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Last Updated: Wednesday July 20 2005 15:05 GMT

In Pictures: World Sand Sculpture Festival

A man busily works on his masterpiece at the World Sand Sculpture Festival held in Brighton.

A man busily works on his masterpiece at the World Sand Sculpture Festival held in Brighton.

Ten thousand tons of special sand has been shipped from the Netherlands to Brighton Marina so that 60 artists from all over the world can recreate the wonders of Ancient Egypt.

Ten thousand tons of special sand has been shipped from the Netherlands to Brighton Marina so that 60 artists from all over the world can recreate the wonders of Ancient Egypt.

The highlight of the festival is a 50ft-high pyramid.

The highlight of the festival is a 50ft-high pyramid.

The sand sculpture festival runs until 11 September 2005.

The sand sculpture festival runs until 11 September 2005.