Thursday, August 5, 2010

Drowning In Opium

Addiction in Afghanistan has risen along with the country's opium production, which is now cranking at something close to fever pitch. With much of its society and many of its institutions ruined by 30 years of fighting, Afghanistan produces more than 90 percent of the world's opium. Profits from the drug sales feed the Taliban insurgency.

Watch the rest of the photo essay by Lynsey Addario for the New York Times here.

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