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The reclining Buddha statue made use of the mountain's original shape, which was identical to a human body. [Photo/SIPA]
Visitors at the feet of the world's largest reclining Buddha stone statue in Yiyang county of East China's Jiangxi province, March 28, 2015. [Photo/SIPA]
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