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LAOS OPIUM
RTR16Y4L
March 07, 2006
Jalee, an 88-year-old Akha hills tribeswoman and recovering opium addict, stands outside an opium rehabilitation...
PHONGSALI, Laos
To match feature LAOS OPIUM
Jalee, an 88-year-old Akha hills tribeswoman and recovering opium addict, stands outside an opium rehabilitation centre in the Phongsali province of Laos in this February 15, 2006 file photograph. In concert with donors and the UNODC, Laos has gone from being the world's third biggest producer of heroin, which comes from opium resin, in 1998 to declaring itself free of poppy cultivation in February 2006. File photograph taken February 15, 2006. To match feature LAOS-OPIUM REUTERS/Adrees Latif
LAOS OPIUM
RTR16Y4J
March 07, 2006
Akha hills tribeswomen gather during a visit by the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC)...
PHONGSALI, Laos
To match feature LAOS OPIUM
Akha hills tribeswomen gather during a visit by the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in the Phongsali province of Laos in this February 15, 2006 file photograph. In concert with donors and the UNODC, Laos has gone from being the world's third biggest producer of heroin, which comes from opium resin, in 1998 to declaring itself free of poppy cultivation in February 2006. File photograph taken February 15, 2006. To match feature LAOS-OPIUM REUTERS/Adrees Latif
LAOS
RTXO985
February 15, 2006
An Akha hills tribe girl carries her sibling in the Phongsali province of Laos February 15, 2006. [Laos,...
PHONGSALI, Laos
An Akha hills tribe girl carries her sibling in the Phongsali province of Laos February 15, 2006. [L.....
An Akha hills tribe girl carries her sibling in the Phongsali province of Laos February 15, 2006. [Laos, the world's third largest heroin producer only ten years ago, declared itself free of opium poppies on Tuesday, after a six year campaign against the raw material use to make the narcotic.]
LAOS
RTXO984
February 15, 2006
An Akha hills tribe girl holds on to her mother's hands during a ceremony in the Phongsali province of...
PHONGSALI, Laos
An Akha hills tribe girl holds on to her mother's hands during a ceremony in the Phongsali province .....
An Akha hills tribe girl holds on to her mother's hands during a ceremony in the Phongsali province of Laos February 15, 2006. [Laos, the world's third largest heroin producer only ten years ago, declared itself free of opium poppies on Tuesday, after a six year campaign against the raw material use to make the narcotic.]
LAOS
RTXO983
February 15, 2006
Jalee, an 88-year-old Akha hills tribe woman and recovering opium addict, stands outside an opium rehabilitation...
PHONGSALI, Laos
Jalee, an 88-year-old Akha hills tribe woman and recovering opium addict, stands outside an opium re.....
Jalee, an 88-year-old Akha hills tribe woman and recovering opium addict, stands outside an opium rehabilitation center in the Phongsali province of Laos on February 15, 2006. [Laos, the world's third largest heroin producer only ten years ago, declared itself free of opium poppies on Tuesday, after a six year campaign against the raw material use to make the narcotic.]
LAOS
RTR1AZO6
February 15, 2006
Akha hills tribe girls take part in a ceremony in the Phongsali province of Laos February 15, 2006.Laos,...
PHONGSALI, Laos
Akha hills tribe girls take part in a ceremony in the Phongsali province of Laos
Akha hills tribe girls take part in a ceremony in the Phongsali province of Laos February 15, 2006.Laos, the world?s third largest heroin producer only ten years ago, declared itself free of opium poppies on Tuesday, after a six year campaign against the raw material use to make the narcotic. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
LAOS
RTR1AZNT
February 15, 2006
Akha hills tribe girls take part in a ceremony in the Phongsali province of Laos February 15, 2006.Laos,...
PHONGSALI, Laos
Akha hills tribe girls take part in a ceremony in the Phongsali province of Laos
Akha hills tribe girls take part in a ceremony in the Phongsali province of Laos February 15, 2006.Laos, the world?s third largest heroin producer only ten years ago, declared itself free of opium poppies on Tuesday, after a six year campaign against the raw material use to make the narcotic. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
LAOS
RTR1AZNO
February 15, 2006
An Akha hills tribe woman takes part in a ceremony in the Phongsali province of Laos February 15, 2006....
