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  Taleban blowing up ancient Buddhas  Islamic militia used rockets and explosives to destroy the head and legs of two giant, centuries-old Buddhas Appeals to stop destroying statues  Pakistan supported a proposal to send a team to Afghanistan to remove the Buddhist sculptures   Statues demolition suspended
  Taleban starting to wreck Buddhas

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Mar.2   Northern Afghanistan  
  Opposition leader said that Taleban has started to destroy 2 centuries-old Buddhas, despite worldwide pleas
Mar.3   Northern Afghanistan  
Mar.6   Afghanistan  
  Taleban militia observes Eid ul-Adha festival, the ongoing Muslim holiday
Mar.10   Pakistan     UN chief to take up Afghan statues
  Kofi Annan was to meet with a top Taleban official amid reports that two massive Buddhas have been destroyed
Mar.11   Afghanistan     Giant Buddhas destroyed
  Taleban Foreign Minister said that the statues had been demolished despite international pleas
Mar.14   Kabul     Taleban ousts BBC
  Taleban has ordered the BBC to close its office in Kabul following interview about destruction of statues


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