26 Aug. 2014
A man chews khat in Mogadishu August 10, 2014. Grown on plantations in the highlands of Kenya and Ethiopia, tonnes of khat, or qat, dubbed "the flower of paradise" by its users, are flown daily into Mogadishu airport, to be distributed from there in convoys of lorries to markets across Somalia. Britain, whose large ethnic Somali community sustained a lucrative demand for the leaves, banned khat from July as an illegal drug. This prohibition jolted the khat market, creating a supply glut in Somalia and pushing down prices, to the delight of the many connoisseurs of its amphetamine-like high. Picture taken August 10, 2014. REUTERS/Feisal Omar (KENYA - Tags: AGRICULTURE DRUGS SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY BUSINESS CRIME LAW)
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