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Afghan archaeologists race to study Buddhist site before destruction

Afghan archaeologists race to study Buddhist site before destruction Nov 16th, 2010 at 10:00AM: We all remember the Bamiyan statues, those giant stone Buddhas the Taliban blew up in 2001. One of the 1,500 year-old statues is pictured here. Pictures are all we have left of them. Now another Buddhist site in Afghanistan is under threat of destruction. This time the danger isn't the Taliban, but a Chinese mining company. The site of Mes Aynak in eastern Afghanistan was home to a thriving...

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