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MYANMAR-SILKWORMS/
RTS1QL3R
May 09, 2018
Zhou Xing Ci's family have farmed poppies for as long as anyone remembers, scraping the flowers' sticky...
Lashio, Myanmar
The Wider Image: Myanmar hills embrace silkworms over poppies
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-MEXICO/HEROIN
RTS15LXM
May 08, 2017
Poppy plants are seen in a field before they are destroyed during a military operation in the municipality...
COYUCA DE CATALAN, Mexico
Poppy plants are seen in a field before they are destroyed during a military operation in the municipality...
Poppy plants are seen in a field before they are destroyed during a military operation in the municipality of Coyuca de Catalan, Mexico April 18, 2017. Picture taken April 18, 2017. REUTERS/Henry Romero
USA-MEXICO/HEROIN
RTS15LXK
May 08, 2017
Lanced poppy bulbs are seen in a field during a military operation to destroy the field in the municipality...
COYUCA DE CATALAN, Mexico
Lanced poppy bulbs are seen in a field during a military operation to destroy the field in the municipality...
Lanced poppy bulbs are seen in a field during a military operation to destroy the field in the municipality of Coyuca de Catalan, Mexico April 18, 2017. Picture taken April 18, 2017. REUTERS/Henry Romero
USA-MEXICO/HEROIN
RTS15LXJ
May 08, 2017
A soldier holds a lanced poppy bulb to show how to extract the sap, which is used to make opium, during...
COYUCA DE CATALAN, Mexico
A soldier holds a lanced poppy bulb to show how to extract the sap, which is used to make opium, during...
A soldier holds a lanced poppy bulb to show how to extract the sap, which is used to make opium, during a military operation to destroy a poppy field in the municipality of Coyuca de Catalan, Mexico April 18, 2017. Picture taken April 18, 2017. REUTERS/Henry Romero
USA-MEXICO/HEROIN
RTS15LXI
May 08, 2017
A soldier stands guard beside poppy plants before a poppy field is destroyed during a military operation...
COYUCA DE CATALAN, Mexico
A soldier stands guard beside poppy plants before a poppy field is destroyed during a military operation...
A soldier stands guard beside poppy plants before a poppy field is destroyed during a military operation in the municipality of Coyuca de Catalan, Mexico April 18, 2017. Picture taken April 18, 2017. REUTERS/Henry Romero
USA-MEXICO/HEROIN
RTS15LXD
May 08, 2017
A soldier holds a lanced poppy bulb to show how to extract the sap, which is used to make opium, during...
COYUCA DE CATALAN, Mexico
A soldier holds a lanced poppy bulb to show how to extract the sap, which is used to make opium, during...
A soldier holds a lanced poppy bulb to show how to extract the sap, which is used to make opium, during a military operation to destroy a poppy field in the municipality of Coyuca de Catalan, Mexico April 18, 2017. Picture taken April 18, 2017. REUTERS/Henry Romero
USA-MEXICO/HEROIN
RTS15LXB
May 08, 2017
Poppy plants are seen in a field before being destroyed during a military operation in the municipality...
COYUCA DE CATALAN, Mexico
Poppy plants are seen in a field before being destroyed during a military operation in the municipality...
Poppy plants are seen in a field before being destroyed during a military operation in the municipality of Coyuca de Catalan, Mexico April 18, 2017. Picture taken April 18, 2017. REUTERS/Henry Romero
USA-MEXICO/HEROIN
RTS15LXA
May 08, 2017
Lanced poppy bulbs are seen in a field during a military operation to destroy the field in the municipality...
COYUCA DE CATALAN, Mexico
Lanced poppy bulbs are seen in a field during a military operation to destroy the field in the municipality...
Lanced poppy bulbs are seen in a field during a military operation to destroy the field in the municipality of Coyuca de Catalan, Mexico, Mexico April 18, 2017. Picture taken April 18, 2017. REUTERS/Henry Romero
USA-MEXICO/HEROIN
RTS15LX7
May 08, 2017
Poppy plants are seen in a field before being destroyed during a military operation in the municipality...
COYUCA DE CATALAN, Mexico
Poppy plants are seen in a field before being destroyed during a military operation in the municipality...
Poppy plants are seen in a field before being destroyed during a military operation in the municipality of Coyuca de Catalan, Mexico April 18, 2017. Picture taken April 18, 2017. REUTERS/Henry Romero
USA-MEXICO/HEROIN
RTS15LX6
May 08, 2017
Poppy plants are seen in a field before they are destroyed during a military operation in the municipality...
COYUCA DE CATALAN, Mexico
Poppy plants are seen in a field before they are destroyed during a military operation in the municipality...
Poppy plants are seen in a field before they are destroyed during a military operation in the municipality of Coyuca de Catalan, Mexico April 18, 2017. Picture taken April 18, 2017. REUTERS/Henry Romero
USA-MEXICO/HEROIN
RTS15LWP
May 08, 2017
Lanced poppy bulbs are seen in a field during a military operation to destroy the field in the municipality...
COYUCA DE CATALAN, Mexico
Lanced poppy bulbs are seen in a field during a military operation to destroy the field in the municipality...
Lanced poppy bulbs are seen in a field during a military operation to destroy the field in the municipality of Coyuca de Catalan, Mexico, Mexico April 18, 2017. Picture taken April 18, 2017. REUTERS/Henry Romero
USA-MEXICO/HEROIN
RTS15LWN
May 08, 2017
Poppy plants are seen in a field before they are destroyed during a military operation in the municipality...
