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Myanmar's Opium War - 20 Feb 2012
Myanmar's Opium War - 20 Feb 2012
MYANMAR/OPIUM
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February 20, 2012
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 1 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ...
Kyauk Ka Char, Myanmar
A policeman secures a temple where local villagers meet representatives of the United Nations Office...
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 1 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ

A policeman secures a temple where local villagers meet representatives of the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC) and Myanmar's police at the village of Kyauk Ka Char, in the mountains of Shan State January 26, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. Picture taken January 26, 2012. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
RTR2Y5IH
February 20, 2012
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 4 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ...
Ho Hwayt, Myanmar
Soldiers and villagers walk home after destroying the poppy fields above the village of Ho Hwayt, in...
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 4 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ

Soldiers and villagers walk home after destroying the poppy fields above the village of Ho Hwayt, in the mountains of Shan State January 26, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. Picture taken January 26, 2012. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
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February 20, 2012
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 6 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ...
Ho Hwayt, Myanmar
Soldiers use sticks to destroy poppy fields above the village of Ho Hwayt, in the mountains of Shan State...
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 6 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ

Soldiers use sticks to destroy poppy fields above the village of Ho Hwayt, in the mountains of Shan State January 26, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. Picture taken January 26, 2012.
REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
RTR2Y5IE
February 20, 2012
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 8 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ...
Kor Miang Pin, Myanmar
Ethnic Akha women wearing traditional clothes meet representatives of the United Nations Office on Drugs...
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 8 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ

Ethnic Akha women wearing traditional clothes meet representatives of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) representatives and Myanmar's police at the village of Kor Miang Pin, in the mountains of Shan State January 29, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. Picture taken January 29, 2012. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
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February 20, 2012
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 29 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ...
Tar-Pu, Myanmar
Children gather at a school of the village of Tar-Pu, in the mountains of Shan State
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 29 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ



Children gather at a school of the village of Tar-Pu, in the mountains of Shan State January 27, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. Picture taken January 27, 2012.
REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
RTR2Y5IO
February 20, 2012
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 26 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ...
Tar-Pu, Myanmar
Policemen and local villagers destroy a poppy field above the village of Tar-Pu, in the mountains of...
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 26 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ

Policemen and local villagers destroy a poppy field above the village of Tar-Pu, in the mountains of Shan State January 27, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. Picture taken January 27, 2012.
REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
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February 20, 2012
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 12 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ...
Kor Miang Pin, Myanmar
Ethnic Akha women wearing traditional clothes meet representatives of the United Nations Office on Drug...
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 12 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ

Ethnic Akha women wearing traditional clothes meet representatives of the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC) and Myanmar's police at the village of Kor Miang Pin, in the mountains of Shan State January 29, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. Picture taken January 29, 2012. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
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February 20, 2012
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 30 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ

Villagers...
Ho Hwayt, Myanmar
Villagers take a rest after destroying poppy fields above the village of Ho Hwayt, in the mountains of...
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 30 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ

Villagers take a rest after destroying poppy fields above the village of Ho Hwayt, in the mountains of Shan State January 26, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. Picture taken January 26, 2012. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
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February 20, 2012
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 31 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ...
Ho Hwayt, Myanmar
Villagers walk past a gunman after destroying poppy fields above the village of Ho Hwayt, in the mountains...
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 31 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ

Villagers walk past a gunman after destroying poppy fields above the village of Ho Hwayt, in the mountains of Shan State January 26, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. Picture taken January 26, 2012. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
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February 20, 2012
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 24 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ...
Kor Miang Pin, Myanmar
Ethnic Akha women wearing traditional clothes meet representatives of the United Nations Office on Drugs...
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 24 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ

Ethnic Akha women wearing traditional clothes meet representatives of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Myanmar's police at the village of Kor Miang Pin, in the mountains of Shan State January 29, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. Picture taken January 29, 2012. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
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February 20, 2012
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 32 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ...
Kyauk Ka Char, Myanmar
The hands of 48-year-old Moe Mohm, an ethnic Pa-O widow with six daughters, whose poppy field was destroyed,...
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 32 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ

The hands of 48-year-old Moe Mohm, an ethnic Pa-O widow with six daughters, whose poppy field was destroyed, are seen at the village of Kyauk Ka Char in the mountains of Shan State January 26, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. Picture taken January 26, 2012.
REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
RTR2Y5J0
February 20, 2012
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 33 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ...
Tar-Pu, Myanmar
Children gather at a school of the village of Tar-Pu, in the mountains of Shan State
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 33 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ


