A Dark Room

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A patient sleeps in a room that can accommodate six occupants of both genders in a psychiatry ward of a county hospital in Bulgaria, on August 03, 2006. He says the mattress underneath him is at least ten years old, and he complains it is difficult to sleep on it because it is ”infested with fleas.” All of his belongings -- including clothes, shoes, food utensils and bed sheets -- he brought from home because the hospital could not provide any of them.