COYUCA DE CATALAN, Mexico
Poppy plants are seen in a field before they are destroyed during a military operation in the municipality...
Poppy plants are seen in a field before they are destroyed during a military operation in the municipality of Coyuca de Catalan, Mexico April 18, 2017. Picture taken April 18, 2017. REUTERS/Henry Romero
USA-MEXICO/HEROIN
RTS15LWK
May 08, 2017
A soldier shows the lancing of a poppy bulb to extract the sap, which is used to make opium, during a...
COYUCA DE CATALAN, Mexico
A soldier shows the lancing of a poppy bulb to extract the sap, which is used to make opium, during a...
A soldier shows the lancing of a poppy bulb to extract the sap, which is used to make opium, during a military operation to destroy a poppy field in the municipality of Coyuca de Catalan, Mexico April 18, 2017. Picture taken April 18, 2017. REUTERS/Henry Romero
USA-MEXICO/HEROIN
RTS15LWJ
May 08, 2017
A soldier holds a lanced poppy bulb to show how to extract the sap, which is used to make opium, during...
COYUCA DE CATALAN, Mexico
A soldier holds a lanced poppy bulb to show how to extract the sap, which is used to make opium, during...
A soldier holds a lanced poppy bulb to show how to extract the sap, which is used to make opium, during a military operation to destroy a poppy field in the municipality of Coyuca de Catalan, Mexico April 18, 2017. Picture taken April 18, 2017. REUTERS/Henry Romero
BRITAIN-ROYALS/QUEEN-FLOWERS
RTSFON7
May 24, 2016
A Chelsea Pensioner stands in front of a display of thousands of crochet and embroidered poppies at the...
London, United Kingdom
A Chelsea Pensioner stands in front of a display of thousands of crochet and embroidered poppies at the...
A Chelsea Pensioner stands in front of a display of thousands of crochet and embroidered poppies at the Chelsea Flower Show in London, Britain, May 24, 2016. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
BRITAIN-ROYALS/QUEEN-FLOWERS
RTSFL0J
May 23, 2016
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (2nd R) visits the 5000 Poppies Garden at the 2016 Chelsea Flower Show in...
London, United Kingdom
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II visits the 2016 Chelsea Flower Show in central London
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (2nd R) visits the 5000 Poppies Garden at the 2016 Chelsea Flower Show in central London, Britain May 23, 2016. REUTERS/Adrian Dennis/Pool
BRITAIN-ROYALS/QUEEN-FLOWERS
RTSFJ40
May 23, 2016
Visitors photograph a display of thousands of crocheted and embroidered poppies at the Chelsea Flower...
London, United Kingdom
Visitors photograph a display of thousands of crocheted and embroidered poppies at the Chelsea Flower...
Visitors photograph a display of thousands of crocheted and embroidered poppies at the Chelsea Flower Show in London, Britain, May 23, 2016. REUTERS/Toby Melville
BRITAIN-ROYALS/QUEEN-FLOWERS
RTSFJ3W
May 23, 2016
Detail is seen of a display of thousands of crocheted and embroidered poppies at the Chelsea Flower Show...
London, United Kingdom
Detail is seen of a display of thousands of crocheted and embroidered poppies at the Chelsea Flower Show...
Detail is seen of a display of thousands of crocheted and embroidered poppies at the Chelsea Flower Show in London, Britain, May 23, 2016. REUTERS/Toby Melville
BRITAIN-ROYALS/QUEEN-FLOWERS
RTSFIIF
May 23, 2016
Chelsea Pensioners walk amongst a display of thousands of crocheted and embroidered poppies at the Chelsea...
London, United Kingdom
Chelsea Pensioners walk amongst a display of thousands of crocheted and embroidered poppies at the Chelsea...
Chelsea Pensioners walk amongst a display of thousands of crocheted and embroidered poppies at the Chelsea Flower Show in London, Britain, May 23, 2016. REUTERS/Toby Melville
BRITAIN-ROYALS/QUEEN-FLOWERS
RTSFIID
May 23, 2016
Chelsea Pensioners walk amongst a display of thousands of crocheted and embroidered poppies at the Chelsea...
London, United Kingdom
Chelsea Pensioners walk amongst a display of thousands of crocheted and embroidered poppies at the Chelsea...
Chelsea Pensioners walk amongst a display of thousands of crocheted and embroidered poppies at the Chelsea Flower Show in London, Britain, May 23, 2016. REUTERS/Toby Melville
BRITAIN-ROYALS/QUEEN-FLOWERS
RTSFIIB
May 23, 2016
Chelsea Pensioners walk amongst a display of thousands of crocheted and embroidered poppies at the Chelsea...
London, United Kingdom
Chelsea Pensioners walk amongst a display of thousands of crocheted and embroidered poppies at the Chelsea...
Chelsea Pensioners walk amongst a display of thousands of crocheted and embroidered poppies at the Chelsea Flower Show in London, Britain, May 23, 2016. REUTERS/Toby Melville
BRITAIN-ROYALS/QUEEN-FLOWERS
RTSFIHT
May 23, 2016
Chelsea Pensioners walk amongst a display of thousands of crocheted and embroidered poppies at the Chelsea...
London, United Kingdom
Chelsea Pensioners walk amongst a display of thousands of crocheted and embroidered poppies at the Chelsea...
