Photo of the Day 20 July 2008

Opium Smoke, Doi Sam Mun, Thailand, 1985
Photograph by Steve Raymer
A woman smoking opium on Chinese New Year fills her small, sunlit home in Thailand's Doi Sam Mun village with a bluish haze. Thailand was once a significant producer of opium and heroin, but government eradications efforts begun in the 1980s have significantly curtailed poppy cultivation.