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Giant faces smile in Bayon temple, in Angkor, Cambodia, on October 3, 2009. The Bayon temple was built in the late 12th century or early 13th century as the official state temple of the Mahayana Buddhist King Jayavarman VII. Angkor used to be the seat of the Khmer empire, which flourished from approximately the ninth century to the thirteenth century. The ruins of Angkor temples are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Photo by Lucas Schifres/Pictobank.