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Bamiyan under threat again, this time from climate change

Two Buddha statues carved into a mountain in Afghanistan ranked among the country's most famous cultural treasures, until they were turned to dust by the Taliban in 2001. In the years since, the remaining cultural highlights in the World Heritage Bamiyan Valley have been exposed to a new threat: erosion brought on by climate change.

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