Buddha of Swat smiles nearly 11 years after Taliban dynamited it

The iconic Buddha of Swat, carved on a cliff in the 7th century, has been restored to its almost original form with Italian assistance in the troubled northwestern Pakistan, nearly 11 years after it was dynamited by the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan during their control over the area.

Jul 12, 2018, 19:36 PM IST

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