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Last Updated: Tuesday, 13 September 2005, 14:44 GMT 15:44 UK
About One Day in Afghanistan
Throughout 13 September BBC News went behind the headlines to take an in-depth look at life in Afghanistan.

Man pushes man in a wheelchair past election posters
Key elections take place on Sunday
From dawn to dusk we spoke to Afghans about their lives as their country prepared for parliamentary elections, and asked them what has changed nearly four years after US-led attacks on the country and the fall of the Taleban.

You can still visit our At-a-glance page to see the news that came out of Afghanistan on the day, a snapshot of what people told us about their lives, as well as a flavour of reports from the local media.

On our Daily Lives page you can find all the contributions as they came in from people around the country: What does it mean to be a widow with children to raise? A farmer? A parliamentary candidate? Or a footballer in the national team?

Our reporter Soutik Biswas spent the day in a northern Afghan village, which was partly destroyed by the Taleban during the civil war. He asked a number of residents how they were rebuilding their lives. See how their day unfolded here: Village life

Finally, the Media and comment page monitored the local media for news and opinion, and surveyed what Afghans were watching on their TVs, listening to on the radio and reading in the newspapers or online.

More voices from Afghanistan were broadcast during the day on BBC radio.

Programmes on the BBC World Service and the Afghan Service aired regular interviews with ordinary Afghans talking about their everyday lives.

In the UK, Radio Five Live broadcast audio diaries and live interviews, and assessed the state of the media and democracy in the country.

Viewers in the UK could also find coverage of One Day in Afghanistan on the TV news channel, BBC News 24, and internationally on BBC World.


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