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Popping Poppies

AFGHANISTAN

Jalalabad province, Afghanistan—A policeman destroys poppies on April 4 during a government campaign against narcotics. The country has seen a recent boom, with the seizure of almost 650 tons of drugs, including raw opium, in the past year, according to the Associated Press. A government spokesman said the recent surge of opium production could have been triggered by new poppy seeds—which have a shorter growth cycle—smuggled in from China.

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