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Bamyan Province, Afghanistan
Photographic Image of Afghanistan for K-12 World Geography - South-central Asia - Asia
This is a view of the shell of the "Large Buddha" and the surrounding caves in Bamyan, Afghanistan.  The Buddha statue in this particular cave as well as in another - both dating to the 6th century C.E. - were frequently visited and described over the centuries by numerous travelers on the Silk Road trade routes.  Both statues were infamously destroyed by the Taliban in 2001.

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