Poppy juice extraction with razor blade

Poppy juice extraction with razor blade

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Caption: Poppy juice extraction with razor blade. The razor blade (upper right) is being used to extract juice from the poppy flower bud. It is this liquid that is used to produce opium, which is the raw material for the drug heroin. Photographed in 1991, in the Samarkand region of Uzbekistan.

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