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Giant standing Buddhas of Bamiyan still cast shadows

The cavity where the largest of the Buddha’s of Bamiyan statues, known to locals as the "Father Buddha," used to stand towers above the Bamyan valley, June 16, 2012. The monumental statues were built in A.D. 507 and 554 and were the largest statues of standing Buddha on Earth until the Taliban dynamited them in 2001.



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This work, Giant standing Buddhas of Bamiyan still cast shadows [Image 5 of 8], by SGT Ken Scar, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:06.16.2012

Date Posted:06.20.2012 01:35

Photo ID:607650

VIRIN:120616-A-ZU930-015

Resolution:2700x1800

Size:1.44 MB

Location:BAMYAN PROVINCE, AFGlobe

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