Chelsea Pensioners walk amongst a display of thousands of crocheted and embroidered poppies at the Chelsea Flower Show in London, Britain, May 23, 2016. REUTERS/Toby Melville TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
EUROPE-MIGRANTS/GREECE-MACEDONIA
RTX2BFRR
April 24, 2016
Two children gather poppies at a field next to a makeshift camp for migrants and refugees at the Greek-Macedonian...
IDOMENI, Greece
Two children gather poppies at a field next to a makeshift camp for migrants and refugees at the Greek-Macedonian...
Two children gather poppies at a field next to a makeshift camp for migrants and refugees at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni, Greece, April 24, 2016. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
MEXICO-DRUGS/OPIATES C
RTX2B7J5
April 22, 2016
Mexico's opium poppy cultivation and murders by state
Mexico
Drugs and murder in Mexico EPS C
Mexico's opium poppy cultivation and murders by state
KENYA-DRUGS/ C
RTR4S7CO
March 05, 2015
KENYA-DRUGS/ – Maps heroin drug trafficking routes through east Africa; includes charts showing Afghan...
Kenya
KENYA-DRUGS/ C
KENYA-DRUGS/ – Maps heroin drug trafficking routes through east Africa; includes charts showing Afghan opium cultivation and heroin seizures in Kenya and Tanzania. Accompanies Reuters special report. (SIN09)
AFGHANISTAN-OPIUM/
RTR4Q005
February 17, 2015
An Afghan farmer works on his poppy field cultivation on the outskirts of Farah province February 4,...
FARAH, Afghanistan
Afghan farmer works on his poppy field cultivation on the outskirts of Farah province
An Afghan farmer works on his poppy field cultivation on the outskirts of Farah province February 4, 2015. Farah offers a prime example of Afghanistan's nexus between Islamist militancy, crime, opium and Kabul's feeble grip on power. Residents say problems escalated after foreign troops withdrew in early 2013 and locals in Farah's most lawless areas say the breakdown in order is complete. Picture taken February 4, 2015. To match Insight AFGHANISTAN-OPIUM/ REUTERS/Omar Sobhani (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: POLITICS DRUGS SOCIETY)
AFGHANISTAN-OPIUM/ C
RTR4PXTT
February 17, 2015
AFGHANISTAN-OPIUM/ Maps change in opium poppy cultivation area in Afghanistan by province, includes...
AFGHANISTAN-OPIUM/ C
AFGHANISTAN-OPIUM/ Maps change in opium poppy cultivation area in Afghanistan by province, includes chart of growing areas since 1994. 10 cm wide. (SIN06)
MYANMAR-NAGA
RTR4KPZR
January 09, 2015
Men smoke opium from traditional pipes made from bamboo in Yansi village in Donhe township in Naga Self-Administered...
DONHE, Myanmar
Men smoke opium from traditional pipes made from bamboo in Yansi village in Donhe township in Naga Self-Administered...
Men smoke opium from traditional pipes made from bamboo in Yansi village in Donhe township in Naga Self-Administered Zone in northwest Myanmar December 25, 2014. The opium is harvested from poppy fields cultivated nearby and is mostly kept for local consumption, while some is traded for goods such as clothing or household items. Most women do not smoke opium, but the majority men in the area do. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY)
MYANMAR-NAGA/WIDERIMAGE
RTR4KPSR
January 09, 2015
Men smoke opium from traditional pipes made out of bamboo at a hunting base camp in an opium field during...
DONHE, Myanmar
Men smoke opium from traditional pipes made out of bamboo at a hunting base camp in an opium field during...
Men smoke opium from traditional pipes made out of bamboo at a hunting base camp in an opium field during a hunting trip between Donhe and Lahe township in the Naga Self-Administered Zone in northwest Myanmar December 27, 2014. The opium is harvested from poppy fields cultivated nearby and is mostly kept for local consumption, while some is traded for goods such as clothing or household items. Women do not smoke opium, but most men in the area do. On Myanmar's mountainous frontier with India live the Naga, a group of tribes historically known as warriors who kept the heads of enemies they killed. In Myanmar, around 120,000 people live in the Naga Self-Administered Zone in Sagaing Division where they survive mainly by subsistence farming and hunting. Cultural practices are changing - for example, younger men now wear trousers rather than traditional loincloths - although many Naga communities remain impoverished and inaccessible by road. The Naga speak dozens of languages and many of those in Myanmar use Burmese as a lingua franca. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: AGRICULTURE SOCIETY FOOD)

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MYANMAR-NAGA/WIDERIMAGE
RTR4KPSF
January 09, 2015
A Naga man cooks raw opium as he prepares it for smoking at hunter's base in an opium field during a...
DONHE, Myanmar
A Naga man cooks raw opium as he prepares it for smoking at hunter's base in an opium field during a...
A Naga man cooks raw opium as he prepares it for smoking at hunter's base in an opium field during a hunting trip between Donhe and Lahe township in the Naga Self-Administered Zone in northwest Myanmar December 28, 2014. The opium is spread on cloth to dry and then heated with water. The opium paste extracted through that process is then ready to be smoked. On Myanmar's mountainous frontier with India live the Naga, a group of tribes historically known as warriors who kept the heads of enemies they killed. In Myanmar, around 120,000 people live in the Naga Self-Administered Zone in Sagaing Division where they survive mainly by subsistence farming and hunting. Cultural practices are changing - for example, younger men now wear trousers rather than traditional loincloths - although many Naga communities remain impoverished and inaccessible by road. The Naga speak dozens of languages and many of those in Myanmar use Burmese as a lingua franca. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: AGRICULTURE SOCIETY FOOD)

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AFGHANISTAN
RTR3NCYZ
May 01, 2014
An Afghan man works on a poppy field in Jalalabad province, May 1, 2014. REUTERS/Parwiz (AFGHANISTAN...
