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In this Nov. 22, 2016 photo, a Nepalese laborer works on the reconstruction of a house at Changu Village 20 kilometers (12.5 miles) east of Kathmandu, Nepal. Less than two years after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake damaged the 5th century Changu Narayan temple in the village, the community is cleaning up their World Heritage site themselves and British architect John Sanday, who led the World Monuments Fund restoration of Cambodia’s Angkor Wat, has taken on the recovery as his pet project. Changu Narayan is believed to be the oldest Hindu place of worship in the country, its wooden walls intricately carved with hundreds of deities, perched atop a steep hill overlooking the Kathmandu Valley. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

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In this Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016 photo, wooden poles support Changu Narayan, a temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, at Changu Village, 20 kilometers (12.5 miles) east of Kathmandu, Nepal. Less than two years after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake damaged the 5th century temple, the community is cleaning up their World Heritage site themselves and British architect John Sanday, who led the World Monuments Fund restoration of Cambodia’s Angkor Wat, has taken on the recovery as his pet project. Changu Narayan is believed to be the oldest Hindu place of worship in the country, its wooden walls intricately carved with hundreds of deities, perched atop a steep hill overlooking the Kathmandu Valley. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

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In this Nov. 22, 2016 photo, Gyan Bahadur Bhadal, Hindu priest of Changu Narayan, a temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, stands in front of his house at Changu Village, 20 kilometers (12.5 miles) east of Kathmandu, Nepal. Less than two years after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake damaged the 5th century temple, the community is cleaning up their World Heritage site themselves and British architect John Sanday, who led the World Monuments Fund restoration of Cambodia’s Angkor Wat, has taken on the recovery as his pet project. Changu Narayan is believed to be the oldest Hindu place of worship in the country, its wooden walls intricately carved with hundreds of deities, perched atop a steep hill overlooking the Kathmandu Valley. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

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In this Nov. 22, 2016 photo, Chandra Lal Bhadal, Hindu priest of Changu Narayan temple, stands in the debris of his house that was destroyed in a 2015 earthquake at Changu Village, 20 kilometers (12.5 miles) east of Kathmandu, Nepal. Less than two years after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake damaged the 5th century temple, the community is cleaning up their World Heritage site themselves and British architect John Sanday, who led the World Monuments Fund restoration of Cambodia’s Angkor Wat, has taken on the recovery as his pet project. Changu Narayan is believed to be the oldest Hindu place of worship in the country, its wooden walls intricately carved with hundreds of deities, perched atop a steep hill overlooking the Kathmandu Valley. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

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In this Nov. 22, 2016 photo, Anish Bhatta, whose family has been living and leading worship at Changu Narayan temple for 10 generations, walks in front of the temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, at Changu Village, 20 kilometers (12.5 miles) east of Kathmandu, Nepal. Less than two years after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake damaged the 5th century temple, the community is cleaning up their World Heritage site themselves and British architect John Sanday, who led the World Monuments Fund restoration of Cambodia’s Angkor Wat, has taken on the recovery as his pet project. Changu Narayan is believed to be the oldest Hindu place of worship in the country, its wooden walls intricately carved with hundreds of deities, perched atop a steep hill overlooking the Kathmandu Valley. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

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In this Nov. 22, 2016 photo, British architect John Sanday speaks with Anish Bhatta, whose family has been living and leading worship at Changu Narayan temple for 10 generations, in front of the temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, at Changu Village, 20 kilometers (12.5 miles) east of Kathmandu, Nepal. Less than two years after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake damaged the 5th century temple, the community is cleaning up their World Heritage site themselves and Sanday, who led the World Monuments Fund restoration of Cambodia’s Angkor Wat, has taken on the recovery as his pet project. Changu Narayan is believed to be the oldest Hindu place of worship in the country, its wooden walls intricately carved with hundreds of deities, perched atop a steep hill overlooking the Kathmandu Valley. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

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In this Nov. 22, 2016 photo, a Nepalese policeman rests in front of Changu Narayan, a temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, at Changu Village, 20 kilometers (12.5 miles) east of Kathmandu, Nepal. Less than two years after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake damaged the 5th century temple, the community is cleaning up their World Heritage site themselves and British architect John Sanday, who led the World Monuments Fund restoration of Cambodia’s Angkor Wat, has taken on the recovery as his pet project. Changu Narayan is believed to be the oldest Hindu place of worship in the country, its wooden walls intricately carved with hundreds of deities, perched atop a steep hill overlooking the Kathmandu Valley. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

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Rescue workers remove debris as they search for victims of earthquake in Bhaktapur near Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, April 26, 2015. A strong earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha, File)

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Nepalese earthquake-affected victims salvage belongings from their damaged homes in Lalitpur, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal, Thursday, April 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

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People gather on an open space for security reasons at Basantapur Durbar Square, damaged in Saturday’s earthquake, in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, April 26, 2015. The earthquake centered outside Kathmandu, the capital, was the worst to hit the South Asian nation in over 80 years. It destroyed swaths of the oldest neighborhoods of Kathmandu, and was strong enough to be felt all across parts of India, Bangladesh, China's region of Tibet and Pakistan. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)