||Afghanistan: uncertain but hopeful
Bamyan, 27 December 2012 – In 2001, the world watched helplessly as the Taliban destroyed two massive Buddha statues, carved nearly 1,500 years earlier in the cliff face overlooking Bamyan. Today, the silent mountains still depict the wounds of this small isolated province in central Afghanistan. It was more than precious cultural monuments that were destroyed. The male and female Buddha statues stand for all the men and women of Bamyan, neglected, marginalised and, still today, in pain.
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