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Wednesday, 10 July, 2002, 16:21 GMT 17:21 UK
In pictures: Sand sculptures

More than 70 artists from around the world are behind the images of historical figures and replicas of landmarks that make up Sand World in Luebeck-Travemuende, northern Germany.

The festival is held to honour the 200th anniversary of the Travemuende seaside resort.

Church made of sand
The Luebeck church is among the most impressive sculptures

Sand sculpture of Emperor Karl IV
Historical figures, such as Emperor Karl IV, are the focus of the exhibit

US artist Daniel Clover carves a sand figure of German pirate Klaus Stoertebecker
US artist Daniel Clover carves the head of German pirate Klaus Stoertebecker

Sand sculpture of German literary figure Owlglass
Remy Geerts of the Netherlands puts finishing touches on Owlglass, a German literary figure

Sand sculpture with sand church in the background
The Sand World exhibit runs from 12 July to 25 August

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