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MYANMAR-SILKWORMS/
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9 May. 2018
Zhou Xing Ci's family have farmed poppies for as long... more
MYANMAR-SILKWORMS/
RTS1QL3R
9 May. 2018
Lashio, Myanmar
Zhou Xing Ci's family have farmed poppies for as long as anyone remembers, scraping the flowers' sticky brown sap to produce opium. Along with many other farmers in the hills of eastern Myanmar, the crop Ð much of which ends up as heroin sold on foreign streets - has in recent years put Myanmar behind only Afghanistan as the world's leading source of opium. A Chinese company working with farmers hopes the silk-producing larva can help the farmers, and their country, quit the drug. "Growing opium is too tough. It's only one harvest every year and a rain can easily destroy a whole year's work," said Zhou. The price for opium has fallen, he said, and growing poppies risked running afoul of heavy-handed eradication efforts by Myanmar authorities. The price drop, alongside the rise of synthetic drugs like methamphetamine, has contributed to a 25 percent fall in the total area of Myanmar under poppy cultivation since 2015, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The U.N. agency has assisted more than 1,000 farmers to switch from opium to another cash crop, coffee, since 2014, said Troels Vester, UNODC country manager for Myanmar. REUTERS/Ann Wang SEARCH "MYANMAR SILKWORMS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY. Matching text: MYANMAR-SILKWORMS/
USA-PULITZER/
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16 Apr. 2018
Amber Hunt, reporter Cincinnati Enquirer (front) and... more
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16 Apr. 2018
(L-R) Cincinnati Enquirer reporter Sherry Coolidge,... more
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16 Apr. 2018
Amber Hunt, reporter Cincinnati Enquirer (R) and other... more
USA-JUSTICE/SESSIONS
RTS1NUCE
15 Mar. 2018
Dennis andd Lynn Hulsing talk with United States Attorney... more
USA-JUSTICE/SESSIONS
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15 Mar. 2018
Dennis Hulsing holds tightly to a photo of his daughter,... more
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RTS1NU8Y
15 Mar. 2018
United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions (2nd-R)... more
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RTS1NU8X
15 Mar. 2018
United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions talks... more
AWARDS-OSCARS/DOCUMENTARIES
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1 Mar. 2018
Elaine McMillion Sheldon and Kerrin Sheldon, nominees... more
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1 Mar. 2018
Elaine McMillion Sheldon and Kerrin Sheldon, nominees... more
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1 Mar. 2018
Elaine McMillion Sheldon and Kerrin Sheldon, nominees... more
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1 Mar. 2018
Elaine McMillion Sheldon and Kerrin Sheldon, nominees... more
PAKISTAN-DRUGS/
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13 Nov. 2017
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13 Nov. 2017
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USA-TRUMP/OPIOIDS
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26 Oct. 2017
A needle used for shooting heroin and other opioids... more
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26 Oct. 2017
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26 Oct. 2017
A needle used for shooting heroin and other opioids... more
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26 Oct. 2017
Needles used for shooting heroin and other opioids... more
USA-TRUMP/OPIOIDS
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26 Oct. 2017
A needle used for shooting heroin and other opioids... more
HALLOWEEN-DAY/USA-WOMEN
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24 Oct. 2017
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24 Oct. 2017
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24 Oct. 2017
Abby, 9, poses in her Halloween costume as Star Wars'... more
USA-HEALTHCARE/OPIOIDS
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11 Aug. 2017
The opioid and heroin epidemic has ravaged swathes... more
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11 Aug. 2017
The opioid and heroin epidemic has ravaged swathes of the United States, with opioids playing a role in more than 33,000 deaths in 2015.
