EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Rare Artifacts Return to Afghanistan

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Rare Artifacts Return to Afghanistan
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A two-and-a-half-foot bronze incense burner, or brazier, shaped like a peacock dates back to the 12th century and is ready for museum display.

Afghanistan's National Museum director, Omara Khan Masoudi, is calling on other nations to return Afghan antiquities.

"Every time I see a piece return home, it is a meaningful moment not just for me, but for all the museum staff," he said. "I feel like a parent recovering a lost child."

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