Jalalabad, Afghanistan
Afghan man works on a poppy field in Jalalabad
An Afghan man works on a poppy field in Jalalabad province, May 1, 2014. REUTERS/Parwiz (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: SOCIETY DRUGS)
AFGHANISTAN
RTR3NCYR
May 01, 2014
Afghan men work on a poppy field in Jalalabad province, May 1, 2014. REUTERS/Parwiz (AFGHANISTAN - Tags:...
Jalalabad, Afghanistan
Afghan men work on a poppy field in Jalalabad
Afghan men work on a poppy field in Jalalabad province, May 1, 2014. REUTERS/Parwiz (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: SOCIETY DRUGS)
AFGHANISTAN/
RTR3N2WF
April 29, 2014
An Afghan policeman destroys poppies during a campaign against narcotics in Kunar province, April 29,...
Kunar, Afghanistan
Afghan policeman destroys poppies during a campaign against narcotics in Kunar
An Afghan policeman destroys poppies during a campaign against narcotics in Kunar province, April 29, 2014. REUTERS/Parwiz (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CRIME LAW DRUGS SOCIETY)
AFGHANISTAN-NARCOTICS/
RTR3LOO5
April 17, 2014
An Afghan man works on a poppy field in Jalalabad province April 17, 2014. Afghanistan is the world's...
Jalalabad, Afghanistan
An Afghan man works on a poppy field in Jalalabad province
An Afghan man works on a poppy field in Jalalabad province April 17, 2014. Afghanistan is the world's top cultivator of the poppy, from which opium and heroin are produced. Despite more than a decade of efforts to wean farmers off the crop, fight corruption and cut links between drugs and the Taliban insurgency, poppy expanded to 209,000 hectares (516,000 acres) in 2013, up 36 percent from the previous year. REUTERS/ Parwiz (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY AGRICULTURE ENVIRONMENT)
AFGHANISTAN-NARCOTICS/
RTR3LOO4
April 17, 2014
An Afghan man works on a poppy field in Jalalabad province April 17, 2014. Afghanistan is the world's...
Jalalabad, Afghanistan
An Afghan man works on a poppy field in Jalalabad province
An Afghan man works on a poppy field in Jalalabad province April 17, 2014. Afghanistan is the world's top cultivator of the poppy, from which opium and heroin are produced. Despite more than a decade of efforts to wean farmers off the crop, fight corruption and cut links between drugs and the Taliban insurgency, poppy expanded to 209,000 hectares (516,000 acres) in 2013, up 36 percent from the previous year. REUTERS/ Parwiz (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY AGRICULTURE ENVIRONMENT)
AFGHANISTAN-NARCOTICS/
RTR3LOO1
April 17, 2014
An Afghan man works on a poppy field in Jalalabad province April 17, 2014. Afghanistan is the world's...
Jalalabad, Afghanistan
An Afghan man works on a poppy field in Jalalabad province
An Afghan man works on a poppy field in Jalalabad province April 17, 2014. Afghanistan is the world's top cultivator of the poppy, from which opium and heroin are produced. Despite more than a decade of efforts to wean farmers off the crop, fight corruption and cut links between drugs and the Taliban insurgency, poppy expanded to 209,000 hectares (516,000 acres) in 2013, up 36 percent from the previous year. REUTERS/ Parwiz (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY AGRICULTURE ENVIRONMENT)
AFGHANISTAN-NARCOTICS/
RTR3LON3
April 17, 2014
An Afghan man works on a poppy field in Jalalabad province April 17, 2014. Afghanistan is the world's...
Jalalabad, Afghanistan
An Afghan man works on a poppy field in Jalalabad province
An Afghan man works on a poppy field in Jalalabad province April 17, 2014. Afghanistan is the world's top cultivator of the poppy, from which opium and heroin are produced. Despite more than a decade of efforts to wean farmers off the crop, fight corruption and cut links between drugs and the Taliban insurgency, poppy expanded to 209,000 hectares (516,000 acres) in 2013, up 36 percent from the previous year. REUTERS/ Parwiz (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY AGRICULTURE ENVIRONMENT)
Myanmar
Myanmar
Crackdown on Opium Production - 20 Jan 2014
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MYANMAR/
RTX17KUO
January 19, 2014
Children play in Nanbarkyaing village as Taang National Liberation Army (TNLA) soldiers (not pictured)...
MANTONG, Myanmar
Children play in Nanbarkyaing village as Taang National Liberation Army soldiers destroy a poppy field...
