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Afghan Boys Play Football in Front of Buddha of Bamyan

Afghan boys play football near where one of the Buddhas of Bamyan once stood. Subsequent to the 2001 destruction of the two giant standing Buddha statues by the Taliban, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2003 simultaneously inscribed the cultural landscape of the Bamyan Valley onto the World Heritage List and the List of World Heritage in Danger.

 

UN Photo/Fardin Waezi

28 May 2009

Bamyan, Afghanistan

Photo # 397640

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Taken on August 9, 2008