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Destroying poppies in a Guatemala plantation

Johan Ordonez / AFP - Getty Images

A police officer shows a poppy flower during an operation to destroy a plantation in Tuinima village, Tajumulco nunicipality, San Marcos departament, 315 km northeast of Guatemala City, near the border with Mexico, on Wednesday.

Johan Ordonez / AFP - Getty Images

A soldier takes part in an operation to destroy a poppy plantation in Tuinima village.

Most of the images of poppy cultivation (and destruction) we see are from Afghanistan. See this series about opium previously in PhotoBlog, and this piece about security forces burning opium.

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