Children play in Nanbarkyaing village as Taang National Liberation Army (TNLA) soldiers (not pictured) destroy a poppy field nearby, in Mantong township, in the northern Shan state January 15, 2014. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said opium production in Myanmar increased 26 percent in 2013 to an estimated 870 tonnes, the highest since joint-assessments with Myanmar's government began in 2002. The report said the increase is due to an expansion in the cultivation of areas in northern Myanmar from an estimated 51,000 hectares (510 sq km) in 2012 to 57,800 hectares (578 sq km) in 2014. It said 92 percent of opium poppy cultivation in the country is in Shan state, home to several armed groups that have been linked to the drugs trade for many years. Picture taken January 15, 2014. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: CIVIL UNREST DRUGS SOCIETY)
MYANMAR/
RTX17KUN
January 19, 2014
A Taang National Liberation Army (TNLA) soldier sits by the fire for warmth before the army destroys...
MANTONG, Myanmar
A Taang National Liberation Army soldier sits by the fire for warmth before the army destroys a poppy...
A Taang National Liberation Army (TNLA) soldier sits by the fire for warmth before the army destroys a poppy field in Nanbarkyaing village, Mantong township, in the northern Shan state January 15, 2014. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said opium production in Myanmar increased 26 percent in 2013 to an estimated 870 tonnes, the highest since joint-assessments with Myanmar's government began in 2002. The report said the increase is due to an expansion in the cultivation of areas in northern Myanmar from an estimated 51,000 hectares (510 sq km) in 2012 to 57,800 hectares (578 sq km) in 2014. It said 92 percent of opium poppy cultivation in the country is in Shan state, home to several armed groups that have been linked to the drugs trade for many years. Picture taken January 15, 2014. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: CIVIL UNREST DRUGS SOCIETY)
MYANMAR/
RTX17KUH
January 19, 2014
Taang National Liberation Army (TNLA) soldiers stand guard before they destroy a poppy field in Nanbarkyaing...
MANTONG, Myanmar
Taang National Liberation Army soldiers stand guard before they destroy a poppy field in Nanbarkyaing...
Taang National Liberation Army (TNLA) soldiers stand guard before they destroy a poppy field in Nanbarkyaing village, Mantong township, in the northern Shan state January 15, 2014. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said opium production in Myanmar increased 26 percent in 2013 to an estimated 870 tonnes, the highest since joint-assessments with Myanmar's government began in 2002. The report said the increase is due to an expansion in the cultivation of areas in northern Myanmar from an estimated 51,000 hectares (510 sq km) in 2012 to 57,800 hectares (578 sq km) in 2014. It said 92 percent of opium poppy cultivation in the country is in Shan state, home to several armed groups that have been linked to the drugs trade for many years. Picture taken January 15, 2014. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: CIVIL UNREST DRUGS SOCIETY)
MYANMAR/
RTX17KUE
January 19, 2014
A girl peers out from her hut in Nanbarkyaing village as Taang National Liberation Army (TNLA) soldiers...
MANTONG, Myanmar
A girl peers out from her hut in Nanbarkyaing village as Taang National Liberation Army soldiers destroy...
A girl peers out from her hut in Nanbarkyaing village as Taang National Liberation Army (TNLA) soldiers (not pictured) destroy a poppy field nearby, in Mantong township, in the northern Shan state January 15, 2014. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said opium production in Myanmar increased 26 percent in 2013 to an estimated 870 tonnes, the highest since joint-assessments with Myanmar's government began in 2002. The report said the increase is due to an expansion in the cultivation of areas in northern Myanmar from an estimated 51,000 hectares (510 sq km) in 2012 to 57,800 hectares (578 sq km) in 2014. It said 92 percent of opium poppy cultivation in the country is in Shan state, home to several armed groups that have been linked to the drugs trade for many years. Picture taken January 15, 2014. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: CIVIL UNREST DRUGS SOCIETY)
MYANMAR/
RTX17KUB
January 19, 2014
A Taang National Liberation Army (TNLA) soldier stands guard before the army destroys a poppy field in...
MANTONG, Myanmar
A poppy field worker removes his belongings as Taang National Liberation Army soldiers set fire to his...
A Taang National Liberation Army (TNLA) soldier stands guard before the army destroys a poppy field in Nanbarkyaing village, Mantong township, in the northern Shan state January 15, 2014. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said opium production in Myanmar increased 26 percent in 2013 to an estimated 870 tonnes, the highest since joint-assessments with Myanmar's government began in 2002. The report said the increase is due to an expansion in the cultivation of areas in northern Myanmar from an estimated 51,000 hectares (510 sq km) in 2012 to 57,800 hectares (578 sq km) in 2014. It said 92 percent of opium poppy cultivation in the country is in Shan state, home to several armed groups that have been linked to the drugs trade for many years. Picture taken January 15, 2014. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: CIVIL UNREST DRUGS SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
MYANMAR/
RTX17KU6
January 19, 2014
Yanwarme (R), 24, and her daughter Htoo Htoo Me, 4, pass time in Nanbarkyaing village as Taang National...
MANTONG, Myanmar
Villagers passes time in Nanbarkyaing village as Taang National Liberation Army soldiers destroy a poppy...
Yanwarme (R), 24, and her daughter Htoo Htoo Me, 4, pass time in Nanbarkyaing village as Taang National Liberation Army (TNLA) soldiers (not pictured) destroy a poppy field nearby, in Mantong township, in the northern Shan state January 15, 2014. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said opium production in Myanmar increased 26 percent in 2013 to an estimated 870 tonnes, the highest since joint-assessments with Myanmar's government began in 2002. The report said the increase is due to an expansion in the cultivation of areas in northern Myanmar from an estimated 51,000 hectares (510 sq km) in 2012 to 57,800 hectares (578 sq km) in 2014. It said 92 percent of opium poppy cultivation in the country is in Shan state, home to several armed groups that have been linked to the drugs trade for many years. Picture taken January 15, 2014. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: CIVIL UNREST DRUGS SOCIETY)
MYANMAR/
RTX17KU3
January 19, 2014
A family passes time in Nanbarkyaing village as Taang National Liberation Army (TNLA) soldiers (not pictured)...
