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Dark clouds are pictured as precipitation falls over the Hindu Kush... News PhotoAfghanistan,Bamiyan,Cloud - Sky,Dark,Environmental Issues,Flying,Hindu Kush Range,Horizontal,Kabul,Mountain,Mountain Range,Nature,Outdoors,WeatherPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPDark clouds are pictured as precipitation falls over the Hindu Kush mountains during a flight between Bamiyan and Kabul on October 24, 2012. Bamiyan, some 200 kilometres (124 miles) northwest of Kabul, stands in a deep green and lush valley stretching 100 kilometres through central Afghanistan, on the former Silk Road that once linked China with Central Asia and beyond. The town was home to two nearly 2,000-year-old Buddha statues before they were destroyed by the Taliban, months before their regime was toppled in a US-led invasion in late 2001. AFP PHOTO / Massoud HOSSAINI (Photo credit should read MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images)