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11 Aug. 2017
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11 Aug. 2017
Bobby and Cecilia Brown, who's son died of a heroin... more
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11 Aug. 2017
The opioid and heroin epidemic has ravaged swathes... more
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11 Aug. 2017
The opioid and heroin epidemic has ravaged swathes... more
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11 Aug. 2017
The opioid and heroin epidemic has ravaged swathes... more
SOUTHEAST ASIA-DRUGS/
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26 Jun. 2017
Thai narcotics officials arrange bags of heroin during... more
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26 Jun. 2017
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SOUTHEAST ASIA-DRUGS/
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26 Jun. 2017
Thai narcotics officials put bags of heroin into a... more
TURKEY-DRUGS/
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7 Jun. 2017
Turkish anti-drug police display bags of heroin that... more
TURKEY-DRUGS/
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7 Jun. 2017
Turkish anti-drug police display bags of heroin that... more
MASSACHUSETTS-CRIME/DRUGS
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30 May. 2017
Cars are parked in front of a house, which according... more
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30 May. 2017
A fallen caution sign sits across from a house, which... more
MASSACHUSETTS-CRIME/DRUGS
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30 May. 2017
A sign marks the town line in Lawrence, Massachusetts,... more
MASSACHUSETTS-CRIME/DRUGS
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30 May. 2017
A used needle sits on the ground in a park in Lawrence,... more
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30 May. 2017
A used needle sits on the ground in a park in Lawrence,... more
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30 May. 2017
A used needle sits on the ground in a park in Lawrence,... more
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30 May. 2017
A used needle sits on the ground in a park in Lawrence,... more
THAILAND-DRUGS/TEMPLE
RTS15YTM
10 May. 2017
Jeremy, a Buddhist monk from Australia, inspects a... more
USA-MEXICO/HEROIN
RTS15M93
8 May. 2017
Soldiers sit atop a military vehicle as they arrive... more
USA-MEXICO/HEROIN
RTS15LXQ
8 May. 2017
Soldiers stand guard as they destroy poppies during... more
USA-MEXICO/HEROIN
RTS15LXP
8 May. 2017
Colonel Isaac Aaron Jesus Garcia (L) speaks to Reuters... more
USA-MEXICO/HEROIN
RTS15LXM
8 May. 2017
Poppy plants are seen in a field before they are destroyed... more
USA-MEXICO/HEROIN
RTS15LXL
8 May. 2017
A soldier walks among poppy plants before a poppy field... more
USA-MEXICO/HEROIN
RTS15LXK
8 May. 2017
Lanced poppy bulbs are seen in a field during a military... more
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8 May. 2017
A soldier holds a lanced poppy bulb to show how to... more
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RTS15LXI
8 May. 2017
A soldier stands guard beside poppy plants before a... more
USA-MEXICO/HEROIN
RTS15LXH
8 May. 2017
Soldiers guard an area where poppy plants are being... more
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RTS15LXG
8 May. 2017
A soldier holds poppy plants after a poppy field was... more
USA-MEXICO/HEROIN
RTS15LXD
8 May. 2017
A soldier holds a lanced poppy bulb to show how to... more
USA-MEXICO/HEROIN
RTS15LXB
8 May. 2017
Poppy plants are seen in a field before being destroyed... more
USA-MEXICO/HEROIN
RTS15LXA
8 May. 2017
Lanced poppy bulbs are seen in a field during a military... more
USA-MEXICO/HEROIN
RTS15LX8
8 May. 2017
Soldiers sit atop a military vehicle as they arrive... more
USA-MEXICO/HEROIN
RTS15LX7
8 May. 2017
Poppy plants are seen in a field before being destroyed... more
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RTS15LX6
8 May. 2017
Poppy plants are seen in a field before they are destroyed... more
USA-MEXICO/HEROIN
RTS15LX4
8 May. 2017
Soldiers destroy poppy plants during a military operation... more
USA-MEXICO/HEROIN
RTS15LWS
8 May. 2017
Soldiers destroy poppies during a military operation... more
USA-MEXICO/HEROIN
RTS15LWQ
8 May. 2017
Soldier walk in an area where poppy plants are being... more
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