MANTONG, Myanmar
A family passes time in Nanbarkyaing village as Taang National Liberation Army soldiers destroy a poppy...
A family passes time in Nanbarkyaing village as Taang National Liberation Army (TNLA) soldiers (not pictured) destroy a poppy field nearby, in Mantong township, in the northern Shan state January 15, 2014. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said opium production in Myanmar increased 26 percent in 2013 to an estimated 870 tonnes, the highest since joint-assessments with Myanmar's government began in 2002. The report said the increase is due to an expansion in the cultivation of areas in northern Myanmar from an estimated 51,000 hectares (510 sq km) in 2012 to 57,800 hectares (578 sq km) in 2014. It said 92 percent of opium poppy cultivation in the country is in Shan state, home to several armed groups that have been linked to the drugs trade for many years. Picture taken January 15, 2014. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: CIVIL UNREST DRUGS SOCIETY)
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RTX17KTZ
January 19, 2014
A Taang National Liberation Army (TNLA) soldier stands guard before the army destroys a poppy field in...
MANTONG, Myanmar
A Taang National Liberation Army soldier stands guard before the army destroys a poppy field in Nanbarkyaing...
A Taang National Liberation Army (TNLA) soldier stands guard before the army destroys a poppy field in Nanbarkyaing village, Mantong township, in the northern Shan state January 15, 2014. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said opium production in Myanmar increased 26 percent in 2013 to an estimated 870 tonnes, the highest since joint-assessments with Myanmar's government began in 2002. The report said the increase is due to an expansion in the cultivation of areas in northern Myanmar from an estimated 51,000 hectares (510 sq km) in 2012 to 57,800 hectares (578 sq km) in 2014. It said 92 percent of opium poppy cultivation in the country is in Shan state, home to several armed groups that have been linked to the drugs trade for many years. Picture taken January 15, 2014. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: CIVIL UNREST DRUGS SOCIETY)
MYANMAR/
RTX17KTU
January 19, 2014
Children look at a Taang National Liberation Army (TNLA) soldier before he destroys a poppy field near...
MANTONG, Myanmar
Children look at a Taang National Liberation Army (TNLA) soldier before he destroys a poppy field near...
Children look at a Taang National Liberation Army (TNLA) soldier before he destroys a poppy field near Loimgmain village, Mantong township, in the northern Shan state, January 16, 2014. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said opium production in Myanmar increased 26 percent in 2013 to an estimated 870 tonnes, the highest since joint-assessments with Myanmar's government began in 2002. The report said the increase is due to an expansion in the cultivation of areas in northern Myanmar from an estimated 51,000 hectares (510 sq km) in 2012 to 57,800 hectares (578 sq km) in 2014. It said 92 percent of opium poppy cultivation in the country is in Shan state, home to several armed groups that have been linked to the drugs trade for many years. Picture taken January 16, 2014. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: CIVIL UNREST DRUGS SOCIETY)
MYANMAR/
RTX17KTN
January 19, 2014
A family passes time at their hut near a poppy field, as Taang National Liberation Army (TNLA) soldiers...
MANTONG, Myanmar
A family passes time at their hut near a poppy field near Loimgmain village
A family passes time at their hut near a poppy field, as Taang National Liberation Army (TNLA) soldiers destroy the field, near Loimgmain village, Mantong township, in the northern Shan state, January 16, 2014. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said opium production in Myanmar increased 26 percent in 2013 to an estimated 870 tonnes, the highest since joint-assessments with Myanmar's government began in 2002. The report said the increase is due to an expansion in the cultivation of areas in northern Myanmar from an estimated 51,000 hectares (510 sq km) in 2012 to 57,800 hectares (578 sq km) in 2014. It said 92 percent of opium poppy cultivation in the country is in Shan state, home to several armed groups that have been linked to the drugs trade for many years. Picture taken January 16, 2014. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: CIVIL UNREST DRUGS SOCIETY)
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RTX17KTM
January 19, 2014
Eike Tun, 40, a poppy field worker, removes his belongings as Taang National Liberation Army (TNLA) soldiers...
MANTONG, Myanmar
A poppy field worker removes his belongings as Taang National Liberation Army soldiers set fire to his...
Eike Tun, 40, a poppy field worker, removes his belongings as Taang National Liberation Army (TNLA) soldiers set fire to his hut during a destruction of the poppy field, near Loimgmain village, Mantong township, in the northern Shan state, January 16, 2014. Eike Tun gets 200,000 kyats ($200) for per opium season. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said opium production in Myanmar increased 26 percent in 2013 to an estimated 870 tonnes, the highest since joint-assessments with Myanmar's government began in 2002. The report said the increase is due to an expansion in the cultivation of areas in northern Myanmar from an estimated 51,000 hectares (510 sq km) in 2012 to 57,800 hectares (578 sq km) in 2014. It said 92 percent of opium poppy cultivation in the country is in Shan state, home to several armed groups that have been linked to the drugs trade for many years. Picture taken January 16, 2014. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: CIVIL UNREST DRUGS SOCIETY)
MYANMAR/
RTX17KTI
January 19, 2014
A family passes time in their hut near an opium field near Loimgmain village, Mantong township, in the...
