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Opium

The addicted village

Afghanistan

Sarab village resident and opium addict Islam Beg puts away what’s left of his stash of opium after having an early morning smoke in the Badakhshan province of Afghanistan. In dozens of mountain hamlets in this remote corner of Afghanistan, opium addiction has become so entrenched that whole families, from toddlers to old men, are addicts.
Credit: Julie Jacobson/AP

In dozens of mountain hamlets in this remote corner of Afghanistan, opium addiction has become so entrenched that whole families, from toddlers to old men, are addicts.