Flowering business

Boys play in an illicit poppy field north of Kandahar. U.S. and U.N. officials estimate that opium poppy acreage has risen more than 60% from its 2003 level, and that heroin production accounts for up to 60% of Afghanistan’s GDP.

( Noor Khan / AP )

Boys play in an illicit poppy field north of Kandahar. U.S. and U.N. officials estimate that opium poppy acreage has risen more than 60% from its 2003 level, and that heroin production accounts for up to 60% of Afghanistan’s GDP.

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