Children gather at a school of the village of Tar-Pu, in the mountains of Shan State January 27, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. Picture taken January 27, 2012.
REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
RTR2Y5IZ
February 20, 2012
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 34 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ

Policemen...
Kyauk Ka Cha, Myanmar
Policemen patrol near the village of Kyauk Ka Char, in the mountains of Shan State
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 34 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ

Policemen patrol near the village of Kyauk Ka Char, in the mountains of Shan State January 27, 2012. Representatives of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Myanmar's police visited the village only a few weeks after fighting between local ethnic groups stopped. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. Picture taken January 27, 2012.
REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
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February 20, 2012
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 19 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ...
Kyauk Ka Char, Myanmar
Buddhist monks and villagers meet representatives of the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC)...
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 19 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ

Buddhist monks and villagers meet representatives of the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC) and Myanmar's police at the temple of the village of Kyauk Ka Char, in the mountains of Shan State January 26, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. Picture taken January 26, 2012. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY RELIGION)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
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February 20, 2012
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 20 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ...
Kyauk Ka Char, Myanmar
Buddhist monks and villagers meet representatives of the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC)...
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 20 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ



Buddhist monks and villagers meet representatives of the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC) and Myanmar's police at the temple of the village of Kyauk Ka Char, in the mountains of Shan State January 26, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. Picture taken January 26, 2012. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY RELIGION)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
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February 20, 2012
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 21 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ...
Kyauk Ka Char, Myanmar
Ethnic Pa-O woman holds her baby as local villagers meet with representatives of the United Nations Office...
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 21 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ

Ethnic Pa-O woman holds her baby as local villagers meet with representatives of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Myanmar's police at the village of Kyauk Ka Char, in the mountains of Shan State January 26, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. Picture taken January 26, 2012. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
RTR2Y5IJ
February 20, 2012
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 2 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ...
Tar-Pu, Myanmar
Policemen and villagers use sticks and grass cutters to destroy a poppy field above the village of Tar-Pu,...
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 2 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ

Policemen and villagers use sticks and grass cutters to destroy a poppy field above the village of Tar-Pu, in the mountains of Shan State January 27, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. Picture taken January 27, 2012. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
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February 20, 2012
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 15 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ...
Ho Hwayt, Myanmar
Villagers walk home after destroying poppy fields above the village of Ho Hwayt, in the mountains of...
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 15 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ

Villagers walk home after destroying poppy fields above the village of Ho Hwayt, in the mountains of Shan State January 26, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. Picture taken January 26, 2012. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
RTR2Y5IB
February 20, 2012
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 10 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ...
Kyauk Ka Char, Myanmar
Buddhist novice monks gather outside a temple where local villagers meet representatives of the United...
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 10 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ

Buddhist novice monks gather outside a temple where local villagers meet representatives of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Myanmar's police at the village of Kyauk Ka Char, in the mountains of Shan State January 26, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. Picture taken January 26, 2012. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY RELIGION)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
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February 20, 2012
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 22 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ


Ethnic...
Kyauk Ka Char, Myanmar
Ethnic Pa-O villagers leave the temple after meeting with representatives of the United Nations Office...
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 22 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ


Ethnic Pa-O villagers leave the temple after meeting with representatives of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Myanmar's police at the village of Kyauk Ka Char, in the mountains of Shan State January 26, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. Picture taken January 26, 2012. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
RTR2Y5IQ
February 20, 2012
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 25 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ...
War Taw, Myanmar
An ethnic Pa-O woman smiles after meeting with representatives of the United Nations Office on Drugs...
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 25 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ

An ethnic Pa-O woman smiles after meeting with representatives of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Myanmar's police at the village of War Taw, in the mountains of Shan State January 27, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. Picture taken January 27, 2012.REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
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February 20, 2012
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 9 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ...
Kyauk Ka Cha, Myanmar
Government-backed village militia, made up of former Pa-O National Army rebels, patrol near the village...
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 9 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ


Government-backed village militia, made up of former Pa-O National Army rebels, patrol near the village of Kyauk Ka Char, in the mountains of Shan State January 27, 2012. Representatives of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Myanmar's police visited the village only a few weeks after fighting between local ethnic groups stopped. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. Picture taken January 27, 2012. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
RTR2Y5IN
February 20, 2012
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 27 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ...
Tar-Pu, Myanmar
Poppy plants are seen after policemen destroyed a field above the village of Tar-Pu, in the mountains...
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 27 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ

Poppy plants are seen after policemen destroyed a field above the village of Tar-Pu, in the mountains of Shan State January 27, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. Picture taken January 27, 2012. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
RTR2Y5IM
February 20, 2012
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 28 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ...
Kor Miang Pin, Myanmar
A dog sleeps as local farmers meet with representatives of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime...
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 28 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ

