A 3D light projection has been used to shine an image of Buddha onto a cliff in Bamiyan in Afghanistan, where towering sandstone statues of Buddha were destroyed by the Taliban in 2001.
Bamiyan was once a holy site for Buddhists and its two most prominent statues were 55m and 37m high, the tallest in the world, the BBC reported in March.
The Taliban destroyed the statues at the site in 2001.
The 3D Buddha projection involved help from a team in China and has now been inaugurated, a Los Angeles Times correspondent tweeted over the weekend. The exact role of the Chinese government, or Chinese individuals, was not clear.
Shyamantha Asokan is a foreign news reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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