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Trash People’ Figures Gather at Tel Aviv Landfill

Image: Trash People Exhibition in Tel Aviv
A general view of the 'Trash People' exhibition of German conceptual artist HA Schult at Ariel Sharon Park in Tel Aviv, on April 2. OLIVER WEIKEN / EPA

“Trash People,” an art exhibit of 500 life-sized figures made from 20 tons of recycled iron, glass, computer parts, cans and industrial waste, stands on Israel’s Hiriya landfill near Tel Aviv, Israel, on Wednesday.

The exhibit, by German artist HA Schult, has been traveling for 18 years around the world, with stops in Paris La Defense, Moscow Red Square, the Great Wall of China, Egypt's Pyramids in Giza, Piazza del Popolo in Rome, Antarctica and now in Israel until April 26.

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“Trash People” stands on Israel’s Hiriya landfill near Tel Aviv, Israel, on Wednesday. Ariel Schalit / AP
Image: A boy looks at a statue by German artist HA Schult during a preview of the artist's exhibition at the Ariel Sharon Park near Tel Aviv
A boy looks at a statue by German artist HA Schult during a preview of the artist's exhibition at Ariel Sharon Park. NIR ELIAS / Reuters