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Sigiriya: The Lion Rock of Sri Lanka

Sri Lankans and tourists climb the 80-metre (600-foot) fortress of Sigiriya rock (the Lion Rock) in Sigiriya, north-central Sri Lanka.

The Sigiriya rock, 160 kilometres (100 miles) north of Colombo, is a World Heritage site known for frescoes of bare-chested women. The number of foreign tourists visiting Sri Lanka has swelled since the island ended a 37-year separatist conflict with Tamil Tiger rebels in May 2009.

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