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Afghan Buddha destroyed by Taliban makes virtual return

Twenty years after being blasted out of Afghanistan's central highlands, one of Bamiyan's famed Buddha statues makes a brief virtual return, as a 3D projection fills the alcove that housed the statue for centuries.

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