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Cone arrangers play in the sand

Three Greeks are creating what they say will be the largest current land art project in the world - a set of perfect cones made of sand and arranged in spirals over 25 acres of Egyptian desert.

Bulldozers started work at the site on the Red Sea coast in September and the work of art, called Desert Breath, will be ready for inauguration in ceremonies between 29 November and 1 December, one of the organisers said.

Once the work is complete, they will document its decay over six months as the wind wears the cones away, said Wail Khalid, a marketing executive with the sponsoring company Orascom. Cairo - Reuter