PHONGSALI, Laos
An Akha hills tribe woman takes part in a ceremony in the Phongsali province of Laos
An Akha hills tribe woman takes part in a ceremony in the Phongsali province of Laos February 15, 2006. Laos, the world?s third largest heroin producer only ten years ago, declared itself free of opium poppies on Tuesday, after a six year campaign against the raw material use to make the narcotic. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
LAOS
RTR1AZNE
February 15, 2006
Jalee, an 88-year-old Akha hills tribe woman and recovering opium addict, stands outside an opium rehabilitation...
PHONGSALI, Laos
88-year-old Akha hills tribe woman and recovering opium addict stands outside an opium rehabilitation...
Jalee, an 88-year-old Akha hills tribe woman and recovering opium addict, stands outside an opium rehabilitation center in the Phongsali province of Laos on February 15, 2006. Laos, the world?s third largest heroin producer only ten years ago, declared itself free of opium poppies on Tuesday, after a six year campaign against the raw material use to make the narcotic. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
LAOS
RTR1AZ83
February 15, 2006
An Akha hills tribe girl holds on to her mother's hands during a ceremony in the Phongsali province of...
PHONGSALI, Laos
Akha hills tribe girl holds on to her mother's hands during a ceremony in the Phongsali province of Laos...
An Akha hills tribe girl holds on to her mother's hands during a ceremony in the Phongsali province of Laos February 15, 2006. Laos, the world?s third largest heroin producer only ten years ago, declared itself free of opium poppies on Tuesday, after a six year campaign against the raw material use to make the narcotic. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
LAOS
RTR1AYPR
February 15, 2006
Akha hills tribe girls take part in a ceremony in the Phongsali province of Laos February 15, 2006.Laos,...
PHONGSALI, Laos
Akha hills tribe girls take part in a ceremony in the Phongsali province of Laos
Akha hills tribe girls take part in a ceremony in the Phongsali province of Laos February 15, 2006.Laos, the world?s third largest heroin producer only ten years ago, declared itself free of opium poppies on Tuesday, after a six year campaign against the raw material use to make the narcotic. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
LAOS
RTR1AYPN
February 15, 2006
Akha hills tribe girls applaud during a road opening ceremony in the Phongsali province of Laos February...
PHONGSALI, Laos
Akha hills tribe girls applaud during a road opening ceremony in the Phongsali province of Laos
Akha hills tribe girls applaud during a road opening ceremony in the Phongsali province of Laos February 15, 2006. Laos, the world?s third largest heroin producer only ten years ago, declared itself free of opium poppies on Tuesday, after a six year campaign against the raw material use to make the narcotic. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
LAOS
RTR1AYPF
February 15, 2006
An Akha hills tribe girl takes part in a ceremony in the Phongsali province of Laos February 15, 2006.Laos,...
PHONGSALI, Laos
Akha hills tribe girl takes part in a ceremony in the Phongsali province of Laos
An Akha hills tribe girl takes part in a ceremony in the Phongsali province of Laos February 15, 2006.Laos, the world?s third largest heroin producer only ten years ago, declared itself free of opium poppies on Tuesday, after a six year campaign against the raw material use to make the narcotic. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
LAOS
RTR1AYP6
February 15, 2006
Akha hills tribe girls take part in a ceremony in the Phongsali province of Laos February 15, 2006.Laos,...
PHONGSALI, Laos
Akha hills tribe girls take part in a ceremony in the Phongsali province of Laos
Akha hills tribe girls take part in a ceremony in the Phongsali province of Laos February 15, 2006.Laos, the world?s third largest heroin producer only ten years ago, declared itself free of opium poppies on Tuesday, after a six year campaign against the raw material use to make the narcotic. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
LAOS OPIUM
RTR1AYP0
February 15, 2006
Overlooking hills formerly covered with poppies, an Akha hills tribe woman holds her child in the Phongsali...
PHONGSALI, Laos
An Akha hills tribe woman holds her child overlooking hills formerly covered in poppies in the Phongsali...
