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Monday, April 25, 2011

Poppies Still Big

Afghan farmers hooked on poppies, 10 years on  
Afghan farmers hooked on poppies, 10 years on  
Nearly a decade into the war in Afghanistan, opium poppies are still the major crop for many farmers and a big source of income for the Taliban despite expensive efforts to stamp out cultivation.  Do they think that these people are going to give up something that makes them money?  Fat chance!
Poppies grow on the outskirts of Jelawar village ...
A man shows how workers score a poppy bulb to extract resin.
An Afghan National Army soldier shows how workers ...

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