A dog sleeps as local farmers meet with representatives of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Myanmar's police at the village of Kor Miang Pin, in the mountains of Shan State January 26, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. Picture taken January 26, 2012.
REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: ANIMALS DRUGS SOCIETY)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
RTR2Y5II
February 20, 2012
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 3 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ...
Tar-Pu, Myanmar
Villagers sit outside a house where they met UN and Myanmar's police representatives at the village of...
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 3 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ

Villagers sit outside a house where they met UN and Myanmar's police representatives at the village of Tar-Pu, in the mountains of Shan State January 27, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. Picture taken January 27, 2012. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
RTR2Y5IG
February 20, 2012
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 5 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ...
Tar-Pu, Myanmar
Policemen and local villagers destroy a poppy field above the village of Tar-Pu, in the mountains of...
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 5 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ

Policemen and local villagers destroy a poppy field above the village of Tar-Pu, in the mountains of Shan State January 27, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. Picture taken January 27, 2012. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
RTR2Y5ID
February 20, 2012
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 7 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ...
Tar-Pu, Myanmar
A policeman holds poppy plants after a field was destroyed above the village of Tar-Pu, in the mountains...
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 7 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ

A policeman holds poppy plants after a field was destroyed above the village of Tar-Pu, in the mountains of Shan State January 27, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. Picture taken January 27, 2012. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
RTR2Y5IA
February 20, 2012
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 11 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ...
Kor Miang Pin, Myanmar
Ethnic Akha women wearing traditional clothes meet representatives of the United Nations Office on Drugs...
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 11 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ

Ethnic Akha women wearing traditional clothes meet representatives of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Myanmar's police at the village of Kor Miang Pin, in the mountains of Shan State January 29, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. Picture taken January 29, 2012. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
RTR2Y5I8
February 20, 2012
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 14 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ...
Kor Miang Pin, Myanmar
Ethnic Akha people meet representatives from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and...
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 14 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ

Ethnic Akha people meet representatives from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Myanmar police in the village of Kor Miang Pin, in the mountains of Shan State January 29, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. Picture taken January 29, 2012.
REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
RTR2Y5I7
February 20, 2012
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 13 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ...
Kyauk Ka Char, Myanmar
Buddhist novice monks play outside a temple where local villagers meet United Nations Office on Drugs...
ATTENTION EDITORS THIS IS 13 OF 35 PICTURES FROM MYANMAR'S OPIUM WAR BY REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIR SAGOLJ

