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Nepal's heritage sites still in ruins a year after quake

A worker cleans a shrine at Changu Narayan, the first heritage site to be repaired following Nepal’s killer earthquake which toppled numerous architectural masterpieces. (Photo by Denis Gray)

KATHMANDU VALLEY, Nepal -- Deftly handling tiny chisels and swabs of cloth, a dozen village women painstakingly chip away the crust and grime of centuries, restoring to life images of Brahma, Vishnu and other Hindu deities that grace an architectural masterwork.

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