Drought in China: Recession in river level reveals ancient Buddhist statues

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 Drought in China: Recession in river level reveals ancient Buddhist statues

Drought and extreme heat in the southwestern region of China led to a drop in the water level in the Yangtze River.

The river became so shallow that three Buddhist statues believed to be 600 years old and a submerged island, Xinhua reports.

One of the statues depicts a monk sitting on a lotus pedestal.

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