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08 May 2012, Bamiyan, Afghanistan :  Locla children play football in front of the empty niches that once contained the largest free standing statues of Buddha in the world  that dominate the skyline of Bamiyan city. The Taliban destroyed the statues by blowing them up in March 2001 . Picture by Graham Crouch/World Bank