Overlooking hills formerly covered with poppies, an Akha hills tribe woman holds her child in the Phongsali province of Laos February 15, 2006. Laos, the world?s third largest heroin producer only ten years ago, declared itself free of opium poppies on Tuesday, after a six year campaign against the raw material use to make the narcotic. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
LAOS
RTR1AYD9
February 15, 2006
An Akha hills tribe girl carries her sibling in the Phongsali province of Laos February 15, 2006. Laos,...
PHONGSALI, Laos
Akha hills tribe girl carries her sibling in the Phongsali province of Laos
An Akha hills tribe girl carries her sibling in the Phongsali province of Laos February 15, 2006. Laos, the world?s third largest heroin producer only ten years ago, declared itself free of opium poppies on Tuesday, after a six year campaign against the raw material use to make the narcotic. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
LAOS
RTR1686F
February 15, 2006
An Akha hills tribe girl holds on to her mother's hands during a ceremony in the Phongsali province of...
PHONGSALI, Laos
Akha hills tribe girl holds on to her mother's hands during a ceremony in the Phongsali province of Laos...
An Akha hills tribe girl holds on to her mother's hands during a ceremony in the Phongsali province of Laos February 15, 2006. Laos, the world?s third largest heroin producer only ten years ago, declared itself free of opium poppies on Tuesday, after a six year campaign against the raw material use to make the narcotic. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
LAOS
RTR1686A
February 15, 2006
Akha hills tribe girls applaud during a road opening ceremony in the Phongsali province of Laos February...
PHONGSALI, Laos
Akha hills tribe girls applaud during a road opening ceremony in the Phongsali province of Laos
Akha hills tribe girls applaud during a road opening ceremony in the Phongsali province of Laos February 15, 2006. Laos, the world?s third largest heroin producer only ten years ago, declared itself free of opium poppies on Tuesday, after a six year campaign against the raw material use to make the narcotic. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
LAOS
RTR1685Z
February 15, 2006
An Akha hills tribe girl carries her sibling in the Phongsali province of Laos February 15, 2006. Laos,...
PHONGSALI, Laos
Akha hills tribe girl carries her sibling in the Phongsali province of Laos
An Akha hills tribe girl carries her sibling in the Phongsali province of Laos February 15, 2006. Laos, the world?s third largest heroin producer only ten years ago, declared itself free of opium poppies on Tuesday, after a six year campaign against the raw material use to make the narcotic. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
LAOS
RTR1685L
February 15, 2006
Akha hills tribe girls take part in a ceremony in the Phongsali province of Laos February 15, 2006.Laos,...
PHONGSALI, Laos
Akha hills tribe girls take part in a ceremony in the Phongsali province of Laos
Akha hills tribe girls take part in a ceremony in the Phongsali province of Laos February 15, 2006.Laos, the world?s third largest heroin producer only ten years ago, declared itself free of opium poppies on Tuesday, after a six year campaign against the raw material use to make the narcotic. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
LAOS
RTR1685D
February 15, 2006
An Akha hills tribe woman takes part in a ceremony in the Phongsali province of Laos February 15, 2006....
PHONGSALI, Laos
An Akha hills tribe woman takes part in a ceremony in the Phongsali province of Laos
An Akha hills tribe woman takes part in a ceremony in the Phongsali province of Laos February 15, 2006. Laos, the world?s third largest heroin producer only ten years ago, declared itself free of opium poppies on Tuesday, after a six year campaign against the raw material use to make the narcotic. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
LAOS OPIUM
RTR16858
February 15, 2006
Overlooking hills formerly covered with poppies, an Akha hills tribe woman holds her child in the Phongsali...
PHONGSALI, Laos
An Akha hills tribe woman holds her child overlooking hills formerly covered in poppies in the Phongsali...
Overlooking hills formerly covered with poppies, an Akha hills tribe woman holds her child in the Phongsali province of Laos February 15, 2006. Laos, the world?s third largest heroin producer only ten years ago, declared itself free of opium poppies on Tuesday, after a six year campaign against the raw material use to make the narcotic. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
LAOS
RTR16851
February 15, 2006
Jalee, an 88-year-old Akha hills tribe woman and recovering opium addict, stands outside an opium rehabilitation...
