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TO GO WITH Afghanistan-unrest-drugs-Taliban, FEATURE by Lynne O'Donnell (FILES) In this May 6, 2008 file photograph, a US Marine walks through a poppy field in Garmsir, southern Helmand province. The Afghan government in March 2010 announced eradication had begun anew in Helmand, Nangahar and Farah provinces, and will soon begin in Kandahar. Deputy Interior Minister Mohammad Daud Daud poppy cultivation had stopped in 25 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces by 2009, but there was "minor" planting in 18 provinces, suggesting a re-emergence. AFP PHOTO/Massoud HOSSAINI/FILES / AFP PHOTO / AFP FILES / MASSOUD HOSSAINI

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