Buddhist novice monks play outside a temple where local villagers meet United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Myanmar's police representatives at the village of Kyauk Ka Char, in the mountains of Shan State January 26, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. Picture taken January 26, 2012. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY RELIGION)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
RTR2Y4IJ
February 20, 2012
Novice monks play as a policeman secures a Buddhist temple where local villagers meet UN representatives...
Kyauk Ka Char, Myanmar
To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM
Novice monks play as a policeman secures a Buddhist temple where local villagers meet UN representatives and Myanmar police in the village of Kyauk Ka Char, in the mountains of Shan State January 26, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY DRUGS RELIGION)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
RTR2Y4IF
February 20, 2012
Buddhist novice monks gather outside a temple where local villagers meet UN and Myanmar's police representatives...
Kyauk Ka Char, Myanmar
To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM
Buddhist novice monks gather outside a temple where local villagers meet UN and Myanmar's police representatives in the village of Kyauk Ka Char, in the mountains of Shan State January 26, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY DRUGS RELIGION)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
RTR2Y4I4
February 19, 2012
Policemen destroy a poppy field above the village of Tar-Pu, in the mountains of Shan State January 27,...
Tar-Pu, Myanmar
To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM
Policemen destroy a poppy field above the village of Tar-Pu, in the mountains of Shan State January 27, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY DRUGS)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
RTR2Y4IO
February 20, 2012
A policeman uses a grass cutter to destroy a poppy field above the village of Tar-Pu, in the mountains...
Tar-Pu, Myanmar
To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM
A policeman uses a grass cutter to destroy a poppy field above the village of Tar-Pu, in the mountains of Shan State January 27, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY DRUGS)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
RTR2Y4IS
February 20, 2012
Policemen and local villagers destroy a poppy field above the village of Tar-Pu, in the mountains of...
Tar-Pu, Myanmar
To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM
Policemen and local villagers destroy a poppy field above the village of Tar-Pu, in the mountains of Shan State January 27, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY DRUGS)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
RTR2Y4I1
February 19, 2012
A policeman holds poppy plants after a field was destroyed above the village of Tar-Pu, in the mountains...
Tar-Pu, Myanmar
To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM
A policeman holds poppy plants after a field was destroyed above the village of Tar-Pu, in the mountains of Shan State January 27, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY DRUGS)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
RTR2Y4HZ
February 19, 2012
Moe Mohm, 48, an ethnic Pa-O widow with six daughters whose poppy field was destroyed, sits in her house...
Kyauk Ka Char, Myanmar
To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM
Moe Mohm, 48, an ethnic Pa-O widow with six daughters whose poppy field was destroyed, sits in her house in the village of Kyauk Ka Char, in the mountains of Shan State January 26, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY DRUGS)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
RTR2Y4HY
February 19, 2012
Moe Mohm, 48, an ethnic Pa-O widow with six daughters whose poppy field was destroyed, sits in her house...
Kyauk Ka Char, Myanmar
To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM
Moe Mohm, 48, an ethnic Pa-O widow with six daughters whose poppy field was destroyed, sits in her house in the village of Kyauk Ka Char, in the mountains of Shan State January 26, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY DRUGS)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
RTR2Y4HV
February 19, 2012
Moe Mohm, 48, an ethnic Pa-O widow with six daughters whose poppy field was destroyed, stands outside...
Kyauk Ka Char, Myanmar
To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM
Moe Mohm, 48, an ethnic Pa-O widow with six daughters whose poppy field was destroyed, stands outside her house in the village of Kyauk Ka Char, in the mountains of Shan State January 26, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY DRUGS)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
RTR2Y4HW
February 19, 2012
Moe Mohm, 48, an ethnic Pa-O widow with six daughters whose poppy field was destroyed, sits in her house...
Kyauk Ka Char, Myanmar
To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM
Moe Mohm, 48, an ethnic Pa-O widow with six daughters whose poppy field was destroyed, sits in her house in the village of Kyauk Ka Char, in the mountains of Shan State January 26, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY DRUGS)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
RTR2Y4HU
February 19, 2012
Abo, a long time opium addict, sits in a drugs treatment hospital in Keng Tung in mountains of Shan State...
Keng Tung, Myanmar
To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM
Abo, a long time opium addict, sits in a drugs treatment hospital in Keng Tung in mountains of Shan State January 28, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY DRUGS)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
RTR2Y4HT
February 19, 2012
Abo, a long time opium addict, passes time at a drugs treatment hospital in Keng Tung, in the mountains...
Keng Tung, Myanmar
To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM
Abo, a long time opium addict, passes time at a drugs treatment hospital in Keng Tung, in the mountains of Shan State, January 28, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY DRUGS)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
RTR2Y4HS
February 19, 2012
Abo, a long time opium addict, passes time at a drugs treatment hospital in Keng Tung, in the mountains...
Keng Tung, Myanmar
To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM
Abo, a long time opium addict, passes time at a drugs treatment hospital in Keng Tung, in the mountains of Shan State, January 28, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY DRUGS)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
RTR2Y4IV
February 20, 2012
Buddhist novice monks eat at a temple where local villagers meet UNODC and Myanmar's police representatives...
Kyauk Ka Char, Myanmar
To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM
Buddhist novice monks eat at a temple where local villagers meet UNODC and Myanmar's police representatives in the village of Kyauk Ka Char, in the mountains of Shan State January 26, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY DRUGS)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
RTR2Y4IU
February 20, 2012
A policeman secures a Buddhist temple where local villagers meet UNODC representatives and Myanmar police...
Kyauk Ka Char, Myanmar
To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM
A policeman secures a Buddhist temple where local villagers meet UNODC representatives and Myanmar police in the village of Kyauk Ka Char, in the mountains of Shan State January 26, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY DRUGS)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
RTR2Y4IT
February 20, 2012
A Buddhist novice monk stands by the window at a temple where local villagers meet UN and Myanmar's police...
Kyauk Ka Char, Myanmar
To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM
A Buddhist novice monk stands by the window at a temple where local villagers meet UN and Myanmar's police representatives in the village of Kyauk Ka Char, in the mountains of Shan State January 26, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY DRUGS)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
RTR2Y4IP
February 20, 2012
An ethnic Pa-O woman smiles after meeting UNODC and Myanmar's police representatives in the village of...
War Taw, Myanmar
To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM
An ethnic Pa-O woman smiles after meeting UNODC and Myanmar's police representatives in the village of War Taw, in the mountains of Shan State January 27, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY DRUGS)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
RTR2Y4IM
February 20, 2012
A boy passes by a policeman as ethnic Pa-O men meet UNODC and Myanmar's police representatives in the...
Tar-Pu, Myanmar
To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM
A boy passes by a policeman as ethnic Pa-O men meet UNODC and Myanmar's police representatives in the village of Tar-Pu, in the mountains of Shan State January 27, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY DRUGS)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
RTR2Y4IL
February 20, 2012
Novice monks play as a policeman secures a Buddhist temple where local villagers meet UNODC representatives...
Kyauk Ka Char, Myanmar
To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM
Novice monks play as a policeman secures a Buddhist temple where local villagers meet UNODC representatives and Myanmar police in the village of Kyauk Ka Char, in the mountains of Shan State January 26, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY DRUGS)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
RTR2Y4IE
February 20, 2012
Villagers rest after destroying poppy fields above the village of Ho Hwayt, in the mountains of Shan...
Ho Hwayt, Myanmar
To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM
Villagers rest after destroying poppy fields above the village of Ho Hwayt, in the mountains of Shan State January 26, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY DRUGS)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
RTR2Y4ID
February 20, 2012
Children gather in a school in the village of Tar-Pu, in the mountains of Shan State January 27, 2012....
Tar-Pu, Myanmar
To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM
Children gather in a school in the village of Tar-Pu, in the mountains of Shan State January 27, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY DRUGS EDUCATION)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
RTR2Y4IC
February 20, 2012
Villagers meet UN and Myanmar's police representatives in the village of War Taw, in the mountains of...
War Taw, Myanmar
To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM
Villagers meet UN and Myanmar's police representatives in the village of War Taw, in the mountains of Shan State January 27, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY DRUGS)
MYANMAR-OPIUM
RTR2Y4I9
February 20, 2012
Villagers sit outside a house where they met UNODC and Myanmar's police representatives in the village...
Tar-Pu, Myanmar
To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM
Villagers sit outside a house where they met UNODC and Myanmar's police representatives in the village of Tar-Pu, in the mountains of Shan State January 27, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY DRUGS)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
RTR2Y4I8
February 20, 2012
Villagers sit outside a house where they met UN and Myanmar's police representatives in the village of...
Tar-Pu, Myanmar
To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM
Villagers sit outside a house where they met UN and Myanmar's police representatives in the village of Tar-Pu, in the mountains of Shan State January 27, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY DRUGS)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
RTR2Y4I7
February 20, 2012
Children gather in a school in the village of Tar-Pu, in the mountains of Shan State January 27, 2012....
Tar-Pu, Myanmar
To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM
Children gather in a school in the village of Tar-Pu, in the mountains of Shan State January 27, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY DRUGS EDUCATION)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
RTR2Y4I3
February 19, 2012
Ethnic Akha people wearing traditional clothes meet UN representatives and Myanmar police in the village...
Kor Miang Pin, Myanmar
To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM
Ethnic Akha people wearing traditional clothes meet UN representatives and Myanmar police in the village of Kor Miang Pin, in the mountains of Shan State January 29, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY DRUGS)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
RTR2Y4I0
February 19, 2012
Jason Eligh (C) of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and other representatives meet farmers in...
War Taw, Myanmar
To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM
Jason Eligh (C) of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and other representatives meet farmers in the village of War Taw, in the mountains of Shan State January 27, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY DRUGS)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
RTR2Y4HR
February 19, 2012
Ethnic Akha people talk to a policeman as villagers meet UN and Myanmar's police representatives in the...
Kor Miang Pin, Myanmar
To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM
Ethnic Akha people talk to a policeman as villagers meet UN and Myanmar's police representatives in the village of Kor Miang Pin in mountains of Shan State January 29, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY DRUGS)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
RTR2Y4IN
February 20, 2012
A vendor sells balloons at Keng Tung, in the mountains of Shan State January 28, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically...
Keng Tung, Myanmar
To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM
A vendor sells balloons at Keng Tung, in the mountains of Shan State January 28, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. To match Special Report MYANMAR/OPIUM REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY DRUGS)
MYANMAR/OPIUM
RTR2Y5GV
February 20, 2012
A poppy field is seen before policemen and farmers destroy it above the village of Ho Hwayt, in the mountains...
Ho Hwayt, Myanmar
A poppy field is seen before policemen and farmers destroy it above the village of Ho Hwayt, in the mountains...
A poppy field is seen before policemen and farmers destroy it above the village of Ho Hwayt, in the mountains of Shan State January 26, 2012. Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food. With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY)
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