PHONGSALI, Laos
88-year-old Akha hills tribe woman and recovering opium addict stands outside an opium rehabilitation...
Jalee, an 88-year-old Akha hills tribe woman and recovering opium addict, stands outside an opium rehabilitation center in the Phongsali province of Laos on February 15, 2006. Laos, the world?s third largest heroin producer only ten years ago, declared itself free of opium poppies on Tuesday, after a six year campaign against the raw material use to make the narcotic. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
THAILAND
RTXM2WN
July 18, 2003
Minong, 75, of the Akha hill tribe in the Mae Rin district nearly 40km west of Chiang Rai, Thailand,...
Chiang Rai, Thailand
Minong, 75, of the Akha hill tribe in the Mae Rin district nearly 40km west of Chiang Rai, Thailand,.....
Minong, 75, of the Akha hill tribe in the Mae Rin district nearly 40km west of Chiang Rai, Thailand, looks on as fellow drug addicts take a dose of methadone, a substitution treatment for heroin and opium, on July 17, 2003. [The limited methadone programme, which costs 10 Thai Baht (.25 U.S. dollars) per-person per-day, is being used as an HIV prevention strategy in Northern Thailand to protect injecting drug users from contracting HIV through dirty and shared needles. Minong is seen wearing traditional elaborate headgear consisting of a conical wedge of white beads interspersed with coins.]
THAILAND
RTXM2PI
July 17, 2003
Achu, 39, of the Akha hill tribe, takes a dose of methadone, a substitution treatment for heroin and...
Chiang Rai, Thailand
Achu, 39, of the Akha hill tribe, takes a dose of methadone, a substitution treatment for heroin and.....
Achu, 39, of the Akha hill tribe, takes a dose of methadone, a substitution treatment for heroin and opium, in the Mae Rin district nearly 40km (25 miles) west of Chiang Rai on July 17, 2003. The limited methadone programme, which costs 10 Thai Baht (.25 U.S. dollars) per-person per-day, is being used as an HIV prevention strategy in Northern Thailand to protect injecting drug users from contracting HIV through dirty and shared needles. Since the maintenance program started in 1996, not a single drug user has contracted HIV in the village.
THAILAND
RTXM2PH
July 17, 2003
Nappu, 44, of the Akha hill tribe, holds her child while taking a dose of methadone, a substitution treatment...
Chiang Rai, Thailand
Nappu, 44, of the Akha hill tribe, holds her child while taking a dose of methadone, a substitution .....
Nappu, 44, of the Akha hill tribe, holds her child while taking a dose of methadone, a substitution treatment for heroin and opium, in the Mae Rin district nearly 40km west of Chiang Rai on July 17, 2003. The limited methadone programme, which costs 10 Thai Baht (.25 U.S. dollars) per-person per-day, is being used as an HIV prevention strategy in Northern Thailand to protect injecting drug users from contracting HIV through dirty and shared needles. Since the maintenance program started in 1996, not a single drug user has contracted HIV in the village.
THAILAND METHADONE AIDS
RTRNFE
July 17, 2003
Minong, 75, of the Akha hill tribe in the Mae Rin district nearly 40km
west of Chiang Rai, Thailand,...
Chiang Rai, Thailand
AKHA HILL TRIBE WOMEN WATCHES OTHER VILLAGERS TAKE METHADONE IN
NORTHERN THAILAND.
Minong, 75, of the Akha hill tribe in the Mae Rin district nearly 40km
west of Chiang Rai, Thailand, looks on as fellow drug addicts take a
dose of methadone, a substitution treatment for heroin and opium, on
July 17, 2003. The limited methadone programme, which costs 10 Thai
Baht (.25 U.S. dollars) per-person per-day, is being used as an HIV
prevention strategy in Northern Thailand to protect injecting drug
users from contracting HIV through dirty and shared needles. Minong is
seen wearing traditional elaborate headgear consisting of a conical
wedge of white beads interspersed with coins. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

AL
THAILAND METHADONE AIDS
RTRN66
July 17, 2003
Achu, 39, of the Akha hill tribe, takes a dose of methadone, a
substitution treatment for heroin and...
