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Last Updated: Tuesday July 15 2008 04:59 GMT

In Pictures: Amazing sand sculptures

Man looking at a sand scultpure

Crowds of people are flocking to Weston-Super-Mare in south west England, to check out these amazing sand sculptures.

elephant sculpture

Fourteen artists from around the world made use of 360 tonnes of sand... let's hope there's some left on the beach!

One of the sand sculptures

Last year's event attracted 30,000 visitors, and the organisers are expecting even more this year.

Joe loved the sculptures. He told Newsround: "They're absolutely amazing. I've entered a (similar) comptition before and won first place. I thought we were absolutely amazing until we came here!"

Joe loved the sculptures. He told Newsround: "They're absolutely amazing. I've entered a (similar) comptition before and won first place. I thought we were absolutely amazing until we came here!"

Sophie said the exhibition was really good and her favourite sand sculpture was the lion.

Sophie said the exhibition was really good and her favourite sand sculpture was the lion.

Sonali making a sand sculpture

Newsround's Sonali went along to check it out and ended up having a go herself, under the watchful eye of sand sculptor Nicola Wood.

sand sculptures

The artists' sculptures range from incredible life-like creatures...

People stop to look at the sand sculptures

To scenes representing the seven continents of the world. But what did Sonali come up with?

Sand sculptureof the Newsround logo

The Newsround logo of course! Good work Sonali.