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Bit By Bit, Afghanistan Rebuilds Buddhist Statues

The  larger of the two Buddha statues that towered over the Bamiyan Valley in central Afghanistan.  This photo was taken before a 2001 Taliban campaign that destroyed Buddha  statues throughout Afghanistan. International teams are  now working to restore the sixth century statues.
The larger of the two Buddha statues that towered over the Bamiyan Valley in central Afghanistan. This photo was taken before a 2001 Taliban campaign that destroyed Buddha statues throughout Afghanistan. International teams are now working to restore the sixth century statues.