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Giant Sculptures Greet Sydney’s Beachgoers

Will Maguire's "Big Man" stands tall at Bondi Beach during the "Sculpture by the Sea" exhibition in Sydney on Oct. 22.

The free outdoor exhibition, now in its 18th year, stretches for more than a mile along the coastline between Sydney's famous Bondi and Tamarama beaches. Artists from 16 countries are participating in the exhibition which will run from Oct. 23 until Nov 9.

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A girl walks on the handle of a 79 foot frying pan by Australian artist Andrew Hankin at Tamarama beach on Oct. 23. The sculpture is called "we're fryin'out here."

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A peacock sculpture by Byeong Doo-moon titled "Our memory in your place" stands at Sydney's Tamarama Beach before sunrise on Oct. 23.

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A whale sculpture by Michael Greve titled "Breaching" is shown near Sydney's Bondi Beach on Oct. 23.

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A visitor mimics Peter Tilley's sculpture, "Crossing the sky by boat" near Sydney's Bondi Beach on Oct. 22.

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A couple sunbathes near Mikaela Castledine's "Gift of the rhinoceros" on Tamarama Beach on Oct. 23.

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Light shines through Julie Donnelly's glass sculpture titled "Sentinels" as the sun begins to set between Sydney's Bondi and Tamarama Beach on Oct. 22.

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