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Afghanistan: Lance With Love: Afghans Revel in Bountiful Opium

Afghanistan (MAP) - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 07:00
The Daily Star, 21 May 2016 - NAQIL, Afghanistan (AFP) - Lashes swished and whirled through the air in a burst of celebration around a sea of opium poppies, as farmers in a southern Afghan village rejoiced over a bumper harvest with a traditional rope game. Hundreds of farm laborers from across the Pashtun heartland, many of them Taliban, congregated last month in Naqil in Uruzgan province for the most lucrative time of the year - the poppy harvest.
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