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An Afghan girl who lives in the caves of Bamiyan, Afghanistan sits in front of the destroyed Buddha statue in Bamiyan, Afghanistan on February 19,2002. The ancient Buddhist statue was blown up by the Taliban in 2001. Buddha of Bamiyan,  230 km northwest of Kabul at an altitude of 2,500 meters.Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

An Afghan girl who lives in the caves of Bamiyan, Afghanistan sits in front of the destroyed Buddha statue in Bamiyan, Afghanistan on February 19,2002. The ancient Buddhist statue was blown up by the Taliban in 2001. Buddha of Bamiyan, 230 km northwest of Kabul at an altitude of 2,500 meters.

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