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Artist Creates Portrait Mosaic in Paris Pantheon

Image: Photos from a project by French photographer JR are displayed on the ground of the Pantheon in Paris
Portraits from a project by French photographer JR's project "Au Pantheon" are displayed on the ground of the Pantheon in Paris. MARTIN BUREAU / AFP - Getty Images

Portraits organized by French photographer JR are displayed on the ground of the Pantheon in Paris, a secular temple which contains the remains of distinguished French citizens, on Tuesday during the exhibition "Au Pantheon."

The Center of National Monuments collaborated with JR's global participatory art project "INSIDE OUT," where people around the world take their own black and white portraits as a form of expression.

The portraits on display, collected during March of this year, were selected to represent the "diversity of the contemporary world" and encapsulate the humanistic and universal values embodied by the Pantheon, according to the project website.