Each spring, the guns fall silent in Afghanistan. US soldiers breathe a little easier. The children come out to play.
It is the time when the poppy fields need to be harvested, so young Afghan males lay down their arms and get to work.
Around 30% of Afghan GDP derives from the export of opium and much of the money goes to the insurgency, as well as farmers and drivers. The rest of the economy is shot to pieces. There is no other way to keep busy, or make money.