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Afghanistan's Wild West - 18 Feb 2015
In the ruins of Farah's ancient citadel, addicts huddle in the cold, smoking opium.

The city 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.
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February 17, 2015
Afghan drug addicts smoke heroin inside a cave in Farah province February 4, 2015. Farah offers a prime...
FARAH, Afghanistan
Afghan drug addicts smoke heroin inside a cave in Farah province
Afghan drug addicts smoke heroin inside a cave in 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: DRUGS SOCIETY POLITICS CRIME LAW)
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February 17, 2015
A policeman inspects a passenger at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Farah province February 4, 2015....
FARAH, Afghanistan
Policeman inspects a passenger at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Farah province
A policeman inspects a passenger at a checkpoint 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 TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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February 17, 2015
Khodaidad, the acting district chief of Khaki Safed, speaks during an interview at his house in Farah...
FARAH, Afghanistan
Khodaidad, the acting district chief of Khaki Safed, speaks during an interview at his house in Farah...
Khodaidad, the acting district chief of Khaki Safed, speaks during an interview at his house in Farah province February 3, 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 3, 2015. To match Insight AFGHANISTAN-OPIUM/ REUTERS/Omar Sobhani (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: POLITICS DRUGS SOCIETY)
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February 17, 2015
Governor of Farah province Mohammad Asif Nang speaks during an interview in Farah province February 3,...
FARAH, Afghanistan
Governor of Farah province Mohammad Asif Nang speaks during an interview in Farah province
Governor of Farah province Mohammad Asif Nang speaks during an interview in Farah province February 3, 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 3, 2015. To match Insight AFGHANISTAN-OPIUM/ REUTERS/Omar Sobhani (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: POLITICS HEADSHOT DRUGS SOCIETY CRIME LAW)
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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)
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February 17, 2015
Drug addicts smoke heroin inside a cave in Farah province February 4, 2015. Farah offers a prime example...
FARAH, Afghanistan
Drug addicts smoke heroin inside a cave in Farah province
Drug addicts smoke heroin inside a cave in 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: DRUGS SOCIETY POLITICS CRIME LAW)
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February 17, 2015
A policeman watches a motorcyclist at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Farah province February 4, 2015....
FARAH, Afghanistan
Policeman watches a motorcyclist at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Farah province
A policeman watches a motorcyclist at a checkpoint 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: DRUGS SOCIETY POLITICS CRIME LAW)
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February 17, 2015
A drug addict smokes heroin inside a cave in Farah province February 4, 2015. Farah offers a prime example...
FARAH, Afghanistan
Drug addict smokes heroin inside a cave in Farah province
A drug addict smokes heroin inside a cave in 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: DRUGS SOCIETY POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY CRIME LAW)
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