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Seated statue of the Buddha Sokkuram, Korea, Shilia Period (700-750 AD). Photography by Richard Fabi 2005, Wikipedia Commons.

Seated statue of the Buddha Sokkuram, Korea, Shilia Period (700-750 AD). Photography by Richard Fabi 2005, Wikipedia Commons.

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