August 13, 2012

Should Afghanistan's Buddhas Be Rebuilt?

Stephanie Hegarty, BBC News


The destruction of Afghanistan's Bamiyan Buddhas in 2001 led to global condemnation of the Taliban regime. But the decision by Unesco not to rebuild them has not put an end to the debate about their future.

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