MANTONG, Myanmar
A family passes time in their hut near an opium field near Loimgmain village
A family passes time in their hut near an opium field near Loimgmain village, Mantong township, in the northern Shan state, January 16, 2014. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said opium production in Myanmar increased 26 percent in 2013 to an estimated 870 tonnes, the highest since joint-assessments with Myanmar's government began in 2002. The report said the increase is due to an expansion in the cultivation of areas in northern Myanmar from an estimated 51,000 hectares (510 sq km) in 2012 to 57,800 hectares (578 sq km) in 2014. It said 92 percent of opium poppy cultivation in the country is in Shan state, home to several armed groups that have been linked to the drugs trade for many years. Picture taken January 16, 2014. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: CIVIL UNREST DRUGS SOCIETY)
MYANMAR/
RTX17KTE
January 19, 2014
Ngokhu, 30, an opium field worker, sits near a fire for warmth in a hut at an opium field near Loimgmain...
MANTONG, Myanmar
An opium field worker, sits near a fire for warmth in a hut at an opium field near Loimgmain village,...
Ngokhu, 30, an opium field worker, sits near a fire for warmth in a hut at an opium field near Loimgmain village, Mantong township, in the northern Shan state, January 16, 2014. Ngokhu gets 4,000 kyats ($4) for per day for working on the opium field. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said opium production in Myanmar increased 26 percent in 2013 to an estimated 870 tonnes, the highest since joint-assessments with Myanmar's government began in 2002. The report said the increase is due to an expansion in the cultivation of areas in northern Myanmar from an estimated 51,000 hectares (510 sq km) in 2012 to 57,800 hectares (578 sq km) in 2014. It said 92 percent of opium poppy cultivation in the country is in Shan state, home to several armed groups that have been linked to the drugs trade for many years. Picture taken January 16, 2014. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: CIVIL UNREST DRUGS SOCIETY)
MYANMAR/
RTX17KTA
January 19, 2014
Eike Tun (R), 40, an opium field worker, sits on the field next to a Taang National Liberation Army (TNLA)...
MANTONG, Myanmar
An opium field worker, sits on the field next to a Taang National Liberation Army soldier destroying...
Eike Tun (R), 40, an opium field worker, sits on the field next to a Taang National Liberation Army (TNLA) soldier (L) destroying poppy plants, near Loimgmain village, Mantong township, in the northern Shan state, January 16, 2014. Eike Tun gets 200,000 kyats ($200) for per opium season. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said opium production in Myanmar increased 26 percent in 2013 to an estimated 870 tonnes, the highest since joint-assessments with Myanmar's government began in 2002. The report said the increase is due to an expansion in the cultivation of areas in northern Myanmar from an estimated 51,000 hectares (510 sq km) in 2012 to 57,800 hectares (578 sq km) in 2014. It said 92 percent of opium poppy cultivation in the country is in Shan state, home to several armed groups that have been linked to the drugs trade for many years. Picture taken January 16, 2014. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: CIVIL UNREST DRUGS SOCIETY)
MYANMAR/
RTX17KT4
January 19, 2014
A Taang National Liberation Army (TNLA) soldier carries a weapon during the destruction of an opium field...
MANTONG, Myanmar
A Taang National Liberation Army soldier carries a weapon during the destruction of an opium field near...
A Taang National Liberation Army (TNLA) soldier carries a weapon during the destruction of an opium field near Loimgmain village, Mantong township, in the northern Shan state, January 16, 2014. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said opium production in Myanmar increased 26 percent in 2013 to an estimated 870 tonnes, the highest since joint-assessments with Myanmar's government began in 2002. The report said the increase is due to an expansion in the cultivation of areas in northern Myanmar from an estimated 51,000 hectares (510 sq km) in 2012 to 57,800 hectares (578 sq km) in 2014. It said 92 percent of opium poppy cultivation in the country is in Shan state, home to several armed groups that have been linked to the drugs trade for many years. Picture taken January 16, 2014. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: CIVIL UNREST DRUGS SOCIETY)
MYANMAR/
RTX17KT0
January 19, 2014
Taang National Liberation Army (TNLA) soldiers carry weapons during the destruction of an opium field...
MANTONG, Myanmar
Taang National Liberation Army soldiers carry weapons during the destruction of an opium field near Loimgmain...
Taang National Liberation Army (TNLA) soldiers carry weapons during the destruction of an opium field near Loimgmain village, Mantong township, in the northern Shan state, January 16, 2014. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said opium production in Myanmar increased 26 percent in 2013 to an estimated 870 tonnes, the highest since joint-assessments with Myanmar's government began in 2002. The report said the increase is due to an expansion in the cultivation of areas in northern Myanmar from an estimated 51,000 hectares (510 sq km) in 2012 to 57,800 hectares (578 sq km) in 2014. It said 92 percent of opium poppy cultivation in the country is in Shan state, home to several armed groups that have been linked to the drugs trade for many years. Picture taken January 16, 2014. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: CIVIL UNREST DRUGS SOCIETY)
MYANMAR/
RTX17KSY
January 19, 2014
A Taang National Liberation Army (TNLA) soldier carries a weapon during the destruction of an opium field,...
