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    Giant standing Buddhas of Bamiyan still cast shadows [Image 5 of 8]

    Giant standing Buddhas of Bamiyan still cast shadows

    BAMYAN PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN

    06.16.2012

    Photo by Sgt. Ken Scar 

    7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

    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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    IMAGE INFO

    Date Taken: 06.16.2012
    Date Posted: 06.20.2012 02:10
    Photo ID: 607650
    VIRIN: 120616-A-ZU930-015
    Resolution: 2700x1800
    Size: 1.44 MB
    Location: BAMYAN PROVINCE, AF 

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