Every year Blankenberge, Belgium hosts the Sand Sculpture Festival, the largest exhibition of its kind in the world. This year, 150 sculptures were made by expert sand sculptors for the occasion. Pop culture themes are always the stars of the show, and this year people can see sculptures for The Avengers, Robocop, Avatar, Abraham Lincoln, The X-Men, a tribute to Margaret Thatcher, and many more impressive mounds of sand that seem to defy the laws of physics. The festival is open to the public and ends on September 15.

[via MyModernMet]

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