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People add waste products to the "Landscape" project by Brazilian artist Vik Muniz that recreates the image of Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, June 16, 2012. Muniz's project recreates city landmarks with recyclable materials donated by the public, who will be able to take their waste to the installation's tent between June 15 and 22, on the sidelines of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

People add waste products to the "Landscape" project by Brazilian artist Vik Muniz that recreates the image of Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, June 16, 2012. Muniz's project recreates city landmarks with recyclable materials donated by the public, who will be able to take their waste to the installation's tent between June 15 and 22, on the sidelines of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Rio's garbage made into art

June 24, 2012

Artist Vik Muniz is turning Rio de Janeiro's trash into a unique portrait of Guanabara Bay in

his new "Landscape Project," a meditation on the ever-quickening pace of

consumer culture that he is creating on the margins of the United

Nations' Rio+20 conference on sustainable development.