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Afghanistan halts suspected reconstruction of ancient Buddhas

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KABUL — Afghanistan has halted conservation work at a site once occupied by ancient Buddha statues destroyed by the Taliban because the team involved is suspected of secretly trying to rebuild one of the statue’s feet, the United Nations said.

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Any attempt to rebuild the statues without official permission could lead to the site losing its World Heritage status.

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