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Nepal earthquake reduces World Heritage sites to rubble

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So many tragic images of death and destruction from Nepal. Our hearts go out to the victims and families of victims and to all of the people of Nepal. The Washington Post article here has compiled a number of images on this link. – Buddhist art news

Volunteers work to remove debris at the historic Dharahara Tower in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Niranjan Shrestha/AP) Volunteers work to remove debris at the historic Dharahara Tower in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Niranjan Shrestha/AP)

Washington Post
By Peter Holley April 25 at 1:39 PM

The devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that violently shook Nepal on Saturday left more than human casualties in its wake.

The country also saw a number of its iconic UNESCO World Heritage sites and most popular tourist attractions — some dating more than 1,700 years — reduced to piles of rubble.

Among the well-known Kathmandu landmarks destroyed by the quake was the 100-foot Dharahara Tower, which was cut down to a 30-foot pile of jagged brick, according to Reuters.

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