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This Is What Happens When A BBC Reporter Stands Next To A Pile Of Burning Hash And Heroin

BBC's Middle East correspondent Quentin Sommerville was trying to do a serious report on the drug trade in Afghanistan a few years back ... then he got the giggles.

Posted on December 22, 2014, at 3:47 p.m. ET

In case you were wondering, this is what "eight and a half tons of heroin, opium, hashish and other narcotics" burning behind you does.

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The video was filmed a few years ago, when Sommerville was the BBC correspondent in Afghanistan. It went viral this week, after the raw cut was tweeted as a "holiday treat."

Sommerville tried his best to keep it together, a consummate professional.

But in the end, well...

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