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A view of a waterfall in Band-e Amir lake in Bamiyan province on... News PhotoAfghanistan,Bamiyan,Horizontal,Human Interest,Illustration,Illustration Technique,Lake,People,Physical Geography,WaterfallPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPA view of a waterfall in Band-e Amir lake in Bamiyan province on October 23, 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)