Record Crop for Afghan Opium Poppies A U.N. report says 95 percent of the world's opium comes from Afghan fields and much more is on the way. Poppy production there is expected to top all records this year.
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Record Crop for Afghan Opium Poppies

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Record Crop for Afghan Opium Poppies

Record Crop for Afghan Opium Poppies

Record Crop for Afghan Opium Poppies

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A U.N. report says 95 percent of the world's opium comes from Afghan fields and poppy production there is expected to top all records this year. Mark Schneider, a senior vice president with the International Crisis Group, talks with Renee Montagne.