Afganistan ice cream- Photo via Natalia's PhotoblogIn a nation wrenched by decades of war, perhaps it is of no surprise that one of Afghanistan’s most successful brands manufactures what is sorely lacking from the conflict-scarred landscape: joy.

The Herat ice cream factory in western Afghanistan dips rectangular vanilla bars in chocolate, builds orange sorbets on sticks, and tops the frozen cones that are sold in all of the country’s 34 provinces —  a rare success for a business benefitting from no foreign investment.

(READ the story from Reuters)

Photo credit: Kabul, Afghanistan, Natalia’s Photoblog

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