British-themed castles made of sand

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This year's Sand Sculpture Festival at Weston-super-Mare in Somerset celebrated all things British.

Sculptors paid sandy tribute to British icons including the Queen, William Shakespeare, former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Monty Python's Flying Circus (above) and the BBC comedy series Little Britain.

Weston-super-Mare beach was chosen to host the event because of its famously perfect sand quality.

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