Second Visit of Pope John Paul II to Argentina -1987
Pope John Paul II visited Argentina from 06 to 12 April 1987 and celebrated World Youth Day in Buenos Aires. This was his second state visit. Argentina issued a miniature sheet on 04 Apr 1987 to commemorate this historic Papal visit.
Myanmar issued a set of two stamps on World Buddhist Summit 2004 which was held in Yangon, Myanmar. The stamps featuring Flags of various nations and Buddhist Temples were issued on 09 Dec 2004. Indian Flag is also featured on the stamp.
Afghanistan issued a stamp on Buddhas of Bamiyan on 27 Sep 1985 on the occasion of 10th Anniversary of World Tourism Organisation. The Buddhas of Bamiyan were 6th Century monumental statues of Gautam Buddha carved into the side of a cliff in Bamiyan Valley in the Hazarajat region of Central Afghanistan 230 kms north west of Kabul at an elevation of 2,500 metres. The statues represented the classical blended style of Gandhara art. They were dynamited and destroyed in Mar 2001.These remnants of Buddha statues are included on 2008 World Monuments watch list of 100 most endangered sites by World Monuments Fund.