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Last time this 8th century UNESCO site got its toes wet was in 1940

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CE5AB115 8EF8 4CF7 BBC0 83964CAE2919Toes dampened by floodwater for the first time since the 1940s

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A giant statue of Buddha in China has had it's toes dampened by floodwater for the first time since the 1940s.

The 71m-tall statue, a Unesco heritage site, was carved out of a rockface near Chengdu in Sichuan province around the eighth century AD.

It is normally high above the waterline, but the area has been hit by the worst flooding in 70 years.

Read more on The BBC:

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