Chiang Rai, Thailand - Kingdom of
NATIVE OF AKHA HILL TRIBE SWALLOWS DOSE OF METHADONE AS SUBSTITUTION
FOR HEROIN AND OPIUM.
Achu, 39, of the Akha hill tribe, takes a dose of methadone, a
substitution treatment for heroin and opium, in the Mae Rin district
nearly 40km (25 miles) west of Chiang Rai on July 17, 2003. The limited
methadone programme, which costs 10 Thai Baht (.25 U.S. dollars)
per-person per-day, is being used as an HIV prevention strategy in
Northern Thailand to protect injecting drug users from contracting HIV
through dirty and shared needles. Since the maintenance program started
in 1996, not a single drug user has contracted HIV in the village.
REUTERS/Adrees Latif

AL/TW
THAILAND METHADONE AIDS
RTRN5Q
July 17, 2003
Nappu, 44, of the Akha hill tribe, holds her child while taking a dose
of methadone, a substitution...
Chiang Rai, Thailand - Kingdom of
AKHA HILL TRIBE NATIVE TAKES DOES OF METHADONE AS SUBSTITUTION FOR
HEROIN AND OPIUM IN THAILAND.
Nappu, 44, of the Akha hill tribe, holds her child while taking a dose
of methadone, a substitution treatment for heroin and opium, in the Mae
Rin district nearly 40km west of Chiang Rai on July 17, 2003. The
limited methadone programme, which costs 10 Thai Baht (.25 U.S.
dollars) per-person per-day, is being used as an HIV prevention
strategy in Northern Thailand to protect injecting drug users from
contracting HIV through dirty and shared needles. Since the maintenance
program started in 1996, not a single drug user has contracted HIV in
the village. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

AL/PB
RTR3EWT
May 02, 1997
Women from Burma's Akha ethnic minority play on a traditional swing near Kyengtung in eastern Shan state....
BURMESE ETHNIC MINORITY WOMEN PLAY ON A TRADITIONAL SWING IN KYENGTUNG
Women from Burma's Akha ethnic minority play on a traditional swing near Kyengtung in eastern Shan state. Burma's military government said last week it was making progress towards eradicating opium production in areas around this eastern town, which falls within Asia's notorious Golden Triangle drugs area. Picture taken 22APR97.

BURMA
CLINTON
RTXGEQ2
November 24, 1996
U.S. First Lady Hillary Clinton walks past a line of Akha hill tribe women as she visits their village...
U.S. First Lady Hillary Clinton walks past a line of Akha hill tribe women as she visits their villa.....
U.S. First Lady Hillary Clinton walks past a line of Akha hill tribe women as she visits their village in Chiang Rai province November 24. The First Lady is here a day ahead of a state visit to Thailand by President-Bill Clinton.
BURMA
RTXFCU8
May 29, 1994
An aged Akha hilltribe woman smokes the pipe outside her hut at a village in Burma's Shan state near...
An aged Akha hilltribe woman smokes the pipe outside her hut at a village in Burma's Shan state near.....
An aged Akha hilltribe woman smokes the pipe outside her hut at a village in Burma's Shan state near the border with Thailand on May 26
INDIA
RTXFCFS
May 14, 1994
Amlee, a five-year old bride watches her husband, Ashok, 15, during their marriage ritual in Indian desert...
Amlee, a five-year old bride watches her husband, Ashok, 15, during their marriage ritual in Indian .....
Amlee, a five-year old bride watches her husband, Ashok, 15, during their marriage ritual in Indian desert village Srirampur of northwestern state of Rajasthan on May 14. Hundreds of children across the state got married on Hindu auspicious day "Akha Teej" despite the government ban
INDIA
RTXFCFL
May 14, 1994
Amlee, a five-year old bride unties string knots of her husband, Ashok, 15, during their marriage ritual...
Amlee, a five-year old bride unties string knots of her husband, Ashok, 15, during their marriage ri.....
Amlee, a five-year old bride unties string knots of her husband, Ashok, 15, during their marriage ritual in Indian desert village Srirampur of northwestern state of Rajasthan on May 14, 1994. Hundreds of children across the state got married on Hindu auspicious day "Akha Teej" despite the government ban
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