Daily Photos of the 2017
After over two weeks without medication for kidney disease, Oseas Ríos was so weak he could hardly walk. Mediums who are adherents of the religious cult of María Lionza channel Viking spirits in a healing ceremony for him at the base of Sorte Mountain, near Chivacoa, Venezuela.
This photo was originally published in “In Need of a Cure,” in July 2017.
PHOTOGRAPH BY MERIDITH KOHUT, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC