India:

Thousands of people seeking relief from asthma gathered in southern India on Wednesday to swallow live sardines smeared with secret herbs that they believe will cure them.

People travel every June from across India to Hyderabad for the treatment offered free by one family on a day chosen by astrologers. Continue reading.

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A member of the Goud family inserts herbal medicine into a fish before administering it to a patient in what is believed to be a cure for asthma, in Hyderabad, India on June 8.

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A child sticks out her tongue to swallow live sardines smeared with secret herbs in Hyderabad on June 8.