Afghan Police Destroy Opium Farm : News Photo

Afghan Police Destroy Opium Farm

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BABAJI VILLAGE, AFGHANISTAN - MARCH 14: An Afghan policeman swipes at opium plants as they tackle the crop on a farm on March 14, 2013, in Babaji village-Helmand Province ,south east Afghanistan. Most of the opium is chemically processed to produce herion, which ends up heading to either Iran, Russia and/or Europe. According to United Nations report, in 2012 there was an increase of 18 percent in cultivation of opium in Afghanistan; the world's largest source of the crop. (Photo by Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)
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BABAJI VILLAGE, AFGHANISTAN - MARCH 14: An Afghan policeman swipes at opium plants as they tackle the crop on a farm on March 14, 2013, in Babaji village-Helmand Province ,south east Afghanistan. Most of the opium is chemically processed to produce herion, which ends up heading to either Iran, Russia and/or Europe. According to United Nations report, in 2012 there was an increase of 18 percent in cultivation of opium in Afghanistan; the world's largest source of the crop. (Photo by Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)
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