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Merco's Avatar Jump to comment 10 by Merco

The authorities have banned photography of the damage, conscious that vandalism of this kind which echoes the 2001 destruction of the Bamiyan Buddha statues in Afghanistan by the Taliban is damaging for the nation’s image.

This attitude is childish and unhelpful. It is a part of the nation's image, whether it's damaging or not.

Sun, 26 Feb 2012 14:59:42 UTC | #922086