MANTONG, Myanmar
A Taang National Liberation Army soldier carries a weapon during the destruction of an opium field, near...
A Taang National Liberation Army (TNLA) soldier carries a weapon during the destruction of an opium field, near Loimgmain village, Mantong township, in the northern Shan state, January 16, 2014. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said opium production in Myanmar increased 26 percent in 2013 to an estimated 870 tonnes, the highest since joint-assessments with Myanmar's government began in 2002. The report said the increase is due to an expansion in the cultivation of areas in northern Myanmar from an estimated 51,000 hectares (510 sq km) in 2012 to 57,800 hectares (578 sq km) in 2014. It said 92 percent of opium poppy cultivation in the country is in Shan state, home to several armed groups that have been linked to the drugs trade for many years. Picture taken January 16, 2014. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: CIVIL UNREST DRUGS SOCIETY)
MYANMAR/
RTX17KST
January 19, 2014
A Taang National Liberation Army (TNLA) soldier sets fire to poppy plants during the destruction of an...
MANTONG, Myanmar
A Taang National Liberation Army soldier sets fire to poppy plants during the destruction of an opium...
A Taang National Liberation Army (TNLA) soldier sets fire to poppy plants during the destruction of an opium field, near Loimgmain village, Mantong township, in the northern Shan state, January 16, 2014. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said opium production in Myanmar increased 26 percent in 2013 to an estimated 870 tonnes, the highest since joint-assessments with Myanmar's government began in 2002. The report said the increase is due to an expansion in the cultivation of areas in northern Myanmar from an estimated 51,000 hectares (510 sq km) in 2012 to 57,800 hectares (578 sq km) in 2014. It said 92 percent of opium poppy cultivation in the country is in Shan state, home to several armed groups that have been linked to the drugs trade for many years. Picture taken January 16, 2014. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: CIVIL UNREST DRUGS SOCIETY)
MYANMAR/
RTX17KSQ
January 19, 2014
Eike Tun, 40, an opium field worker, sits on the field as Taang National Liberation Army (TNLA) soldiers...
MANTONG, Myanmar
An opium field worker sits on the field as Taang National Liberation Army soldiers destroy poppy plants,...
Eike Tun, 40, an opium field worker, sits on the field as Taang National Liberation Army (TNLA) soldiers destroy poppy plants, near Loimgmain village, Mantong township, in the northern Shan state, January 16, 2014. Eike Tun gets 200,000 kyats ($200) for per opium season. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said opium production in Myanmar increased 26 percent in 2013 to an estimated 870 tonnes, the highest since joint-assessments with Myanmar's government began in 2002. The report said the increase is due to an expansion in the cultivation of areas in northern Myanmar from an estimated 51,000 hectares (510 sq km) in 2012 to 57,800 hectares (578 sq km) in 2014. It said 92 percent of opium poppy cultivation in the country is in Shan state, home to several armed groups that have been linked to the drugs trade for many years. Picture taken January 16, 2014. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: CIVIL UNREST DRUGS SOCIETY)
MYANMAR/
RTX17KSH
January 19, 2014
A Taang National Liberation Army (TNLA) soldier displays poppy plants as the army destroys an opium field...
MANTONG, Myanmar
A Taang National Liberation Army soldier displays poppy plants as the army destroys an opium field near...
A Taang National Liberation Army (TNLA) soldier displays poppy plants as the army destroys an opium field near Loimgmain village, Mantong township, in the northern Shan state, January 16, 2014. Eike Nyi earns 2,000 kyats ($2) per day working on the opium field. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said opium production in Myanmar increased 26 percent in 2013 to an estimated 870 tonnes, the highest since joint-assessments with Myanmar's government began in 2002. The report said the increase is due to an expansion in the cultivation of areas in northern Myanmar from an estimated 51,000 hectares (510 sq km) in 2012 to 57,800 hectares (578 sq km) in 2014. It said 92 percent of opium poppy cultivation in the country is in Shan state, home to several armed groups that have been linked to the drugs trade for many years. Picture taken January 16, 2014. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: CIVIL UNREST DRUGS SOCIETY)
MYANMAR/
RTX17KSD
January 19, 2014
Eike Nyi, 30, an opium field worker, stands next to his burning hut as Taang National Liberation Army...
MANTONG, Myanmar
An opium field worker stands next to his burning hut as Taang National Liberation Army soldiers destroy...
Eike Nyi, 30, an opium field worker, stands next to his burning hut as Taang National Liberation Army (TNLA) soldiers destroy the opium field, near Loimgmain village, Mantong township, in the northern Shan state, January 16, 2014. Eike Nyi earns 2,000 kyats ($2) per day working on the opium field. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said opium production in Myanmar increased 26 percent in 2013 to an estimated 870 tonnes, the highest since joint-assessments with Myanmar's government began in 2002. The report said the increase is due to an expansion in the cultivation of areas in northern Myanmar from an estimated 51,000 hectares (510 sq km) in 2012 to 57,800 hectares (578 sq km) in 2014. It said 92 percent of opium poppy cultivation in the country is in Shan state, home to several armed groups that have been linked to the drugs trade for many years. Picture taken January 16, 2014. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: CIVIL UNREST DRUGS SOCIETY)
RTX15BKJ
November 13, 2013
AFGHANISTAN-OPIUM/ - Charts opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan since 2002. (SIN02)
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AFGHANISTAN-OPIUM/ - Charts opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan since 2002. (SIN02)
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