Repaired ancient artefacts on display in Afghanistan

Sculptures destroyed during Taliban regime were restored after collapse of Islamic hardliners in 2001
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An ancient sculpture is displayed in the Kabul Museum August 4, 2011 in Kabul, Afghanistan (Getty Images)
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The sculptures, which had been destroyed by Islamists during the Taliban regime, were repaired after the collapse of the hardliners in 2001 (Getty Images)
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Portions of the collection have been exhibited in seven countries (Getty Images)
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The National Museum of Afghanistan, also known as the Afghan National Museum or the Kabul Museum, is a two-story building located 9 km southwest of the centre of Kabul City in Afghanistan (Getty Images)
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The museum was built in 1922 during the reign of King Amanullah Khan (Getty Images)
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Many treasures of ivory are stored in the museum, as are antiquities from Kushan, early Buddhism, and early Islam (Getty Images)
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An ancient sculpture is displayed in the Kabul Museum August 4, 2011 in Kabul, Afghanistan (Getty Images)
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People look at ancient sculptures on display in the Kabul Museum (Getty Images)
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An Afghan woman looks at a display in the Kabul Museum August 4, 2011 in Kabul, Afghanistan (Getty Images)
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The sculptures, which had been destroyed by Islamists during the Taliban regime, were repaired after the collapse of the hardliners in 2001. n 2003, the international community invested US$350,000 to refurbish Kabul Museum (Getty Images)