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Afghanistan's Opium Harvest Sets New Record

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An Afghan farmer collects raw opium as he works in a poppy field in Nangarhar province on April 29. Poppy cultivation reached a record high this year despite Western efforts to reduce it. Noorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Afghan Farmers: Opium Is The Only Way To Make A Living

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Afghan farmers collect raw opium earlier this year in a poppy field in the Khogyani district of Jalalabad, east of Kabul. Afghanistan's opium production surged in 2013 to record levels, despite 12 years of international efforts to wean the country off the narcotics trade, according to a U.N. report released Wednesday. Rahmat Gul/AP hide caption

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