1 of 12 The BBC's Soutik Biswas has been visiting the Afghan village of Asad Khyl to find out what life is like nearly four years after the Taleban were overthrown.
2 of 12 In the morning, village elders enjoy a cup of tea while meeting in the shade. It does not take long for the searing summer sun to push temperatures to baking.
3 of 12 The local governor, right, arrives for a visit.
4 of 12 Children gather around the well that villagers clubbed together to build. Villagers say they have received next to no help to rebuild from the government and international community.
5 of 12 There is little left of the grape business that used to sustain the village, because the Taleban destroyed vines during the civil war. Here, a small number of grapes are being dried to make raisins.
6 of 12 The police are never far away. Some were assigned specially to ensure the security of visiting BBC staff.
7 of 12 Before long, it is midday and time for village elder Haji Abdullah Saleh to wash up for lunch.
8 of 12 Teacher Rahmat Gul lays out some sheeting...
9 of 12 ... and a spread is laid out, including kebabs, flatbread and salad.
10 of 12 For dessert, some juicy melon.
11 of 12 And after lunch, afternoon prayers in the shade of a large tree.
12 of 12 Later, as dusk falls on Asad Khyl, a cheery father plays with his child.