Opium production in Afghanistan hits a record high. Above, an Afghan man and boy cultivate a poppy field in the Panjwayi district of Kandahar on April 28, 2006. Afghanistan is one of the world's largest drug producers. The United Nations and the Afghan government have estimated the total export value of Afghanistan's opium in 2005 at $2.7 billion, equivalent to 52 percent of the country's official gross domestic product.
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