Afghans plant new poppy crop after biggest ever harvest in blow to efforts against opium

  • by: KATHY GANNON , Associated Press
  • Updated: November 13, 2013 - 11:50 AM

CHAM KALAI, Afghanistan — The seeds flew from his hands into the soil. Wrapped in a woolen shawl against the cold, Khan Bacha sowed his fields with the only crop he says brings him enough money to pay his bills and feed his family: Poppies.

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