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The cave dwellers of Bamiyan
BBC News, by Ayoub Arwin & Daud Qarizadah

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 8/17/2014 7:47:45 AM

The sandstone cliffs of Afghanistan´s Bamiyan province are most famous for the giant 6th century Buddha statues carved out of the rock and destroyed by the Taliban in 2001. The monks who created them also dug out numerous caves in the Bamiyan valley. Originally used for meditation and retreat, some of these caves are now home to around 700 Afghan families who have no land and can´t afford conventional housing. Ramazan and his wife Zahra have been living here for eight years. Their son and two daughters were born in the caves. Like most of the local children they don't go to school. "There's no hope of becoming an educated person

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Cave dwellers still exist, with no education and satellite coverage. Where does the power come from to run it?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 8/17/2014 9:45:03 AM     (No. 9968975)

If the Taliban had its way, we will all be living in caves and eating newts. Fight people, fight!

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