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In pictures: Entropa installation

The art installation Entropa is seen in the atrium of the European Council building, Brussles, Belgium, 13 January 2009

Entropa is held together by snap-out plastic parts similar to those used in modelling kits. The space where the UK should be (top left) is empty.

A close-up of the part of the Entropa installation depicting Poland

The 16-sq-m (172-sq-ft) work portrays Germany as a network of motorways somewhat resembling a swastika.

A close-up of the part of the Entropa installation depicting Poland

Poland is represented by a group of Catholic monks erecting the rainbow flag of the gay community.

A close-up of the part of the Entropa installation depicting France

The eight-tonne mosaic depicts France as a nation on strike.

A close-up of the part of the Entropa installation depicting Romania

Entropa portrays Romania as a theme-park-styled Dracula's castle.

Luxembourg depicted as a small piece of gold for sale

Luxembourg is depicted as a small lump of gold for sale.

A close-up of the part of the Entropa installation depicting Italy

Italy is seen as a massive football pitch, suggesting a nation with a fetish for football.

A close-up of the part of the Entropa installation depicting Bulgaria

The depiction of Bulgaria comprises a series of squat toilets.

A close-up of the part of the Entropa installation depicting the Netherlands

The Netherlands is seen as series of minarets submerged by a flood - a possible reference to the nation's simmering religious tensions.



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