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Babies Projected Onto Smog Become the Face of Chinese Air Pollution

The medium is the message when it comes to sounding the alarm for those most vulnerable to China’s polluted skies.

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Move over Batman, there’s a new signal piercing the night sky. Rather than summon a caped-crusader, though, these beams of light feature the faces of crying, gasping children in order to illustrate the very real dangers of China’s staggering level of air pollution.

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Artists Rebuild Destroyed Buddha Statues With Ghostly 3D Projection

Following their destruction by the Taliban in 2001, Afghanistan’s famed Buddhas of Bamiyan are reborn in luminous light.

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For centuries, the towering Buddha statues looking out over Afghanistan’s Bamiyan Valley were renowned the world over for their size and beauty. Built in the 6th century, the two main figures were the largest statues of a standing Buddha on Earth, looming at 53 and 35 meters, respectively. Carved into a sheer cliff face, the Bamiyan Buddhas were an awe inspiring combination of devotional art and ingenious craftsmanship. And in 2001, they were completely destroyed.

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